Cat Dowling to Release Second Single from Upcoming Album

June 17, 2021

‘Freedom’ is the new single from Cat Dowling, out on June 25th.  It’s the perfect summer anthem as restrictions ease – we can all join in as Cat sings “Freedom is sweet!  This new single follows recent release ‘Trouble’, and both will appear on her upcoming second album for release in the autumn.  The album is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.

The song was borne from a momentous occasion in Cat’s life, “I wrote this song just after the birth of my second child. It was the early hours of the morning and he was sleeping on my chest. The days had no plan and I loved those quiet hours in the dead of the night when the world slept. The lines and melody landed together.  I didn’t know where they came from at the time but now, they make sense – it’s a song about being free to be the person we’re born to be without the baggage and shackles of what went before us”.

Kilkenny born but now Dublin based, Cat Dowling will unveil her long awaited second album in the autumn.  It will follow her much lauded debut album ‘The Believer’ from 2013 which featured in several ‘Best of Year’ music polls including The Sunday Times.  The album title ‘The Believer’ featured as a closing track on the ground-breaking 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.  Dowling has fronted numerous music projects, the last of which was Babelfish which morphed into the successful electro/dream-pop Alphastates.  As the front woman and main songwriter, she released 2 albums and gained admirers for the 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.

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