Singer- Songwriter Cate, first began releasing music in 2019 with her debut single ‘Sad Song’. Since then, Cate’s music has received huge attention with her music going viral on TikTok. Her song ‘Groupie’ has now reached over 16 million Spotify streams. We spoke to Cate about her incredible music and exciting upcoming shows…
You’re originally from Vancouver, Canada, how have you found living in London? Has the city inspired your music in any way?
I love love London! It inspired this EP in so many ways. A lot of the songs were based on specific places in London!
Who would you say your main influences are?
Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Shania Twain!
You recently released your song ‘The Ruler’ what inspired you to write this song?
Yes! I wrote that song with my two friends Rory and Tessa. We were joking around that this one guy is the king of the cruel world, and then we sat down and wrote the song in like an hour!
Your new EP Tell Me Things You Wont Take Back is out on the 28th October, what was your songwriting process like for this?
I wrote the EP all throughout 2020-2021. Most of the songs were written with friends or on zoom with some of my favourite collaborators. I didn’t really know it would be an EP when I first started writing it, and now here we are!
What’s the best gig you’ve played so far?
My favourite gig I’ve played so far has to be the headline show I did earlier this year at Camden Assembly. That was my first headline I’ve done having music out. I wrote/released my whole project in lockdown so it was so special to see everyone in a room together.
You are heading on a UK tour this year, how are you feeling about this?
I am SO excited. The set is so fun, and I just can’t believe this is my job!
What is your favourite song to play live?
I love playing Stupid. It’s so funny to hear people singing along to it.
For those who haven’t seen you play before, what can they expect from your performance?
It’s honestly such a wholesome time, and the set now has so many special moments in it where we really get to bond together. Everyone I’ve met at my shows are always so nice, it’s such a great environment to meet friends.
Wednesday 2nd November 2022 – Deaf Institute, Manchester