Garrett Kato Shares “Drugstore Houses,” A Sonically Striking New Single
February 17, 2022 BY Jason Currell
With a blazing trail of releases in his stead, over 92 million worldwide streams, singer-songwriter, and platinum-award-winning producer Garrett Kato shows no signs of slowing down. He returns with his most sonically striking and palpable single to date, “Drugstore Houses,” available everywhere tomorrow HERE.
Produced in Garrett’s home studio, “Drugstore Houses,” was co-written with Australian singer-songwriter and label-mate Riley Pearce. The song reminisces on growing up in a town with nothing to offer but boredom and trouble. During a European tour with Riley in 2019, the pair quickly became friends, and it was only natural for them to write something together.
“Over a zoom call mid pandemic, we dived into our childhoods and what the differences were between growing up in Canada and Western Australia. We began to chat about how when we were younger the only thing that mattered was getting out and seeing the world beyond the confines of our small towns.”
Listen To “Drugstore Houses” Here:
Australian tastemaker triple j dubbed him as the “producer and musician behind some of the most prominent sounds coming out the Byron Bay’s booming buskers’ scene” and rightly so; Garrett has worked with a string of Aussie icons including Julia Stone, Tones and I, Busby Marou, Pete Murray, Riley Pearce and more. Additionally, in 2021, Garrett launched his very own masterclass-style online course, through which he teaches up-and-coming singer-songwriters and producers the skills of the trade he knows so well.
Born in Canada, Garrett Kato moved to Australia after spontaneously quitting his day job to pursue his passion for music. After busking and performing five gigs a week, Garrett is now having his songs synced with box office hits in the US, touring internationally, and all the while running his own recording studio.