Katie Kittermaster is taking over the singer-songwriter world. Dubbed as the “female Ed Sheeran”, this teenage superstar is so much more than that. She’s a lyricist who is wise beyond her tender years of just 17, and is bringing us a delightful collection of cosy love songs on her debut EP, Coming Home at Dawn, out now.
The EP opens with ‘Sunday Afternoon’, a song described by Katie as about a “very happy, comfortable relationship and enjoying the little things in life,” indicating that this is the time to slow down, take stock of the events of the year and settling down to enjoy a lazy Sunday.
‘Kaleidoscope’ is the next stand out track. Written when Kittermaster was just 15, this is a song about accepting the fact that the person you love is not coming back. Kittermaster tackles this difficult and emotional theme with all the honesty of a songwriter who has had years of experience in both the game of love and the music industry. It’s truly humbling to hear this sort of music coming from such a young talent.
EP closer, ‘T-Shirt’ is a bittersweet song full of hope that a failing relationship could be salvaged. It is with this song that Kittermaster won both Commonwealth Song of the Year and the UK Songwriting Contest within the same year, and also got Kittermaster to the final of the Lyricist of the Year awards as well. It’s not difficult to see why. The lyrics are astute yet relatable, the melody is catchy and Kittermaster sings with all the emotion she can muster to create a truly perfect pop song.
This is a stunning debut from the girl who is surely set to become a national treasure. She has proved herself as a songwriter and a vocalist, and continues to prove herself as a performer every night (as she is currently on tour with X Factor sensation Lucy Spraggan). This EP is the mark of one to watch, and I for one am truly excited to see what this songstress does next.
Listen to Sunday Afternoon, the leading single, down below:
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