This week’s Thursday exclusive is a humdinger, as we bring you US singer-songwriter Katie Buchanan’s album ‘Glow’ in its entirety
e’ve been bringing you exclusive tracks every Thursday for a while now. Sometimes it’s a video or, as last week, a whole EP. But this week, for the first time, Songwriting is proud to bring you an entire album, as we present New York-based singer-songwriter Katie Buchanan’s Glow in its full-length glory, a full week before its official 3 March release.
Originally from Kansas, Katie “plays around New York rock clubs, drinks too much whiskey, and combines Midwest honesty with the directness that accompanies living in the city” (her words). She describes her sound as “subtle guitar pop steeped in Americana and heartbreak” and she’s already found favour with the likes of Guitar World and Pop Matters. As for Glow, she has this to say:
“Glow is about death. Let’s just get that out of way. It’s an album about death, what could be more universal? But I promise it’s not a downer. If you don’t believe me, there are plenty of people calling it ‘uplifting’, which kind of makes me think they’re missing the point. But maybe they’re not… maybe I am. Because Glow wasn’t supposed to be an album. It wasn’t supposed to be anything.”
“For years I never wanted to make a record,” continues Katie. “I never thought I had enough to say to make a record. I never found a grand statement to make. But it turns out, I’m just not that kind of writer. I’ll make grand statements, but I’ll always take them back. I’ll test them and turn them over and stomp on them a bit to see if they can stand back up. Glow is what stood back up.”
And so without further ado, here it is…
Like what you hear? Then you can find out more about Katie on Soundcloud, Facebook and YouTube or at her own website, or follow her on Twitter. If you’d like to buy a copy of Glow, you can do so on her Bandcamp page.