Cat Dowling makes her highly anticipated return with a brand new track, ‘Trouble’. This will be her first release taken from her upcoming album due out in 2021, Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media. Trouble is due for release, 23rd April 2021.
Speaking about ‘Trouble’, Cat explains “Trouble is a song with a big swagger about finding a voice. It’s a song of freedom and redemption. I write songs with no plan. I like the words and the song to land on me first. ‘Trouble’ is a song with a big swagger about refusing to apologise for oneself anymore. It’s about finding a voice. It’s a song of freedom and redemption.”
The voice of Cat Dowling has always been lauded as one of the most wonderful and evocative in Irish contemporary music.
Her beautifully dark pop songs and those husky and achingly intimate vocals will draw you in and grip you from the outset.
Dowling has fronted numerous music projects, the last of which was babelfish which quickly morphed into the more successful electro/dream-pop band, Alphastates.
As the front woman and main songwriter with Alphastates, she gained many admirers for her energy on the live stage and for her hushed and raw deliveries. Comparisons to Liz Frazer, Beth Gibbons, Karen O, Amanda Palmer, Feist and Kristen Hersh have regularly appeared.
In 2013, her debut solo album ‘The Believer’ was released to critical acclaim and featured in many ‘Best of 2013’ polls including The Sunday Times amongst others. The opening track ‘The Believer’ featured as a closing track on the groundbreaking second series of Banshee produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, American Beauty, True Blood). It also appeared on the TV Series “Witches of East End” featuring Julia Ormond.
‘Somebody Else’ was featured in the highly received ‘My name is Emily’ alongside Lisa Hannigan, Jake Bugg and James Vincent McMorrow.
Cat has lent her vocals on many collaborative projects, the most recent of which, was selected for a closing track on ABC’s How to get away with Murder with Emmy-winning actress Viola Davis.
Following a sell-out headline show at The Irish Arts Centre NYC and a very successful East Coast US Tour in April 2017 Dowling completed her follow-up album in the interim.
Her new album is both simultaneously stark and lush with an innate authenticity and rawness at its heart. The beautiful ambient and eclectic soundscapes shine throughout however it’s always her compelling and arresting vocals that truly and consistently resonate.
Her first single ‘Trouble’ will be released on 23 April 2021, taken from her upcoming album due out in 2021.