If you’re looking for a Norah Jones soul with an upbeat flare, Kate Earl is more than a safe bet. Kate has been in the music business for quite some time and has shuffled her way through Los Angeles’ nit-picking-sound-oriented-brutality to discover her sound on her latest album, Stronger, which debut on her new label, Downtown Records.
Moving to L.A. from the tiny town of Chugiak, Alaska, Kate has put out 3 albums and is past due on recognition. Her first big break was due in part to her second self titled album and the song, Melody, which was featured on it.
But Kate has redefined her sound since her 2009 release to focus on the honesty of song writing and re-discovering her influences. She admits that it might have been a late bloom, but Kate believes she’s reached a place of honesty with her new album – one that reflects her influences as a child: Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty.
In fact, the entire album resembles the feel of old school American pop rock. Her first single off of her recently released new album demonstrates her ‘grown up’ sound with the song, One Woman Army. It’s a love ballad of determination with a bass line grove that might find you driving to the love of your life in the middle of the night. Not to mention the chorus is insanely catchy: “Here I am baby, I’m your one woman army. I’d fight for you, I’ll die, I’ll be your protector.”
Kate is currently on a summer co-headlining tour with Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls. Not bad company at all.