Garrett Kato Shares “It’s Easier When You’re Standing There” From Upcoming EP ‘n. hemisphere’
June 12, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Canadian-born, Australia-based singer/songwriter and producer Garrett Kato shares a new track called “It’s Easier When You’re Standing There” from his upcoming EP n. hemisphere, out August 28th via Nettwerk. n. hemisphere is the sister EP to his March 2020 release, s. hemisphere, which featured stand out tracks “Breathe It In (feat. Julia Stone)” and “Holding on to You.” His journey across both hemispheres as an artist, producer, and eventually husband and father, wraps both of these halves together in one musical odyssey blanketed by a patchwork of folk, indie, alternative, and rock.
“I wrote this song to be reminder to myself to always take care of the relationships that are the closest and mean the most to me,” Garrett says of “It’s Easier When You’re Standing There.” “Often times, life gets so busy and intense that we can take for granted the ones closest to us. Love is the most valuable currency we can offer each other. This is by far the biggest production I’ve produced with a full orchestra recorded in Los Angeles. I’m proud of the sonic landscape I’ve created to tell this little story.”
Garrett explains how the two EPs relate: “For the first part, s. hemisphere chronicles me relocating to Australia from Canada and eventually getting married, becoming a dad, and settling down. On the other end of the spectrum, n. hemisphere reminisces on my life in Canada before the eventual rebirth. There are moments of longing to go back to North America. I’m discussing those little things anybody who moves away from home feels. I view this as an album in two separate parts with a fully realized idea.”
Garrett traded Canada for Byron Bay in 2010, planting roots after years of nomadic living. By 2020, he generated upwards of 38 million worldwide streams and performed sold-out shows alongside Damien Rice and Ziggy Alberts. He landed syncs in blockbusters like Bad Moms as “Take It Slowly” exceeded 12.3 million Spotify streams. His 2019 EP, Distant Land, earned the endorsement of Triple J and Beatroute Magazine as the title track eclipsed 2.4 million Spotify streams. He also cemented himself as an in-demand producer, working with the aforementioned Ziggy Alberts on his 2016 EP Four Feet in the Forest (certified Platinum in Aus) and his 2018 album Laps Around the Sun (certified Platinum in Aus), as well as releases from Kyle Lionheart, Pete Murray, Pierce Brothers, and more. Creating out of his personal studio, he crafted these two EPs.