Indie Soul Artist Kitt Shares “Amnesia” From ‘Without You’ EP (Details Below)
September 17, 2021 BY Nettwerk
“We’re all fucking exhausted. We’re all going through it… I just wanted to share some of the love I’ve been fortunate to have around me” – Kitt
Kitt (formerly known as Katherine Penfold) is an indie soul artist in the midst of a creative rebirth. In 2019, she released her full-length debut Sweetest Thing under the Penfold name, introducing her “as a dynamic performer and an artist to watch moving forward” [EARMILK]. In 2021, she returns. But with a new name propelled by a deep sense of self-discovery. Having always been Kitt to close friends, she wanted her music persona to reflect a similar level of vulnerability and intimacy. “As much as I appreciate my given name, walking on-stage to sing my originals – the authentic sound I want to bring to listeners – it never felt like a match,” she says. Adding, “through the massive life shifts and realizations of the last two years, I felt ready to present Kitt to everyone. I never imagined how good it would feel.“
On November 26, Kitt will release Within You, a 6-track personal project that chronicles the end of her marriage, and more importantly, her path forward. “All of the songs I’ve been writing for this EP have been real-life, recent moments. That includes heartache and deep depression, but also the other side of the coin when those hurdles have fallen behind me and I felt stronger, almost ready for more (almost).”
With jazz-inflected vocals layered over dreamy keys and a simple yet intentional guitar arrangement, the latest single shines. On Friday, Kitt will release “Amnesia,” the follow-up to her inspiring first single, “I’ll Be Alright.” A soulful, reflective production, “Amnesia” is about the power of friendship, leaning into social connections when feelings of isolation are amplified – as best explained by Kitt, ”the friends that help us through some of the darkest moments, in order to manifest incredible ones.” At the end of the self-produced number comes a conversational clip between Kitt and “one of my dearest friends/mentors, Dee Daniels.” Kitt adds, “she calls this time amnesia, when we forget how powerful we are and why we’re here. I call Dee, and she always reminds me.”
Based in Vancouver, BC, Kitt draws inspiration from R&B contemporaries like Charlotte Day Wilson, Snoh Aalegra, and Jorja Smith. Aside from music, she is the creative director for Sandstone Studios in Vancouver conceptualizing and directing videos for independent musicians.
“Amnesia” is available at all digital retailers here: https://kitt.ffm.to/amnesia.
Follow Kitt on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitt.musicofficial