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by Kate Davis

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02:57
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03:51
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Burning Accidents
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Dirty Teenager
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Animals
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03:31
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Did You Love Somebody
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Salome
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04:23 video
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St Joseph
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02:30

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: Daisy
I’m trying to think about dreams I’ve had
Happy or sad or the middle
Sometimes about you, with or without you
Still leaving me in the dark

I am dragging out, I am dragging out
I am dragging out of bed
But I’m still coming up, I’m still coming up
I’m still coming up Daisy

What was it you said when I stopped to listen
I’ve poured over the pages you wrote
This manual to help me get it together
But you won’t hold my hand anymore

I’ve been through enough, I’ve been through enough
I’ve been through enough lately
But I keep fucking up, I keep fucking up
I keep fucking up Daisy

Neither am I good nor pure
Neither am I wise
However I am willing
To start from the ground up
So I keep growing up

When you had me living in a little greenhouse
Starters in the basement at home
What to do, what to say?
Prepare me for that day
And it made so much sense at the time

I am questioning, I am questioning
I am questioning the man
But I keep fucking up, I keep fucking up
I keep fucking up the plan

Oh seed
Pick your poison
While you’re down there in the ground
Father, father
What do I do
When you are not around
And I feel like giving out
And crashing down to the ground
Backbone is battered as any
But show me my roots

Neither am I good nor pure
Neither am I wise
However I am willing
To start from the ground up
So I keep growing up
I keep growing up
I keep growing up

I keep growing up
I keep growing up
I keep growing up
Track Name: Open Heart
Sit down in the waiting room
Someone will be with you soon
Write down your history
As you remember exactly

Deep breath
Oh we’re taking your temperature now
Hold tight
Oh we’re taking an xray now

I’ll send the doctor in
He’s gonna wanna see this
Critical condition
We can’t dismiss this

Deep breath
Oh we’re cutting you open now
Hold tight
Oh we’re taking your heart out now

Put the pieces back together
Looks like it’s been shattered by a bad love
Don’t talk shit, stick with this
And next time you’ll get a better one
Keep an open heart
Keep an open heart

Wake up wake up for me
You’re gonna feel some pain
It took us hours to fix
The injury you sustained

Deep breath
Oh the signal is better now
Hold tight
Oh it’s about to be over now

Sit up in bed for me
Therapy should start
You'd rather feel this pain
Than have a broken heart

Deep breath
Oh this is your new life now
Hold tight
Oh it's about to be over now

Put the pieces back together
Looks like it’s been shattered by a bad love
Don’t talk shit, stick with this
And next time you’ll get a better one
Keep an open heart
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: I Like Myself
I feel different today
She must have made me feel this way
When I look into the mirror
I think I see what she sees
It’s clear

I kind of like myself
Cause she likes me
And since I think the world of her
And she of me
Then I’m exactly who and where I want to be

I haven’t criticized myself
There is no need I am stronger now
Then I’ve ever been before

I’ve never told you how I felt before
Oh why have I not told myself before
I love you
Yes I love you

I finally love myself
Cause she loves me
And since I think the world of her
And she of me I’m exactly who and where I want to be
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
Track Name: Trophy
I love you
Like man loves
A trophy
Desire

While I’m cleaning out the cup
You’re bleeding away
Its all carry out my love
We’re hand in glove

I’m toothy
Mmm and you’re quiet
They’re spying
And you’re dying

While I’m cleaning out the cup
You’re bleeding away
Its all carry out my love
We’re hand in glove now

I can’t hear you
(Here you are but)

While I’m cleaning out the cup
You’re bleeding away
Its all carry out my love
We’re hand in glove now

And I miss you
Just wanted
To have you

(For myself)

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