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INTERVIEW: Kat Holland

Hi Kat, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hi there! I have been great. A lot of exciting things have been happening.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “The One”?

“The One” is dedicated to my now five year relationship. It reminisces on past experiences that we have had together.

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

There was a period of time after college that my boyfriend and I had to live apart and weren’t able to communicate much. During this time I was inspired to write this song.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes! I am releasing a music video for “The One” this month!

The single comes off your new album Retrovision – what’s the story behind the title?

A lot of my lyrics reference looking back into time, reminiscing on past experiences. The meaning of “Retrovision” is exactly that – a vision of events in the distant past.

How was the recording and writing process?

I love being submerged in the recording and writing process. Being in the studio is one of my favorite things in the world. If I could do it all the time, I would. There is something about getting in there and creating something with other musicians that is so special to me.

How did you go on blending the jazz with the pop on this record?

I grew up listening to jazz and blues, so it is pretty engrained in me. It was really important to me to incorporate that feel into my music. I also love pop music, so I thought it was the perfect mix.

How Nora Jones and Maroon 5 has influence your writing?

Nora Jones is very jazzy, and I love her style of music. That had a huge influence on my songs. Maroon 5 writes a lot of love songs. I grew up listening to them, and I think because of that it made me want to write love songs more.

What role does Charlotte play in your music?

I have met tons of amazing musicians here in Charlotte. I have collaborated with them on new music, old music, putting together live sets for my songs, etc. There is actually a great jazz scene in Charlotte, which I love. The music community here is really growing and starting to flourish.

What aspect of nostalgia did you get to explore on this record?

Almost all of my songs are nostalgic. They all talk about memories from the past, especially my single, “The One”.

Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Another huge inspiration for my music is my struggle with anxiety that I have experienced my whole life. You will see in particular on one of the tracks on my EP, it goes more into depth on how it makes me feel and the struggles I have had with it.

Any plans to hit the road?

I would love to hit the road and go on tour! I have also strongly considered spending a chunk of time in Los Angeles or Nashville.

What else is happening next in Kat Holland’s world?

I am already in the process of writing my songs for my album! I hope to finish recording it by the end of this year. I can’t wait to share more of my story and journey with all of my fans!

LISTEN TO “THE ONE”

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