13 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having discovered country music at the age of 12 through Taylor Swift, Northern Ireland’s Catherine McGrath found comfort in Nashville’s tales of heartache and emotional turbulence. “I felt like the artists I listened to knew exactly what I was going through, like I should be their best friend,” she tells Apple Music. It encouraged her to pour her own experiences into songwriting, resulting in a catchy country-pop debut that explores relatable feelings via personal stories. She recalls the agonizing purgatory of being more than friends but not quite lovers (“Wild”) and confronts the hurtful sniping of someone she trusted (“Talk of This Town”) with the intention of paying forward the solace her favorite country songs once offered her. “I really hope this album is going to connect with people,” she says, “and make them feel like their pain, whatever they’re going through, is normal and that they’ll get through it.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having discovered country music at the age of 12 through Taylor Swift, Northern Ireland’s Catherine McGrath found comfort in Nashville’s tales of heartache and emotional turbulence. “I felt like the artists I listened to knew exactly what I was going through, like I should be their best friend,” she tells Apple Music. It encouraged her to pour her own experiences into songwriting, resulting in a catchy country-pop debut that explores relatable feelings via personal stories. She recalls the agonizing purgatory of being more than friends but not quite lovers (“Wild”) and confronts the hurtful sniping of someone she trusted (“Talk of This Town”) with the intention of paying forward the solace her favorite country songs once offered her. “I really hope this album is going to connect with people,” she says, “and make them feel like their pain, whatever they’re going through, is normal and that they’ll get through it.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Southbound + Down ,

Outstanding country-pop

An Irish girl, gotta love that ! These are Taylor Swift-worthy songs, and I like them. Let's support this girl.

Jeffrey1155 ,

Cinderella

Loved the entire album! Favorite song was Cinderella. It reminds me so much of Begin again by Taylor Swift. Officially a fan ❤️

Silkrachgarden ,

Completely obsessed!

This album is everything! A Taylor Swift fan suggested “Lost in the Middle” to me and I loved it! Catherine is for sure not a Taylor wannabe and she has a completely different style of writing and singing. The songs on this album are so catchy and she really understands how I feel about love!

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