By Beth Baker-Self
Soon to be the Talk of Everyone’s Town – Catherine McGrath UK Country’s latest singer songwriter has just released her debut album Talk of This Town on the Warner Bros label.
Coming from Rostrevor, Northern Ireland, Catherine first came to light via YouTube and was quickly snapped up by Warner Bros in 2016. Fast forward to July 2018 and Catherine has now released her debut album Talk of This Town. Made up of 13 songs the Album encompasses the breadth of emotions that country music can stir with thought provoking tracks, Don’t let me forget and Dodged a Bullet, to the upbeat sing-a-long tunes of Lost in Middle and Good at Love.
The title track, Talk of This Town, is a good introduction to the album and talks of the risk of following your dreams and always having your ‘head in the clouds’. Lost in the Middle, is a single having great success considering I caught it on Radio 2 whilst driving home and it definitely put a smile on my face and had me singing along.
Wild and Thought it was Gonna Be Me, are songs that resonate to anyone who has hoped that someone they liked would take that next step but haven’t. Don’t let me Forget is a thought provoking track which made me reminisce back to good days I don’t want to forget with family, friends or lovers. Dodged a Bullet and Good Goodbyes are your break up songs, with a refreshing positive twist in Good Goodbyes.
Cinderella is the big ballad on the album which is probably where Catherine got her comparison the Taylor Swift and rightly so. It is a song filled with the emotional angst of those who are young and hopeful ‘what if the shoe fit’s me’.
For me, Catherine has delivered a strong debut and one that will be within my listening playlists for a long time. I will be watching out for what she produces in the future.
Catherine McGrath goes out on Tour this August / September across the UK and I have my tickets already for her Portsmouth show on the 14th of September at the Wedgewood Rooms, I can’t wait!
Check out what other venues Catherine is visiting by checking out the Country Lowdown Calendar or at www.catherinemcgrathmusic.com.
Talk of the Town is available on iTunes or Amazon. It is also available on Spotify.