Katie Sutherland has a lot going on these days. Having recently released her debut album Canvas, finally people will get a chance to listen to her beautiful lyrics and delicate songwriting. Katie took the time to speak to AMBY about her plans for 2013, small earholes and more.
AMBY: For those who haven’t had the pleasure of hearing you, how would you describe your music?
KS: I’d say it’s folk pop that’s melody driven with honest lyrics.
AMBY: You have recently released your debut album Canvas. What are the must hear tracks on the record?
KS: At the moment the download of the album is only available to those who pre-ordered via pledgemusic. The physical release will be announced very soon! My opinion changes pretty much every day, though Canvas, I Say Yeah and Toughen Up seem to be among the favourites.
AMBY: Are there any plans to tour yet?
KS: 2013 holds a lot of touring! Will be announcing dates as soon as we have the official album release date.
AMBY: I love the song Because I Do, what is the story behind it?
KS: I’m glad you do! It was one of the first songs I had ever written. It’s about a boy I really liked. Whenever we met I was very nervous….and so was he. The song is about liking someone for who they are. That boy is now my fiancé…
AMBY: Which three albums changed your life?
KS: Alanis Morissette- Jagged Little Pill
Damien Rice- Cannonball
Regina Spektor- Soviet Kitsch
AMBY: Which artists inspire you as a songwriter?
KS: Bon Iver and Feist are definitely up there they show that lyrics are just as important as melody.
AMBY: What’s been on your iPod as of late?
KS: Lianne La Havas, The Shins, and some swing believe it or not!
AMBY: How did you become involved with PledgeMusic?
KS: I was in a sticky situation whereby I had an almost complete album yet I didn’t own the rights. I had heard of pledge music before and they got in touch suggesting I re-record the album and do it my own way via PledgeMusic. It’s been a long road but glad I was able to do it the way I wanted to!
AMBY: Describe your dream gig and who would be on the bill with you.
KS: The dream gig would have to be Jools Holland. Sharing a bill with anyone I’ve mentioned above would be pretty sweet!
AMBY: What is the best song of 2012 so far?
KS: Hmmmm….. I really like Lianne La Havas ft Willy Mason No Room For Doubt.
AMBY: Lastly, tell me something about you that nobody knows yet.
KS: I have extremely small earholes. No earphones fit me :(
Be sure to listen to Katie’s track Toughen Up below! And of course, we’d like to thank you Katie, for giving us your answers!
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