Having spent most of this year capturing the hearts of country and pop fans across the UK and Ireland with her blissful music and sensational live performances, rising star Catherine McGrath has released her brand new single ‘Talk Of This Town’, the first to be taken from her forthcoming debut album, due in early 2018.
2017 has been an incredible year for the 20-year old with a string of tour dates and critical acclaim for her two acoustic EPs enabling her to live out her wildest dreams. ‘Talk Of This Town’ is Catherine’s reflection of this experience.
She explains, “It’s about people who look at your dream and think ‘That’s never going to happen’. It’s not so much about becoming successful and being like ‘Ha! Look at me!’, it’s about chasing what you want to do and living your life while other people are talking about doing it. I don’t think I’m in a position yet where I’m super successful and can be like ‘Ooh hey, look at me’, but I’m trying my best to make it work.”
Since moving to London from Ireland and introducing herself to the country-pop world with her debut EP One at the end of 2016.
In June she released the follow up EP Starting From Now, which garnered her seventh consecutive spot on Spotify’s New Music Friday with the single ‘Never Wanna Fall In Love’. The EP features the tracks ‘Starting From Now’, ‘When I’m Older’ and ‘Just In Case’, all of which come with fun and innovative social-media inspired videos.
Catherine has also taken the live circuit by storm. At the start of the year she joined some of her idols at Country to Country Festival at London’s 02 and has gone on to support the likes of The Shires and Pictures This on huge tours across the UK and Ireland as well as igniting festival stages including The Great Escape, British Summer Time, Latitude, Longitude, Standon Calling, Wilderness and Boardmasters with a second stage headline slot at Harvest festival.
She has also just been announced as the support act for US megastars Dan + Shay on their UK tour which comes to Trinity, Bristol on November 29.