by Richard Wyatt
After gaining attention with her first single releases in 2017, Kate Teague – the Alabama born, now Mississippi based singer – releases her debut self-titled EP.
Teague’s music has attracted significant acclaim and attention within the indie blogosphere with her twang-tinged indie-rock attracting favourable comparisons to much loved established artists such as Sharon Van Etten. This EP release looks to cement her as one of the most promising singer songwriters of this moment.
Previously released singles Low Life, Good to You and arguably the standout song on the record Gilly, a song which finds Teague doing her best to reach out to console a friend from afar, played over a breezy instrumentation, are all collated here on this seven track collection.
The EP also includes the latest single In Our Element, a wondering ballad which ironically is about a situation where Teague found herself out of her element – dealing with her experience of misreading romantic signals. Kate Teague EP also includes the previously unreleased songs The Spill and Lowlife which match the quality of her previous releases. Sweetheart sees Teague’s beautiful, but doubt filled voice shine over the song’s melancholic arrangements, it has a distinct dreamlike sound with a shimmering and soaring pop chorus.
Teague has previously stated that the release of this E.P. marks the closing of a chapter in her life. Let’s hope the next chapter – one presumes a full length – enables her to develop on the huge potential shown here.
Secret Meeting score: 76