First single, Leaving, out now!
Katie Moore is an uncompromising songstress and musician whose haunting music challenges quick categorization by laying its hat on the hooks between folk, soul, R&B, Americana and 70’s Southern California. Katie’s latest album, Fooled by the Fun (Club Roll Records) warmly illustrates her development as a songwriter and musical force. Built around a persuasive simplicity, the songs are anchored by her unique voice and emboldened with lush harmonies, guitars, violins, drums, piano and Rhodes. The album, produced by Warren Spicer, is a musical snapshot of musicians who have worked and played together for years. Fooled by the Fun features some of Montreal’s sharpest musicians: Mike O’Brien (Sin and Swoon), Dave Payant (Silver Mount Zion), Andrew Horton, Socalled, Warren Spicer, Angela Desveaux, Josh Zubot, Simon Nakonechny, Jessica Moss (Silver Mount Zion) and Patrice Agbouku (Islands), all contributed to Katie’s new record. Recorded live at Mixart Studio and at her parents’ home in Hudson, Qc, the songs were often captured in just one or two takes (with violin and string arrangements added after).
Katie’s last solo recording, Montebello (GAMIQ award and SOCAN songwriting award) tied together influences like old-time country, bluegrass, folk and indie-rock. This new recording, Fooled by the Fun, reveals the evolution in Katie’s music through the lyrical power of the new songs. New songs such as the first single Leaving and Go Home blend Katie’s rustic sound with seasoned, tight musicianship and cleaner production aesthetics. Other songs, such as Talked all Night and a haunting rendition of Tracy Chapman’s Baby Can I Hold You?, bare Katie’s soul and reveal that she wears her heart on her sleeve. Clever and wittily written, Katie’s songs are equally hook-laden, playful but also modest, unafraid, honest and lovingly self-effacing.
Fooled by the Fun is scheduled for release August 28, 2015 and will be followed by album release shows in both Montreal and Toronto. Katie is on tour in Socalled’s band in July and August and will start her own run of Canadian tour dates later in the fall. Tour announcements coming soon.
Fooled by the Fun Track Listing
2. Fooled by the Fun
3. Talked All Night
4. Go Home
5. Baby Can I Hold You
8. Tu ressembles a tous ceux qui ont eu du chagrin
9. No Rainbow Today
11. Find You Near
08/15-16 Shigawake, QC // Shigawake Fair & Music Festival
08/27 Montreal, QC // Rialto Hall
09/10 Toronto, ON // The Burdock