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INTERVIEW: Connecticut-based pop-country artist, Katie Perkins

How have you been? 

     I have been great thank you! Thank you for having me!

Can you talk to is more about your latest single, “Take My Hand”?

    Definitely! “Take My Hand” is a song about staying true to yourself. It’s constant theme is about remembering who you are. It had touched my heart and I know it’s s song that is relatable to so many.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write the song?

    Actually in this case, I did not write this song. This song was written by a wonderful woman named Linda Pestana. I was approached to sing this song and after I heard it I immediately fell in love with it and knew it was a message I’d have to help get out to the world!

How was the filming experience?

    The filming experience was great! The first day we shot on a beach in October, so I was freezing! Haha. Whenever we weren’t shooting I was wrapped in a blanket and was wearing my slippers! But everything that day went perfectly, and all of our shots were amazing! And there was just a great cast and crew! Linda herself was even in the video!

How was the recording and writing process?

    Being that I didn’t write this particular song I can’t comment on that. But the recording process was awesome! I just love being in the studio in general, so being in the studio and working on a project that I was so passionate about made it even better!

How much did Ben Sesar and Andy Hall get to influence the album?

    Well we’re still working on the album, but for Take My Hand they had great influence. Andy’s parts truly stand out and give the song that catchy melodic dobro line that has become what others look for when listening to the song. And I actually had a chance to sit down with Ben when I was out in Tennessee and he had explained to me that every song he plays on he plays it like its his own ‘baby’. When a musician takes the time to do that it just automatically adds emotion and deepens the level of meaning to a song. I was truly blessed to have both of these amazing musicians play on this song!

How is your new album coming?

    Well we’re looking at rolling out a few more singles before releasing an entire album. It gives my fans something new to listen to every couple of months rather than releasing an entire album and then having to wait a year or so to hear something new.

Any thoughts on a tentative release date or title?

    No title yet, but we’re looking at rolling out the next single in Mid September or so! That song will be entitled “Break My Fall”.

Any plans to hit the road?

    Hopefully sometime in the near future. I did just sign on with a booking agent so we’ll see where that goes! I would love to be on the road!

What else is happening in the Katie Perkins world?

    Other than my music I have a full schedule. I’m still in school, getting my Bachelors in Nutritional Science, and I’m a health a fitness coach! So I definitely keep busy!

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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