"I felt closed off and helpless'
Fresh off a photo shoot, Kat Dahlia is being rushed through the streets of Manhattan in a black car. It's early March, two weeks after she released her contagiously funky new single "Crazy" and three months away from the arrival of her debut album, "My Garden," a pivotal time for the Miami-based hip-hop/soul singer. Most new artists in her position would be relentlessly doing press, touring and making the radio promo circuit. But Dahlia hasn't been able to say a word -- let alone sing -- in 10 days.