Garrett Kato To Release Album ‘hemispheres’ On December 4; Shares New Song “I See You
October 20, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Singer, songwriter and producer Garrett Kato will release his full-length album hemispheres on December 4 via Nettwerk, and today shares a new track called “I See You.” Written alongside Thelma Plum and Sam Sakr (Alt J, G Flip) “I See You” is a pensive and contemporary tale of getting lost in the distractions of society and losing sight of what’s actually real and meaningful.” The song is available at digital retailers HERE.
With hemispheres, Garrett combines his last pair of EPs, n. hemisphere and s. hemisphere, along with two previously unreleased songs (“I See You” and “All Good”) and acoustic versions of “Moon” and “It’s Easier When You’re Standing There.” It’s a journey that wraps both hemispheres together into one musical odyssey blanketed by a patchwork of folk, indie, alternative, and rock.
He says, “hemispheres is the culmination of both EPs. Made by chance. The story starts ten years ago landing on the shores of Australia and building a new life. It’s divided into two parts; life and identity in Canada and a transformation in Australia.”
Garrett traded Canada for Byron Bay in 2010, planting roots after years of nomadic living. By 2020, he generated upwards of 48 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 13.3 million Spotify streams. His 2019 EP, Distant Land, earned the endorsement of Triple J and Beatroute Magazine as the title track eclipsed 2.8 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 the two EPs that would make up hemispheres.
The album boasts previously released fan favorites such as “Breathe It In” [feat. Julia Stone] (2.7 million Spotify streams), “Holding On To You” (2.4 million Spotify streams) and “It’s Easier When You’re Standing There” (900K+ Spotify streams).
In the end, Garrett’s journey resonates across hemispheres. He adds, “Like most stories there’s still more to go. For now, this is me.”
Pre-Save hemispheres HERE
01. I See You
02. All Good
04. It’s Easier When You’re Standing There
06. Vancouver Pines
07. Mountain Climbing
10. Life Time
11. Breathe It In
12. Holding on To You
13. Take It Slowly
15. Moon (Live Acoustic)
16. It’s Easier When You’re Standing There (Live Acoustic)