12 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer Kat Edmonson belongs to that class of vocalists who are simultaneously modern yet lost in the vintage pop of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Her girlish purr hangs lightly in the air on her third album, as producer Mitchell Froom builds concise pre-rock pop arrangements that recall John Barry, Ennio Morricone, and Henry Mancini. It’s nearly an understatement to say that matters of the heart are the overruling lyrical theme throughout. Writing 11 of the 12 songs, Edmonson plays desperate lovers in uneven relationships on the Portishead-like “Rainy Day Woman,” the orchestral “You Can’t Break My Heart,” and the Beach Boys–esque “Crying.” And the anger rages when she becomes the mocking ex-lover on “You Said Enough.” Yet these are balanced by giddy celebrations like “Oh My Love,” the intimate “All the Way,” and the teasing “Till We Start to Kiss” (which has a fresh breeze of tropical exotica). Yes, pop standards usually deal with love—yet the sly lyricism, strong melodies, and sonic depth here are an excellent new addition to this time-tested formula.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer Kat Edmonson belongs to that class of vocalists who are simultaneously modern yet lost in the vintage pop of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Her girlish purr hangs lightly in the air on her third album, as producer Mitchell Froom builds concise pre-rock pop arrangements that recall John Barry, Ennio Morricone, and Henry Mancini. It’s nearly an understatement to say that matters of the heart are the overruling lyrical theme throughout. Writing 11 of the 12 songs, Edmonson plays desperate lovers in uneven relationships on the Portishead-like “Rainy Day Woman,” the orchestral “You Can’t Break My Heart,” and the Beach Boys–esque “Crying.” And the anger rages when she becomes the mocking ex-lover on “You Said Enough.” Yet these are balanced by giddy celebrations like “Oh My Love,” the intimate “All the Way,” and the teasing “Till We Start to Kiss” (which has a fresh breeze of tropical exotica). Yes, pop standards usually deal with love—yet the sly lyricism, strong melodies, and sonic depth here are an excellent new addition to this time-tested formula.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Bill G ,

Kat's the real deal

Kat is one of the most original solo artists around today. A truly unique talent. Her set on Austin City Limits was a star turn. Great track gives a taste of what's to come. A shame we have to wait til the end of Sept. to hear this new release.

ByronDevon ,

Let's Go Little Kitty Kat

Amazingly talented, underrated & incredible. I hear people say there is no more good music. I say if you love music that much, like I do, you'll find it. I found it in Kat! Texas Native! So I have to support, plus that jazz mentality she has reminds me of the Rat Pack days. Go get em' Kat! MEOW!! 😁~byrondevon

justsam1951 ,

Rainy Day Woman

Listening to Kat Edmonson sing is just sheer joy. I love that sweet, sassy, husky little voice, and whatever she does, she does with enthusiasm and just puts everything she has into it. I'm glad I have a quality set of B & O speakers so I can hear all her subtle inflections and the nuances of her vocals and the music. Keep it coming girl; your fans love you.

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