Almost unheard of, Katie Sky has freshly arrived on the scene, dropping her debut EP ‘Paradise’ earlier this month. It’s a record full of promise and quirks, mixing catchy electro-pop with urban hints of drum and bass and rap. Quite a change from the other acts on the roster of LAB Records which she’s recently become a part of.
Although coming across as very poppy on the first listen, upon further inspection Katie Sky‘s debut is nothing less than catchy, uplifting and, in some places, extremely beautiful, bringing a hint of summer cheer to the bleak winter season. Following in the footsteps of artists such as Kate Nash and Katy B, ‘Paradise’ showcases undeniably catchy tunes with a hint of urban brilliance which will surely catapult her into chart success.
Sky‘s vocals take the centre stage in most of the tracks, but especially in the soft, piano-driven final track ‘Tell You Everything’, which is a great example of just how beautiful acoustic music can be, at times sending shivers down your spine. Taking a slightly different and mellower approach than the rest of the record, this slow track is a great sound to lead you out of the record. ‘Tell You Everything’ showcases an outstanding vocal range that exemplifies true vocal talent and raw passion for music. Moreover, the Bristol singer-songwriter’s vocals are flawless throughout the 5-track record, creating an uplifting mood whatever type of sound she is trying to explore.
2012 could certainly see electro-pop tracks ‘Sweet Sweet Melody’ and ‘Paradise’ creep their way into the charts, which are sure to be a hit with fans of the likes of Kate Nash. But, as well as echoing Nash‘s poppy, slightly urban sound, Sky has created her own brand of music in this genre, something that is sure to be a hit in the new year.
In such a short, 5 track record, Katie Sky has created an uplifting, promising start to her career. The production and quality of the record is great and her unique, innovative sound is sure to get her some well-deserved mainstream recognition in 2012.
Written by Ashleigh Wight