Aged 22, Katie Sky has mastered an art that many never manage: the ability to blend instant pop hooks with genuine lyrical sincerity. Based out of Bristol and drawing influence from the likes of Regina Spektor and Katy B – the end result is her own brand of electro-pop that is driven by her incredible, distinctive vocal.
Katie’s career begun by lending her vocal to tracks by numerous dance acts – Koan Sound, Asa, Statix and more to come over the next few months in the shape of Loadstar, Roksonix and Mensa – which led to her first exposure on BBC Radio 1Extra. Her solo material is a little more complex: she can be belting out a killer chorus one second and drawing you in with her warm, subtle charms the next.
Since the turn of the year she has spent weeks at a time in the studio alongside prolific young producer Daniel ‘Pilot’ Goudie (Kate McGill, Astronaut) working on her debut EP, ‘Paradise’ scheduled for a December 4 release.
Keeping fans waiting on original material hasn’t halted her buzz, though – her personal YouTube channel (set-up in February) already boasts some 3500 subscribers seemingly keen to be able to say that they were there first.
By the Summer, Sky had caught the attention of American A&R Scott Brothman, who saw enough promise in 2 tracks to sign her to his UK boutique label LAB Records (Hellogoodbye, Not Advised, Portia Conn).
‘Sweet Sweet Melody’ is released on November 20, and the ‘Paradise’ EP on December 4.