PREMIERE: There's No Dents on Kat Bryan's 'Armour'
Electronic recording artist Kat Bryan uses music as a healing process. Like so many artists before her, music is a way to deal with her emotions, provide a boundless healing grove, and a gym that increases mental fortitude. Piano, synth, electronic percussion, and ethereal ambiance are her tools used to bellow out to the world that she’s getting better. And this is heard no better than on her brand new single ‘Armour’ which you can stream below.
Kat Bryan spoke of the single and stated, that ‘Armour’ is her “official coming out of the shadows song. Initially inspired by some of the reactions I received to my album, Music for the End of the World, it became an emphatic declaration of strength and healing.” Throughout the recording process of the album, the toll that the album took on Bryan and the personal nature of it all had close friends and family asking her if she was okay. Her stance on it was nonchalant, stating that “while it was lovely that people cared if I was okay, it was also sort of amusing to me, because in reality I am in a much better place emotionally than I’ve ever been.”
Kat Bryan has gone on to list the likes of The Cure, Aurora, Florence + The Machine, Lamb, and Sigur Ros as just some of her influences. Her key vocal style and production has led to features from the likes of Sleeping Bag Studios and The Electricity Club, and (most impressively to me) Bandcamp Daily. She went on to say that she wanted ‘Armour’ to “sound like the battle cry that the words are in my life” using “an intimidating backdrop of pounding tom, kick and snare drums.” Obviously, much more is in the song than just that, including what she describes as arpeggiated bass synths, distorted bass lines, orchestral strings, and foreboding drama.
‘Armour’ comes off of Kat Bryan’s forthcoming EP “Luna” which is out on September 1st, 2023 in both digital and CD formats. Kat Bryan will also be performing throughout the UK in Salford (15/09), Leeds (16/09), Todmorden (17/09), Glasgow (22/09), Liverpool (24/09), Bristol (28/09), Coventry (30/09) and London (01/10) alongside fellow AnalogueTrash label-mates.
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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