A Strong Artistic Statement From A Striking Chanteuse , Meet – Katie Burden


Today we Meet , Katie Burden and I think that you will find her voice this side of enchanting. I think that anytime that someone has such a powerful voice that the emotion just seems to get to the surface and we connect with those feelings on some kind of gut level that makes us realize something deep inside us. So I urge you to give Katie Burden a listen to and get ready to want to listen to every song….

From Katie’s Bandcamp:
Katie Burden’s stylized atmospheric rock and shamanistic delivery often conjure up the ghost of Jim Morrison but in a modern context, falls somewhere between Bat for Lashes and Joan as Police Woman.

After being Raised in a small hippy town in Colorado, Burden spent her formative years bouncing around NYC and later San Francisco. In 2012 she moved to LA and after attending a meditation retreat, synchronistically fell in with a group of blue chip musicians including drummer/producer Norm Block (Mark Lanegan, Jennylee of Warpaint and Plexi) and guitarist Jen Turner of Here We Go Magic and Explanation Pony. Katie happened to have hundreds of song sketches recorded as voice memos on her phone and after she played them for her new friends there was no looking back. Block stepped into the roles of Producer while turner helped flesh out the recordings that became Burden’s debut EP My BLind Eye.

Upon her return of promoting that Ep she felt pulled back into the studio where she began tracking her follow up full length Strange Moon again at Block’s Happy Ending Studios, Silverlake, with her new tightly knit band of collaborators. The dark and moody undercurrents of the new material called for Burden to dig deeper into her emotional well, something that she struggled with when performing the songs. “I have a hard time feeling emotions sometimes” the songwriter notes. “Art makes me less afraid to feel and also less alone.”
releases September 15, 2016

for those unfamiliar with your history, can you tell us you decided to give this whole music thing a shot?
I think the affinities you have when you’re a kid are important and say a lot about what type of person you are and what you’re good at. I always loved to sing and I always felt I sort of had a knack for it. I didn’t have many knacks to choose from so it was an easy choice. Haha. That’s sort of a joke but I did feel like I owed it to myself to really try at making music and see where it lead bc when I sang it stirred something in me and it seemed to move other people as well.

who would you list as your musical influence?
I’m not sure how much my music sounds like this but I love Kate Bush, Fiona Apple, Air, Beth Gibbons, PJ Harvey, David Bowie, Destroyer and musical theater. These are just a few that are coming to mind at the moment

whats the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?
Playing with Jenny Lee was a lot of fun for us.

what are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years.
I want us to be a part of an exciting community of musicians and artists who play together and collaborate on each other’s projects. I want to be able to do festivals and join a bill with musicians I admire.

what are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
“St Vincent”
“Right On” Jenny Lee
“Too Bright” Perfume Genius
“Kaput” destroyer

Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
It’s a total pain in the ass. It’s a time sucker fist of all and the crazy thing is we all know it’s rooted in deception. I can buy my fans on FB. I’ve also been told by “social media professionals” that if you want to up your Instagram followers you’ve gotta be willing to do some shady shit. It’s definitely not my thing but these days numbers talk, or at least that’s what they tell me.

Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.
I can’t. I’ll go crazy.

If you could tour anywhere in the world , where would you want to go.
I’d like to play anywhere where there is a an energetic and receptive audience honestly. I also enjoy tropical climates 😉

Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life.
Music saves lives. How can anyone even dispute that??

Any last thoughts for your fans?
Come see us! We want to play our guts out for you!!

give this a listen while we wait for the new album to go up..

Katie Burden:

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Co-founder of 50thirdand3rd, stepped away to spend time with family and write. From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife, 4 great kids, and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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