Following the successful release of debut, Carve Every Word in 2015, Katie Buchan – aka Best Girl Athlete – returns with her brand new album, the self-titled Best Girl Athlete, out on 2nd October 2017 via Fitlike Records.
Taken from the album, new track ‘In Your Head’ premiered on The Revue and is available to stream and download from Best Girl Athlete’s Soundcloud page now.
Having written the album prior to reaching the age of eighteen alongside her musician father, Charley, Katie continues to establish herself as a mature singer-songwriter with a creative vision that, not only surpasses expectations but, confirms the young musician as a prominent and original talent, justifying her host of admirers including Richard Hawley and Simone Felice.
A collection of songs each telling a story that connects with the individual, Best Girl Athlete combines an eclectic range of influences bridging pop with elements of folk, electronic and Americana, while Katie draws on themes of melancholia, abandonment and fear laced with a message of resilience and hope for the future. Best Girl Athlete’s diverse sound is encapsulated on tracks ranging from the Mark Ronson-esque horns of In Your Headand the dark, swaying Americana of Vetiver on ‘Sometimes’ to the fusion of soulful melodies, and Katie’s assured vocal, juxtaposed with the fast-paced rap of Jack Hughes on ‘Baby Come Home’. Up-tempo, electronic soundscapes ooze on the anti-establishment themed ‘In The Morning’ while ‘Lucy’ soars with uplifting strings, offering a brand of cinematic pop reminiscent of Lana Del Rey.
Best Girl Athlete has been born out of the non-conventional manner in which many people now consume music; collecting individual offerings, rather than whole albums. Consequently, each song stands alone as a single offering with lyrically intriguing, musically accomplished depth appealing to audiences from across the board.
By the age of sixteen, Katie Buchan had already toured the U.S and Europe and released an album that was nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award. Carve Every Word was named the second best Scottish album of 2015 by Ravechild and received acclaim from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, Folk Radio, Artrocker, The Sunday Herald and BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart. Now, with a self-titled sophomore album on the horizon, Katie’s innovative sound is sure to propel her even further forward into the minds of the music loving public.
Best Girl Athlete, the eponymous new self-titled album, is due for release on 2nd October 2017 via Fitlike Records.