Today, North London singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kat Deal returns with ‘Cologne’, the first single from her forthcoming debut EP. Produced by Baker Aaron, ‘Cologne’ is an energetic R&B track back with smooth bass guitar play and catchy synth keys.
Kat Deal is excited to take center stage with her own music, which can be described as modern alternative R&B-Pop with a 90s slant, and is defined by her use of lush 80s synths, 90s inspired melodies, honest and relatable lyricism, and her unmistakably powerful voice.
“I was sitting in the studio with Marc Morrison, who plays keys on the record, and all I could smell was the cologne of this guy that I liked and it was driving me insane, and the song was birthed from there. We knew it’d be called ‘Cologne’ and we got the skeleton of the music down, as well as the vibe-switch in the bridge. I can be quite random and energetic, so this song really captures that side of my personality. I walked around that night thinking about this guy, and that’s how the rest of the melodies and lyrics came together”. – Kat’s inspiration behind ‘Cologne’
As for the inspiration behind the record, Kat Deal adds that “the song is essentially about how, when you like someone, everything turns into them, and your whole world becomes them (we’ve all been there). For me, the guy’s ‘cologne’, which I can smell everywhere is a hallucinogenic almost, and that’s the reason why everybody and every poster, word, street lamp reminds me of him. In reality, when we first start falling for someone, we see and hear them in everything and everybody else. It’s like a temporary but happy madness, and that’s what ‘Cologne’ has tried to capture”.
This first single from her forthcoming debut EP which is due in February 2019 and is the long-awaited follow up to her acclaimed debut single ‘Staring Back At Me’
Watch the lyric video for ‘Cologne’ below!