At just 18 years old, Cat Burns is willing to put her real thoughts and feelings out there. She released her debut EP Adolescent at just 15 years old and was at number 11 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart within 24 hours of its release. Hailing from Streatham, South London, Burns is ready to take the lessons she’s learned into the real world.
The emerging pop songstress deftly crafts conversational lyrics that cut right to the core of feelings that often get lost in miscommunication. The chill, vibey tracks juxtaposed against concise, blunt lyrics highlight what make Cat Burns an artist to watch. She smartly crafts songs where the meaning of her songs don’t disappear behind flowery metaphors; she means exactly what she says.
Burns’ debut single, “Sober” does just this by bluntly confronting the blurred lines that come with the hook-up culture of the twenty-first century.
Her latest single goes even further. “Just Us” does just this, challenging the perspective that women are always the ones wanting something more serious from a relationship. “”Just Us” is a song I wrote about a guy wanting to jump into a relationship, and the girl would rather just enjoy his company and see how it goes,” she says of the single.
Cat Burns wisely navigates lyrics that are reflective of the impact that relationships can have on our perspectives. She’s garnered attention from the likes of Complex UK, Earmilk, and Hunger TV and has no intention of slowing down in the new year.
“So far I’ve released two singles, worked with some really cool producers, performed at many intimate venues, and I was also named MSG London’s up & coming artist of the month in October! This year I’ll be releasing lots of new music and hopefully get a support slot,” Cat tells us.
Watch this space.