FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto’s KASHKA third LP, “RELAX”
Summer 2017 release
June 10th, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) - Toronto musician Kat Burns (ex Forest City Lovers) will release her third LP under the KASHKA moniker at the end of the June. [Videos: http://bit.ly/RELAXTeasers ] Co-produced by Burns, Lisa Conway [LCON] + Andrew Collins the album is KASHKA’s most experimental to date, with themes of human connection and feminism weaving through springy synths and lush string arrangements.
Recorded mostly at Wildlife Sanctuary Sound, a converted studio in rural Ontario owned by Lisa Conway and Andrew Collins, the album is both sparse and rich: up front vocals, curated synth sounds and 808 drums coexist with lush string arrangements framing delicate melodies, at times explosive. Exploring themes of connection, feminism, and being "stuck", Relax draws the listener into a landscape of droney instrumentals and hooky choruses; feeling like flying while just daydreaming. It's a departure from her last single, the radio friendly 'Heavy Ghost', but a return to her roots in many ways; in Kat's words, "this came out of two years of writers block, travel, heaviness, frustration, and a lot of figuring out who I am, as a woman in this industry. It's springy, introspective, and a litlte weird. Just like me."
The album includes stellar collaborations with Valerie Broussard, James Bunton, and LCON.
High res cover [photo credit Sean Howard]: http://bit.ly/hqRELAX
I Can’t Relax [Instrumental]
New Moon Blues
Look Up [Instrumental]
Watch the album teasers: http://bit.ly/RELAXTeasers
Socials: @therealkatburns – Twitter/Instagram
@kashkamusic – Facebook/Tumblr
/katburnsKASHKA – YouTube
About KASHKA: Kat Burns has never been one to sit still. In her decade making music she’s released three albums with Forest City Lovers, two albums and various singles under her current moniker, KASHKA, and co-written on other artists’ releases. Her music has been heard in film and television, including recent appearances on “Killjoys”, “Meet the Fosters” and “Heartbeat”, and her song ‘Smoke It Out” is the theme song for a new radio show premiering this month on Zoomer FM Radio.