Katherine Aly has recently dropped new single, God Breed, which is her most recent offering of synth-pop. During Covid-19 lockdown Katherine got invited to do live streams through Live Music Scotland, ChesterLive and Kelburn Festival with thousands of people watching her live set, and she is proving to be continuously productive during the pandemic. Katherine spoke with The Fountain about the new single and her plan for the rest of 2020.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to God Breed?
God Breed has been very well received and I think it’s because it proved that I worked really hard to keep presenting good audio and video quality material, even during a pandemic. I made an Infrared Cinematic Cut video with Stuart Breadner, which was a visual representation of what the song is about and I was happy to see it premiering on The Scottish Sun. I got some lovely reviews and some excellent playlists featuring it too, which was great. Most importantly, people are still engaging with it, sharing, steaming, playing in on the radio and that’s something I appreciate from the bottom of my heart.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
Take care of your creative self, never give up on it but let it grow inspired by other people’s creativity.
TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences with this track?
Being an electro-pop track I can hear some influences from CHVRCHES, Lorde or even Ellie Goulding and Billie Eilish; but these are artists that I am just familiar with and of whom I have great respect for their work, not necessarily the type of music I actively listen to daily. I started working on God Breed wanting to experiment more with electronica and it ended up sounding like a weird, darker, more experimental combination of the artists above!
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?
I’m currently working on the next single release while finishing more songs in the studio in order to have a lot of material to share when I’ll be able to do live shows again. I’d like to keep being part of cool streaming music and art events and hopefully do some very intimate gigs later in the year depending of course on how Covid-19 fluctuates. Keep and eye on my socials for updates and exciting news!