Katie Buchan – aka Best Girl Athlete – is back with another emotion-strewn single, Lucy, out now via Fitlike Records. The single also includes b-side Frayed and both tracks are available to stream via Spotify and iTunes.
Lucy was inspired by the Luc Besson film of the same name and written at a time when Katie was considering her future study paths. It’s a bitter-sweet, sweeping piece of cinematic pop, anchored by a beautifully lifting string arrangement performed by Pete Harvey of King Creosote/Modern Studies fame. B-side Frayed deals with the brutal reality of knowing you are losing a loved one. Filled with twinkling piano melodies that flow seamlessly alongside the subtle power of Buchan’s fragile vocals, Frayed oozes a swirling, heart-wrenching splendour; interweaving elements of indie-folk with pop sensibilities akin to Lucy Rose, Frayed is a truly majestic track.
Lucy is taken from Best Girl Athlete’s self-titled sophomore album. Written 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 that includes Richard Hawley and Simone Felice.
By the age of sixteen, Katie 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. Now, with her self-titled sophomore album already released, Katie’s innovative sound continues to propel her even further forward into the minds of the music loving public.
Lucy / Frayed is out now via Fitlike Records, and is available to stream via Spotify and iTunes.