Equipped with beautiful storytelling and an enchanting voice, NYC-based singer-songwriter Kathy Zimmer is preparing to release her new EP,White Noise, out January 5th, 2018. Blurring the lines between folk and pop music, the newest release by the artist showcases her style of music that she describes as “cosmopolitan folk.” Zimmer plays both acoustic and electric guitars on the EP, joined by her backing vocalists, The Sugar Bowls. The five track EP is a collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau, who has worked with artists such as John Legend, Estelle, Corinne Bailey Rae, Alice Smith, Siedah Garrett and many others.
A resident of New York City now for several years, Kathy Zimmer is a native of rural Nebraska. Her original love of acoustic guitars and tight vocal harmonies was the product of being raised in a large musical family. In school, Zimmer studied classical music, her education culminating in a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. A current fixture on the singer-songwriter scene in NYC, Zimmer’s roots and musical explorations have led her to create what she calls “Cosmopolitan Folk”–music that is sophisticated, sincere, smart and accessible with a variety of identifiable influences including country music, 1960s girl groups and classic pop singer-songwriters.
Today with a career spanning over a decade, Zimmer has released three albums and one EP to critical acclaim, both in the U.S and internationally. The unique sound of this EP is equal parts acoustic (featuring prominent cello and cajon) and delicate synth sounds interwoven throughout. This January, be sure to tune into Zimmer’s White Noise, new EP out right after the New Year!