Katrina (from Katrina & The Waves) Releases New Album

Katrina (from Katrina & The Waves) Releases New Album

Katrina - Sleeve Hearts, Loves & Babys copyKatrina from Katrina & The Waves releases her new album Hearts, Loves & Babys on Friday 28th August through her own label. Pre-order link for the album is https://fuga.ffm.to/heartslovesbabys.

Drive is the first new track to be released from the album on Friday 24th July. The single is to be aired for the first time on The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 at 11.15am on Friday 24th July.

Hearts, Loves & Babys, is a deeply personal look into Katrina’s world. Katrina has written nine of the ten tracks dealing with a host of topics from life, love, relationships and bereavement to the simple pleasures of jumping into the car and hitting the open road. The passion Katrina brings to each track makes this an exceptional and compelling collection with songs that the audience will be able to relate too.

Oh yes,” Katrina commented, “I was digging deep. I’m a very private person but a strong person with a bit of a soft core. I think some of that probably came out – kind of surprised me. Sometimes it’s painful to go there. I don’t want to think about death, I want to think about something fun to cheer me up. I was dreaming about a road trip. One of my absolute favourite things is just to drive and not even have a plan.” Although written and recorded ahead of the Coronavirus lockdown, Katrina sees Drive, the first new track to be released from the album, as a bit of escapism, something to aspire to as the world slowly recovers.

 I Want to Love Again is a great feel-good dance track and was submitted for Eurovision 2020 and Beyond Love is a ballad in a country vein, while Holiday has a tongue-in-cheek anthemic quality. Katrina remembers her late mother in two tracks. Move On deals with her mother’s final moments. “It was tough, writing that… Sometimes people hang on through a lot of pain. I call it a death-bedlullaby, sitting at the side of the bed with someone saying, ‘It’s OK to move on.’” By contrast, Crazy Mama paints a portrait of a larger than life character. “That was fun to write! I just turned her up to 11 and exaggerated all the wonderfully crazy things about my Mother.” Katrina takes a close look at family relationships with Who We Are. Every Step is a love song with the energy of Walking On Sunshine and the album closes with the epic tale Willing, a classy track inspired by the writing of John Steinbeck.

Hearts, Loves & Babys – Track listing:

  1. Drive (Katrina Leskanich, Darren Loveday)
  2. Who We Are (Katrina Leskanich, Nefertiti Jones)
  3. Crazy Mama (Katrina Leskanich)
  4. Move On (Katrina Leskanich)
  5. Holiday (Katrina Leskanich)
  6. I Want to Love Again (Katrina Leskanich, Darren Loveday)
  7. Beyond Love (Katrina Leskanich)
  8. I Can’t Give You Anything but Love (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
  9. Every Step (Katrina Leskanich, Darren Loveday)
  10. Willing (Katrina Leskanich)

The album is produced by Katrina Leskanich & Darren Loveday in London with pre-production in New York by Jimi K Bones (Blondie).

About Katrina

Born in the U.S., Katrina grew up with the West Coast sound and came to the UK in the seventies, scoring a worldwide hit, as the vocalist with Katrina & The Waves, with Walking On Sunshine in 1985 which was followed up by Sun Street in 1986. Katrina & The Waves were nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist and in 1997 won the Eurovision Song Contest with the largest ever margin with Love Shine a Light. The single reached No. 3 in the UK Charts. Katrina sang back up on Torn, duetted with Eric Burdon on We Gotta Get Out of This Place and was a featured vocalist on an album with Rick Wakeman. Katrina & The Waves’ songs have been covered by Dolly Parton, The Bangles, Celine Dion and Beyonce did a mash up of Halo with Walking on Sunshine on Glee.

Katrina was a presenter on BBC Radio 2 for 18 months. Katrina has published two books, Peggy Lee Loves London and Metropoodle: My Cornwall Guide. She released her first solo album for ten years Blisland in 2015 and the compilation The Very Best Of Katrina & The Waves (2017). Katrina lives in London and tours worldwide with her excellent band.

