Kate Schutt, NYC-based jazz/pop singer-songwriter and guitarist, premieres her new track, “Nothing I Won’t Bear” today on Gigsoup. The track is part of her upcoming album, Bright Nowhere, a musical tribute to her mother who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2015. “Nothing I Won’t Bear” is an anthem about love and sacrifice. It’s about showing up for someone, no matter what. “Nothing I Won’t Bear” is available now on Spotify. Schutt’s new album Bright Nowhere will be out on April 30th.
Schutt shares how caring for her mother inspired her to write the song. She says, “‘Nothing I Won’t Bear’ was one of the first songs I wrote for my mom when she was battling cancer. She always felt guilty for getting sick; she felt like she was a burden on me and the family. No matter how many ways I told her she wasn’t a burden, that I wanted to be there, in fact, chose to be there caring for her every single day, that message never seemed to sink in. Until I wrote the song ‘Nothing I Won’t Bear.’ I played it for her and she started crying. We both did. And, poignantly, we never had to have the conversation about her being a burden ever again. It was like the music and lyrics went straight to her heart in a way no conversation ever could.”
Kate is no newbie to the music scene, having released two studio jazz/pop albums. To produce her new album, she brought on Emmy Award-winning producer/arranger Rob Mounsey who has also worked with Paul Simon, James Taylor, Michael Bublé, Rihanna, Madonna, Diana Krall, among many others. Schutt’s songs have won top honors from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and ASCAP. She has also shared stages with musical luminaries, such as Bernard Perdie, Scott Colley, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Julian Lage. Her music has been featured on NPR, who calls her vocals “glassily clear and glossily sweet.”
Eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer/mixer Kevin Killen calls Kate’s Bright Nowhere album “the ultimate reveal, storytelling so emotionally raw and honest, yet, truly inspirational in its humanity and musicality” and “a lifetime gift for those of us still tethered to this mothership.”
Kate Schutt’s new single, “Nothing I Won’t Bear” is out now on Spotify. Look out for the full album, Bright Nowhere, out everywhere on April 30th.