20-year-old singer-songwriter Katy for Kings has been independently building a growing reputation for her emotive voice and folk-pop songwriting. Those traits have sparked the first flourishes of a growing fan base, helped by support from BBC Introducing, a songwriting challenge hosted by social media sensation Emily Canham, and her home-filmed takes on songs by Madison Beer and Billie Eilish.
Now Katy for Kings is set to make a bigger impact as she shares her current single ‘City’. Listen HERE. ‘
Katy for Kings wrote the song acoustically with solo artist and 5 Seconds of Summer co-writer Chris Bourne. It was then developed alongside producer John Fields (Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, P!nk).
“‘City’ was written just after I turned 18,” says Katy. “It’s a song about heartbreak, but I also wanted to try to capture how overwhelming it can be to throw yourself into new experiences and process new emotions. It’s a mix of infatuation and nostalgic with a side of uncertainty.”
Hailing from Chelmsford, Katy first picked up a guitar when she was 14-years-old and taught herself to play ‘Hey Stephen’ by Taylor Swift. Immediately falling in love with playing music, she soon started writing songs, with John Mayer, Kacey Musgraves and Harry Styles all key influences. It wasn’t long before she started playing local gigs in pubs that she wasn’t even old enough to drink in.