I GET THE LOWDOWN ON NASHVILLE’S KAT SAUL’S DEBUT RELEASE ‘FROM UNIT 408’ ,WHO KAT WORKED WITH DURING THE RECORDING AND WRITING PROCESS,THE MESSAGE BEHIND IT AND 2019 OFFERS SO MUCH MORE!READ IT HERE!

What is your name?

Kat Saul

What is your genre of music?

Alternative-pop.

Give us a little bio about you.

I grew up in Nashville and started playing guitar and piano when I was 5. By the time I got into high school I was writing in professional writing rooms. My freshman year of college I realized that I was a pop artist! I started honing in on my sound and am now releasing my debut EP.

What made you go in to music?

I was always a creative kid, but I’d cite the real spark for songs when I was 13. I carpooled to school with this girl who’s dad was an A&R at a record label. On the way to school, he’d play CDs of demos that publishers had pitched to him for his artists. If he liked the song, he’d put the CD in the passenger seat, and if he didn’t, he’d toss it in the back. I slowly started recognizing the patterns between what made the good songs good and the bad songs bad. After school I’d go home and try to write songs that mirrored those patterns. I was being taught the craft without even realizing it.

Are you signed?

 I have an awesome team, but am unsigned and self-published.

You’re dropping your debut EP ‘…from Unit 408.’ Tell us more about the EP!

 It’s called “…from Unit 408” because all the songs on the project are about people, situations, topics (and even TV shows!) that have kept me up at night pacing around my apartment. Unit 408 is the actual number of my apartment and also the title of the first single we released from the record. I want people to feel at home with it.

Describe each track in two words.

Unit 408- Happy Sad

Nick Miller- New Girl

Middle Name- New Relationship

Bite- Chill Angst

Happy Ever After- Love Yourself

What was the writing process like?

I actually wrote all of the songs on the project in separate sessions over the course of the year. I just wrote about what I was thinking or going through. Each session had a unique scenario, and it was a pleasure working with everyone involved.

What was the recording process like?

I mostly write with a producer and maybe one other writer in the room, so the recording process was basically happening while we wrote the songs in the sessions. What was a little tricky was making the songs sound cohesive across different sessions, with different people, at different times of the year. Luckily, I work with awesome people who bring out the best in me, so it wasn’t THAT difficult at all, honestly.

Who did you work with on the EP with? 

Again, it changes from song to song, but the writers I worked with were Paige Blue, Lucas Arens, Dave Villa, Megan Redmond and Whakaio Taahi. Paige, Lucas and Dave worked as producers as well.

Do you have any shows coming up or a tour in planning?

To celebrate the EP I will be headlining Nashville’s Analog with support from Houston Kendrick and estef! Stay tuned for more dates!

What else can we expect in 2019?

You can expect a lot more music and possibly some #content

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists? 

Yes! Stay tuned!

Are you interested in collaborating with other artists?

Totally… 🙂

[For collabs, reach out to Wallace Morgan @ Moxi Management – wallacemorgan@moximanagement.com]

Do you play any instruments?

Yes! I play piano and guitar.

Who are your influences?

I am super influenced by strong female pop-rockers like Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, and Sia. I also listen to a lot of alternative music.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

I usually write about something that I or the writer I am working with is personally going through.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Still making music and playing shows with my band! But hopefully at Madison Square Garden haha!

When you’re not doing music, what do you do for fun?

I am super into health. I love yoga and running. Recently I’ve gotten into cooking as well!

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to pursue music?

This question isn’t fair I’m not answering hahahaha!

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

You are the only one who can give you the green light.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians, not necessarily about the industry but about being an artist?

Be yourself! I know it’s corny, but when you are totally honest with your music it is SO much better. People can sense authenticity and it will also be so much more freeing to create.

Do you have a quote or saying that you live by?

Hydrate or die-drate. I’m very concerned with hydration.

Where is your hometown and where in your hometown is a must visit?

I’m from Nashville…so I’d say probably the Ryman because it’s so historic and amazing acts are there every night!

You’re coming home from tour…

1/ Where do you go first? Bed.

2/ Who do you see first? My mom.

3/ What do you eat first? Wild Cow in East Nashville. OG Beans and Greens bowl with tempeh.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 

Water bottle, frankincense essential oil, hair brush, lipstick, comfy shoes to put on afterwards.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

on insta and twitter! On Facebook I’m Kat Saul Music and YouTube I’m just Kat Saul.

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