 

Hearts, Loves & Babys

Release Date 28th August

Pre-order the album here: https://fuga.ffm.to/heartslovesbabys

Catalogue no: KATSWEB-013

Formats – CD – available from www.katrinasweb.com & Amazon

Download available from all usual outlets

 

Pre-order the single Drive here: https://fuga.ffm.to/drive 

 

www.katrinasweb.com

Facebook: @katrinasweb 

Twitter: @KatrinasWeb

Katrina releases new single

Katrina releases new single

DriveFinal copy
Katrina
from Katrina & The Waves releases her new single Drive on Friday 24th July.  Drive is the first track to be released from Katrina’s new album Hearts, Loves & Babys which is due for release on 28th August. You can pre-order Drive here: https://fuga.ffm.to/drive

Drive is an uplifting song which will resonate with listeners longing for the freedom of the road and a return to normality. “I was dreaming about a road trip,” Katrina said. “I love to take the car out, hit the road and just drive.

The single is to be aired for the first time on The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 at 11.15am on 24th July. “That’s very exciting,” Katrina laughs. “It’s the very first step in the whole process. Ken Bruce is right up there, so yeah, I’m absolutely delighted! I can’t wait to hear it. It’s coming on a day when I’ve got to drive to the studio and I’m thinking what fun it would be to actually hear it on the radio as I’m driving. It’s one of the great moments in life!”

Drive is written by Katrina and Darren Loveday, long-time guitarist in her band. Also, in the band are Patrick McCarthy (bass) and Andrew Mapplebeck (drums).  “It’s great to have a team of guys that you can count on,” she adds, “my English boys! We make a very good sound together. That doesn’t always happen, but it’s been so with them, and we have a lot of fun and they’re just incredibly good.”

Drive (Lyrics: Katrina Leskanich, Music: Katrina Leskanich and Darren Loveday), produced by Katrina Leskanich and Darren Loveday, released on 24th July – ISRC DK5C50140246.

 About Katrina

Born in the U.S., Katrina grew up with the West Coast sound and inspired by Motown and girl groups such as The Shangri-Las and The Shirelles before she moved to the UK in 1976. Here, with fellow American Vince de la Cruz, Katrina formed the band Mama’s Cookin’.

In 1983 Katrina and Vince joined The Waves (a Cambridge based band with Kimberley Rew) and she picked up on some of their musical influences such as Etta James, Velvet Underground and the Stones.

The band became Katrina & The Waves, and recorded an album of original material, which was picked up by a Canadian label. Katrina & The Waves had their first big break in 1984 when The Bangles covered their songGoing Down to Liverpool.

The first album was re-recorded and remixed with single Walking On Sunshine giving Katrina & The Waves a worldwide hit in 1985. The song has been played over 2.5 million times on US radio and featured on the soundtrack of a host of films before lending its title to the Leona Lewis film, Walking On Sunshine in 2014.

Katrina & The Waves were nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist and followed up with hits in the US (Do You Want Crying) and the UK (Sun Street) as they toured the world.

In 1997 Katrina & The Waves’ Love Shine a Light won the Eurovision Song Contest with the largest ever margin, followed by an unprecedented four consecutive appearances on Top Of The Pops and a No. 3 in the UK Charts.

Following the break-up of Katrina & The Waves, Katrina had a daily show on BBC Radio 2 for a year and a half. And has published two books Peggy Lee Loves London: My London Guide (2013) and Metropoodle: My Cornwall Guide (Kindle 2017).

More recently Katrina released her first solo album for ten years Blisland in 2015 and the compilation The Very Best Of Katrina & The Waves (2017) and has been busy touring with her band and other artists from the 1980s.

 

Pre-order Drive here: https://fuga.ffm.to/drive

 

www.katrinasweb.com

Facebook: @katrinasweb

Twitter: @katrinasweb