Kat Greta Releases Debut Single ‘Let It Go’

Beats, grooves and husky delights lie in wait on the debut single Let It Go from dynamic drummer and songwriter Kat Greta. Featuring Melbourne’s Charlie Lane on vocals, Let It Go marks a rousing first look into Kat’s maiden EP Get Up & Go out now; and the slick flavours of Let It Go can also be caught live in action in August, with Kat unveiling the EP at The Workers Club in Fitzroy on Sunday August 28, with the EP available to grab on vinyl on the night.

Let It Go dazzles with modern 80s cool, with gleaming keys, driving beats and frolicking melodics barrelling around the whiskey-soaked vocal stylings of Charlie Lane and Kat’s potent drum work throughout. Equally embracing vintage and modern tones in a sharp and simplistic arrangement, Let It Go fluidly embraces nods to the likes of 80s greats like The Doors and INXS, alongside the melodic approaches of Carole King, The Beatles and Billy Joel. But while this modern-vintage hybrid has itself been years in the making, Kat also struck inspiration for Let It Go in seizing the day professionally and personally for her debut release. Kat answers a few questions about the single for Hi Fi Way.

How has the build-up been leading up to the release of the single Let it Go?
Mostly it’s been exciting. I have had to learn so much – right up to the release, so I just had to keep faith that I would learn what I needed to at each stage. Originally I looked at the project and thought, “Whoah, how am I ever going to do that?” But I slowly nutted it out step by step, and the right people came along, and then eventually I had my first song.

Was the process of making your single as challenging as you thought?
Yeah, it was more challenging than I thought. It took me a really long time to find the right producer, singer, sound and style. Then I had to find musicians for the band… There were all the visual considerations – cover art, design, video. But I have learnt so much, and it should be easier the next time around.

Sonically, how would you describe your music?
The instruments used are drums, percussion, piano, organ guitar, bass, synths and vocals. The keys are predominant, and the vocals have a halo-like quality.

Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
I could give you a few artists’ names, but in all honesty it’s my mum. I look back at my lyrics and they are basically all woven around her and her journey with Progressive supranuclear palsy (a very rare neurological disease).

Best piece of advice you have been given?
Not to rush or take any shortcuts with anything. I am so glad that I took this advice, because I can look back now knowing that I have done the best that I could possibly do.

What is the Kat Greta life story?
So I was a “pleasant surprise”, with a 14 and 16 year age gap between myself and my siblings. It felt like I had two sets of parents! I come from a big Italian family, surrounded by lots of food, music and tomato passata making. My family opened a shop in a food court, which later turned into a Mexican food shop (random??), and is now known as ‘Salsa’s’. We later sold it to Boost Juice. Uhh, I did a cooking apprenticeship and now work as a chef. My life is a combination of food and music.

Are you looking to tour more broadly?
Yes I absolutely would love to do a national tour. I am working out the logistics for that now.

What’s next for you?
I would love to write more and make my first full-length album. I have so many musical ideas bouncing around my head, so I just need to find the time to make this happen 🙂

Interview By Rob Lyon

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