Garrett Kato shares new single ‘Control’
Watch the video for track HERE
Touring with Riley Pearce in the UK next month
Canadian-born, Australia-based singer-songwriter Garrett Kato shares new song ‘Control‘ along with an official video. Thefirst single from his upcoming EP (details coming very soon), Control explores the idea of life being a dream and waking up means leaving this world entirely to a new frontier…
“The inspiration for ‘Control’ was the basic idea of letting go,” says Garrett. “So many times in my life, I would question why things occur the way they do. Some find comfort in gods while others find safety in a salary with benefits. I’m learning to be comfortable with the simple idea that we can’t control our own existence. The unknown is scary but can often unveil the deeper meanings of life.”
The official music video, directed by Glenn Mossop (Mos and Co), is a narrative-based, off-kilter accompaniment to the song and includes cameo performances from other local musicians. The video portrays Garrett being kidnapped by a cult and reaches its pinnacle with him coming face to face with the cult leader, all taking placing amongst the picturesque setting of Byron Bay in Australia.
Hailing from Canada, Garrett Kato moved to Byron Bay, Australia in 2010 after spontaneously quitting his day job to pursue his passion for music. After busking and performing five gigs a week, Garrett is now having his songs synced with box office hits in the US, touring internationally; all the while running his own recording studio, producing for a string of Australian indie folk acts including Ziggy Alberts, Kyle Lionheart, Pierce Brothers and Riley Pearce.
With over 20 million worldwide streams to date on streaming platforms like Spotify, Garrett is looking ahead to further international and national touring dates, and releasing a stunning and heart-felt collection of brand new music.
Garrett is soon to be heading off on a co-headline UK/Europe tour with fellow Australian indie artist Riley Pearce. The 16-date run of gigs, starting today (12th September) in Oslo, Norway,will take them across major cities throughout the EU and UK, and will wrap in Dublin, Ireland on 10th October. A full list of dates is below.
Garrett Kato European Tour
12th Sept – Oslo, NO @ Parktreatret ^
13th Sept – Stockholm, SE @ Sodra Bar ^
15th Sept – Odense, DK @ Kansas City ^
16th Sept – Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenbar ^
22nd Sept – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus ^
25th Sept – Vienna, AT @ Fluc ^
26th Sept – Regensburg, DE @ Degginger ^
29th Sept – Stuttgart, DE @ Club Cann ^
30th Sept – Zurich, CH @ Papiersaal ^
1st Oct – Munich, DE @ Cord ^
3rd Oct – Cologne, DE @ Wohngemeinschaft ^
4th Oct – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso ^
5th Oct – Paris, FR @ L’International ^
8th Oct – London, UK @ Nell’s Jazz and Blues [TIX] ^
9th Oct – Manchester, UK @ Night People [TIX] ^
10th Oct – Dublin, IE @ Workmans Club [TIX] ^
^ = Co-Headline w/ Riley Pearce