Garrett Kato Shares New Song+Video “Moon” + Announces N. Hemisphere EP
April 24, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Canadian-born, Australia-based singer/songwriter and producer Garrett Kato introduces his upcoming EP n. hemisphere, out August 28th via Nettwerk, with new single “Moon.” 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.
Garrett explains, “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.”
Something of a spiritual successor to “Holding on to You,” the luminous new single “Moon” rolls from breathy verses and lithely plucked acoustic guitar towards a propulsive electronic-tinged break beneath the hook, “There’s something about that moon.”
“I took on another life in Australia, but there’s also a bit of doubt and regret,” he admits. “One night, I was looking up at the sky and the stars, and it made me realize I was so far away from home. The only constant was the moon. It was the one beacon I had left. It will forever remain. I get peace from it. When you’re managing your mental health on the other side of the world, you don’t have your parents, brothers, or sisters. Everything looks different, yet the moon always looks the same. It grounds me.”
WATCH/LISTEN + SHARE “MOON” (Directed & Animated by: Andrew Colin Beck; Produced by: The Wild Honey Pie):
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.
Stay tuned for more new music and updates from Garrett Kato in the coming weeks.
n. hemisphere EP Track-Listing
2. It’s Easier When You’re Standing There
3. Mountain Climbing
4. Vancouver Pines
6. All Good