- 22 Jan 20
KTG talks about the inspiration for her latest musical endeavours in her Hot Press debut.
With a voice that pierces the soul, KTG has already established herself as one of Dublin’s premier young singer-songwriters. She’s been gigging all around town, and last year supported Mick Flannery. This autumn she released her conceptual debut, Searching For The Magpies, via Beardfire Studios.
“The concept of the album was based around the magpies rhyme,” explains KTG. “Every song is related to that, because I realised how superstitious I was when I moved up to Dublin for college. Each time I’d see a magpie, I’d have to go out and look for a second. For me, the lyrics are the most important thing. Right now, I’m pulling from my own experiences.”
It’s this sort of personal touch that makes her music all the more compelling. There is certainly a sense of sincerity that comes through in her material. KTG proves herself a versatile writer on Searching For The Magpies, as she seamlessly blends elements of folk, funk, indie-rock and soul.
Looking to next year, KTG tells us that, “The second album is coming out in October. It’s called Hi, I’m A Libra and it’s going to be released on my birthday. I’ll also be putting out a series of singles.”
It will be fascinating to see how this gifted performer progresses from here…