Roots pop artist Kate Schutt releases her American Roots song “Death Comes Slow” which she wrote while caring for her mother who died of cancer.
– Kate Schutt
NEW YORK, NY, USA, September 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Especially after the last 18 months that we have all lived with the pandemic and the wildfires, to name just a few of the disasters that appear in our news feeds, it is difficult to avoid seeing or to hear about suffering and death. Although it is an inevitable part of life, coming to terms with death is never easy, especially the death of a loved one. roots / pop singer and storyteller Kate schutt wrote the song “Death Comes Slow” while caring for her mother who died after a five-year battle with cancer. The fourth single from her critically acclaimed Bright Nowhere album, “Death Comes Slow” fits perfectly into the American Roots sound. The song takes its place alongside the great roots songs of artists such as Brandi Carlile, Alabama Shakes, Rosanne Cash and Mavis Staples, to name a few. The single “Death Comes Slow” is now available on all music streaming platforms.
The song is a psychic tour de force, an emotional journey on how we deal with the reality of an ending life. It begins with a little, almost whispered death call to âcome slowlyâ, âget shyâ and âdon’t look her in the eyeâ. Kate could pray here, the accompaniment is so understated, only one acoustic guitar and her voice shaking. But as the worms pile up, Kate’s courage and fury builds up, the instruments following her feelings – piano, electric guitar, and percussion adding to the gravity. Kate’s voice becomes desperate, angry. “Death Comes Slow” consists of a creepy and moving chorus with a wall of backing vocals and squeaky guitars. It’s the sound of the messy chaotic howl of grief, a moan. As the reality of the inevitability of death sets in, the singer and her accompaniment give up, retreat. All sound contracts into a single muffled drum, like a funeral song, behind Kate’s desperate and haunting voice.
Kate says, âI knew I had something to say to Death itself. I was so upset by my mother’s life sentence for a diagnosis that I had to fight him. He needed my news. He was coming, of course, just like he would come for all of us one day, but he needed to know who he was kidding. It wasn’t going to be easy. Not in my custody. “
American highways Says of the song, “She has an intensity that can hold the audience’s attention with her haunting voice, scary yet warm at the same time.” Kate is superb.
American songwriter calls it “enlightening” and “the work which should bring it the wider recognition it so decidedly deserves”.
Additionally, Schutt’s artistry has garnered a lot of respect among his peers and colleagues in the industry. Six-time Grammy nominee Rob Mounsey, two-time Emmy-winning composer / arranger / producer / pianist, produced Kate’s new album, calls Bright Nowhere “an artistic and human work, full of thought, humor and heart, and above all deep sincerity.
Jay Newland, 12-time Grammy Award-winning producer / engineer who designed the album, calls Kate “one of America’s next great songwriters,” noting that “her ability to vocally translate every word for the the deepest emotional experience is simply breathtaking “.
Beware of “Death Comes Slow”, Kate Schutt’s new single, now available on all digital platforms.
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Kate Schutt is an award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer whose NPR voice calls out “vitreously clear and brilliantly smooth.” Americana Highways calls her new album Bright Nowhere “superb … one of the best of the year”. The American songwriter calls it “enlightening” and “the work that should bring her the wider recognition she so decidedly deserves.” Kate’s songs have won top honors in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and ASCAP, and she has shared stages with Terri Lyne Carrington, Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Scott Colley and Bernard Perdie, to name a few. -a.