The longer days and higher temps can only mean one thing…summer is here! When I think of summer I think of golden-bronzed tans, toes dipping into oceans and, most importantly, summer jams! Is it even summer if your day at the beach doesn’t have the hottest playlist blaring as you sculpt that sand castle? Luckily for you, I have the perfect artist to keep your summer as hot as that forecast… meet Kate Garné.

Blazing through Europe, this London-based singer and songwriter has been described as “the one to watch.” Amongst her biggest cheerleaders are BBC Radio and Capital Xtra, both of which definitely know a thing or two about talent.

The pop singer originally hailed from Manchester and began singing at the ripe, old age of 10. Impressive, considering I was still eating glue at that age…Garné has worked with major industry producers such as Røse and Naxxos to produce tracks that are filling the dance floors. The singer’s latest collaboration, “FOOL” has generated nearly 2 million streams online, certifying her “rising star” status.

I was lucky enough to get the chance to ask Kate (obvz on a first name basis now) a few questions so that we can get to know her better over on this side of the pond:

What is your earliest musical memory?

Music was always a big part of my upbringing. dad would crank up the tunes in the car on long journeys and we would all sing along. My first concert experience was the Spice Girls and that feeling you get in an arena was something I still get to this day.

Who are your biggest musical influences?

I can’t pin point a certain artist as music is forever changing and I as an artist I am always learning, growing and being inspired. Whoever try’s and succeeds in this game influences me greatly!

If you could collaborate with any artist, living or dead, who would it be?

Ooo Defo Beyoncé!!! she’s everything

What song has been playing on repeat for you right now?

I’m obsessed with the whole H.E.R album it never gets boring for me and Kamille – Emotional is my jam right now.

How would you define your sound?

Quirky pop that definitely comes from the Soul!!

***BONUS QUESTION***

If you were stuck on a deserted island with only one choice of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?!

… now this is a tough question!!!! It’s gotta be pizza! Stuffed crust!

 

A set of pipes AND an affinity for stuffed crust pizza?! Officially a fan now. Fan out with me and listen to her music below!

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