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Trophy

about

Kate Davis picked up a violin at age five, a bass at age thirteen. She entered the Portland Youth Philharmonic before puberty, the Grammy Jazz Ensemble before adolescence. By the time she graduated high school, Kate won the Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award and a full ride to the Manhattan School of Music. By the time she graduated college, ASCAP's Robert Allen Award and slots at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a young adult, the virtuoso claimed enthusiastic endorsements from NPR, MTV, PBS and BBC as well as coveted invitations to the stage from Herbie Hancock, Ben Folds, Alison Krauss, Jeff Goldblum and the like. Most recently, she co-wrote Sharon Van Etten’s hit single “Seventeen.”

Yet, Kate Davis considers her debut indie rock album her hardest-earned accolade to date.

Kate grew up as a jazz darling, but she grew into something significantly more dynamic. Days spent practicing and performing became nights spent writing — cathartic indie rock — music simultaneously informed by and rebutting of her training. Forbidden chord progressions emerged like diary entries, documents of an internal reaction to routine. Time intended for technique slipped into secret listening sessions of Beach House and Death Cab for Cutie. In the same bright, arresting croon that ignited her youthful stardom, Davis created confessionals.

Now 28 and audibly matured, Kate is prepared to properly share the artifacts from her late night craft, a full length reaction to ritual required of perfection, an outburst from the pedestal. Trophy will be released in the fall of 2019 on Solitaire Recordings. Throughout twelve tumultuous tracks, Kate poetically reflects upon the intricacies of what it is to live, ruminating on topics too close to her heart — identity, self-worth, loss.

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releases November 8, 2019

Produced by Tim Bright
Engineered by Tim Bright
Mixed by Steve Vealey
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound
String Arrangement by Kate Davis
Horn Arrangements by Kate Davis and Tim Bright
Kate Davis: vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, piano, recorder
Tim Bright: guitar (tracks 1-6, 8-10, 12)
Mike Riddleberger: drums (tracks 1, 3-6, 8-10, 12)
Alex Foote: guitar (tracks 1-6, 9, 10)
Conor Rayne: drums (tracks 10, 11, 12)
Savannah Harris: drums (track 2)
Marco Benevento: keyboards (tracks 2, 6, 8, 11)
Alyssa McDoom: vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4-6, 8, 10, 11)
Brooklyn Rider: strings (track 7)
Kalia Vandever: trombone (tracks 2, 8, 11)
Doug Wieselman: saxophone (tracks 2, 8, 11)
Mac Gollehon: trumpet (tracks 2, 8, 11)

Recorded at:
- Mission Sound, Brooklyn, NY
- Engineered by Oliver Strauss
- Trout Studios, Brooklyn, NY
- Engineered by Bryce Goggin
- Sixty Cycle Music, Brooklyn NY

Photography & Design: Holden Brown & Melissa Nelson

All songs written by Kate Davis, published by Kate Davis Music (ASCAP), Primary Wave Anthems (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP)

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Track Name: Cloud
Seventeen
I just wanted to be in love
My very own whale song
My one true hum

I call for you
Across the hill and valley too
I put out a dream
I hope it reaches you

Lay on my back
Feel your face in the cloud
Time is fickle in the
Space it allows
It could be 24 hours till I
See you

Eighteen
Wading through the sea of love
Has become a chore
A bore without you

The alphabet
Has everything you mean to me
When you align four letters
Perfectly

Lay on my back
Feel your face in the cloud
Time is fickle in the
space it allows
It could be 24 hours till I
See you

What if I miss you at a highlight
Or at a stoplight
I’ll know I’ll know
Will I miss you at the first light
Or at first sight

Lay on my back
Feel your face in the cloud
Time is fickle in the
Space it allows
It could be 24 hours till I
See you
Track Name: rbbts
Nothing lasts forever you can’t ever hold on too tight
The skin will slip away and in no time we’ll see the light

This is me calling cause I really wanna see you tonight
This is me calling cause you really need to let me inside your heart

No matter what you want there are never any guarantees
But just before sunrise, you’re still right here with me

This is me noticing that this time the stars have aligned
This is me saying that you really need to make up your mind, this time

Tell me what are you afraid of, why do you hide?
Show me everything you feel and fear inside

Cause I’m running, I’m running

Meet me in the morning indigo skylight twilight

Tell me what are you afraid of, why do you hide?
Show me everything you feel and fear inside

Cause I’m running, I’m running out of time

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