New Music: Katie Lee ‘Real Religion’


With overwhelming support from her small, but fiercely engaged fan base, Katie Lee made her return to the studio immediately following her long-awaited debut release. Simultaneously writ- ing and recording again, she obeyed her instincts, organically developing a seductively sinful groove combined with a lyrical sense of triumph, ultimately birthing her new 5-song EP, β€œReal Religion.”

Heavy electronic elements saturated with tube-driven analog harmonics and club rattling bass take an otherwise commercially polished sound and add a complimentary grit. To set high, but truthful standards, Nikka Costa and Joss Stone come to mind upon listening to the well-crafted urban indie sheen that is carried across. Without departing from any existing fan’s expectations, Katie expands on past recordings building upon the foundation of her overall tone.

Katie Lee partners again with producer/co-writer Matty Amendola and Grammy Award-Win- ning Engineer Butch Jones. Their partnership remains strong – creating memorable and sensibly melodic hooks from almost anything they can. Songs like “Take Me To Forever” will have a different section stuck in your head with every listen while more ambient compositions, like the title track, use a sing-along wall of syncopated vocal delays to catch the audiences attention. Ad- ditionally, Amendola’s contribution of power-pop guitars and live instrumentation adds a sense of distinctive depth and striking musicianship.

The title track’s music video, directed by Andy Strohl and Matty Amendola, is slated to drop as an online premiere with network coverage to follow. Katie is also performing regularly in NYC, sharing the stage with Billboard Charting Artist Sariah Queen and former Pussy Cat Doll, Asia Nitollano. Their performances have garnered recent mentions in both the New York Times and Timeout Magazine.

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