Dublin-born and London-raised singer-songwriter Kitty has come a long way since her days at the prestigious BRIT School. With her latest single, “Sympathy Pains”, she showcases an impressive evolution that reflects her growth as an artist.
Her unique sound draws inspiration from a blend of soulful influences like Lianne La Havas and the quirky pop style reminiscent of Lily Allen’s early work. It’s her introspective lyrics that give us a candid and humorous look into the life of a young, queer woman navigating the complexities of love, friendship, and self-discovery.
Kitty’s journey in the music industry began at a remarkably young age, with her first EP, ‘Nights‘, dropping when she was just 19. Despite her early success, Kitty decided to take a step back from the spotlight during her time at the BRIT School. It was a period of introspection and growth that led her to rediscover her unique indie-pop sound. Her time away from the limelight was far from idle, as she immersed herself in songwriting and collaborations within the music industry. She earned songwriting credits on Rowan Flack’s ‘Tipsy on the Tongue’ and ventured into toplining, achieving success with Higgo’s remix of Cortese’s ‘Wild Enough’, which was featured on Kiss Radio.
Kitty’s forthcoming EP, ‘Swimming for Dummies’, marks a significant new chapter in her musical journey. She spent the past few years curating a sound that preserves the essence of her original music while incorporating fresh indie-pop arrangements. This new release reflects the growth and development that accompanies the transition into adulthood, with Kitty herself likening it to the experience of learning to swim with no instructions.
Collaborating with producer Jules Konieczny, known for his work with artists like Tom Grennan and Everything Everything, has breathed life into Kitty’s new sound. Drawing from her love of TV and film, her music now carries unconventional production influences that add depth and character to her songs.
The focal point of this evolution is her latest single, “Sympathy Pains”. In this track, Kitty explores a deeply personal experience where she felt like a therapist for a friend, so much so that it began to impact her own mental health. This inspired the song’s title, capturing the essence of the emotional toll she experienced. Kitty worked closely with co-writer Francesca Morris to bring this poignant and relatable story to life.
“Sympathy Pains” is the perfect introduction to Kitty’s new chapter, one that encapsulates her personal and artistic evolution as she reemerges as a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. It’s a promising glimpse of what’s to come and a reminder that Kitty’s journey is far from over – in fact, it’s just getting started.