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Kate Earl is an American singer-songwriter.Read More...
Earl was born to Charles and Pomposa Smithson in Anchorage, Alaska. She is of Filipino, Dutch and Welsh descent. She began playing piano at 4, sang in her church choir, and began playing the guitar when she was seventeen. The young singer nursed the dream to lead a musician's life in between shifts at her parent’s small-town gas station. That dream became a reality when Kate moved to Los Angeles in 2004, where her talent was promptly recognized and led to a record deal with The Record Collection. Her debut album, Fate Is the Hunter, was released in May 2005.
Earl left Record Collection in 2007 and signed with Universal Republic the following year. A self-titled album, Kate Earl, was released as a digital download on August 18, 2009 and in physical copy on November 3, 2009.
In 2012, Earl signed with Downtown Records. Her latest album, Stronger, was released on November 20, 2012, and was written and recorded with Brett Dennen, Blake Mills, and other well-respected Los Angeles musicians. The first single from the album, "One Woman Army", was released on September 18, 2012.
The music was not quite doing for Kate what she needed it to - too much outside direction perhaps, or an undue pressure to fulfill a prescribed role. Kate re-emerges on Stronger, Earl's debut for Downtown Records. Stronger shows off the careful development of a singular voice. The album's sound—a rootsy brand of all-American pop-rock—recalls classic works by some of the west coast singers Kate's older brothers listened to during long hours at their family's gas station. Stronger's lived-in Laurel Canyon vibe came together quickly, with Kate and Brett Dennen (her principal collaborator on Stronger) recording 17 songs in a whirlwind six-day session at Los Angeles’ famed Village Recorders.
(2005) - Fate Is the Hunter
(2009) - Kate Earl
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- LyricsNo matter what has ever come to me
I got my own brand of company
I got da da da inside my head
And I play songs back to back until I got to bed
Wake up by myself inside an empty room
- LyricsI'd like to tell you what I saw,
The sleeping dreams of four-years-old:
I stood upon the stage so tall,
Sea of people floating down below
And farther than my eyes could see,
- LyricsNobody took down my guard like you
Nobody moved in their toothbrush so soon
Nobody does whatever they want like you
I'm cards on the table
I am spilled milk
- LyricsYou're not the guy i met
And if you are only get
One chance to prove it
Baby make it count
Maybe she let you do that
- LyricsYou're a porcelain doll that sits in a window
You hold your breath when people walk by
Safely kept behind rose-colored glass
Neatly tucked beneath the spotlight
Waiting for someone to love...
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