The COVID-19 pandemic may have silenced stages across the Queen City … but it hasn’t silenced musicians. Charlotte-based songwriters and performers have been busy over the last year. They’re eager to share their work. And, we’re ready to help.
To celebrate Charlotte’s music, we’re bringing back a regular feature from the early days of The Biscuit — Tasty Tracks. Each month, we’ll share a new, original song from a local musician and introduce you to the artist behind the work.
Up first is singer/songwriter, Kat Holland.
Like most musicians, Holland hasn’t had an easy time of it over the last year. While it’s been a period of uncertainty for her, it’s also been one of inspiration.
“When your career relies heavily on performing live, social distancing isn’t the best mix,” she said. “However, I will say that having so much time inside forced me to focus on creating. If this past year had not gone as it has, I wouldn’t have written and created as much as I did.”
Her latest single, Imagination, was born out of the last 12 months of uncertainty and isolation. Holland says she drew from many different sources of inspiration for it, but the main focus was “the internal, back and forth tug that so many people experience when first starting out a relationship, whether it be romantic or not.”
“It’s about how you can let your imagination wander into different scenarios and get the best of you … how there are still so many things left to be said,” she added.
Listen to Imagination.
Imagination may be the most recent song released by Holland, but it won’t be the last. Her next track, Back In Time, drops in March.
While Holland awaits the day she can perform for a live audience, she’s excited about the resilience and the potential of Charlotte’s creative community.
“[T]here are so many places popping up for live performances, and so many that are already established. With COVID, it hasn’t been easy, but I think once all of this is over, the creative community will only come back stronger,” she said.
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