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Katy J Pearson Shares Single & Video for “Those Goodbyes” & Announces New Album “Someday, Now” Out September 20th via Heavenly Recordings

May 22, 2024
Press shot credit: Seren Carys

Katy J Pearson Shares Single & Video for “Those Goodbyes”

Announces New Album Someday, Now

Out via Heavenly Recordings September 20th

Produced by Bullion (Carly Rae Jepsen, Nilüfer Yanya)

Crafting songs which range from achy-hearted, string-laden confessionals to sleek, chic soundtracks for the small hours, Katy J Pearson is a pop singer-songwriter for the modern catastrophic age and today she announced details of the release of her third album, Someday, Now, which is out September 20, 2024 on Heavenly Recordings. Unquestionably her most confident, assured, and honest album to date, the ten tracks on Someday, Now shine with a brilliant lucidity showcasing Katy’s natural knack for a hook. 

Recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and joined by an all-star band made up of Heavenly label-mates Davey Newington (Boy Azooga) and Huw Evans (H Hawkline) alongside Joel Burton, Someday, Now sees Pearson’s signature sound transmuted through the desk of electronic producer Nathan Jenkins, aka Bullion [whose previous credits include Carly Rae Jepsen, Ben Howard, Nilüfer Yanya and Avalon Emerson].

Talking about the band, Katy said:
I knew exactly who I wanted to work with, I knew exactly who my session band were going to be, I knew where I wanted to record. It felt like I was finally calling the shots for myself, and that was so empowering.

The album, which is available on CD and standard vinyl, is available to pre-order HERE 

Conceived by Katy, Someday, Now’s cover captures her armed with a heavy sword: a fitting, cherry-on-top visual metaphor for a woman who has “always been shy of taking up space” well and truly finding her power.  Talking about album-opener and first single “Those Goodbyes” — a fully realized pop hit, replete with glitches, big chorus, sparkly synths and a new-found relaxed vocal confidence – Katy said: It’s funny, I used to feel like I had to go high for people to hear the vulnerability, but actually, singing in your natural range and being relaxed in it — I think there’s something a lot more vulnerable about that.

Indicative of a shift in heart and sound, it fires the starting pistol for an album on which Pearson refuses to kick her heels; running red lights, resisting retrogrades, and exercising her own autonomy — in life, in love, and in the recording studio.

Back with this tremendous and affectionate arrangement, Katy J Pearson releases a track that captures this influential musician’s best qualities. A track that evolves with experimental traits, deep brooding low end and jaunty keys that flirt with the landscape, the instrumentation and the textures that progress through the soundscape solidify the importance of the lyrics and the devouring vocal harmonic range that fluctuates throughout. Katy’s distinct mesmeric melodies thrive throughout this atmosphere, through the tonal choices and the soaring synth this distinguished structure commits to a classic warmth hue that is easy to connect with whilst embracing an innovative drive. There is a true sense of adventure and emotion which resonates throughout this voyage, of which the listener grips with such force.

Recent collaborations have seen Katy bend and stretch her versatile voice with the likes of Yard Act, Metronomy, Orlando Weeks and Wet Leg with whom, amongst other friends, she reinterpreted the score of The Wicker Man, in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary

1.  Those Goodbyes

2.  Save Me

3.  It’s Mine Now

4.  Maybe

5.  Grand Final

6.  Long Range Driver

7.  Constant

8.  Someday

9.  Siren Song

10. Sky


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