London songwriter—New Romantic/art rock lovechild—Katie Wood, has released her debut single ‘Steve’ which is out now via Kerry On The Cake.
Wood comments on the single: “I wrote ‘Steve’ when I was in the shower—I had the hook ‘I’m losing control’ and I accidentally sung the name Steve. As soon as that happened I knew what the song would be about. The whole sound pretty much came together in my head, I had spent a lot of last year learning how to produce, so I just decided to make something sound exactly how I would want to hear it.”
In keeping with her heart-on-sleeve approach to songwriting and lyricism, Wood’s debut offering ‘Steve’ champions finding your inner power and realising your self-worth, bringing a captivating vulnerability to her work by channeling her own lived experiences so sincerely.
Self-produced in her bedroom (mixed by Isaac Ashby and mastered by Joe Caithness) Wood’s material pays nostalgic tribute to a musical era packed with post glam and soft rock hits—a reflection of her childhood brought up listening to her heroes Blondie and Paul Weller. Citing the likes of Tears For Fears, Kate Bush, and Jeff Buckley as some of her biggest musical influences, Wood’s effortlessly charming songs are perfect modern day examples of how to write an understated, timeless classic.