LA-based singer-songwriter Kathleen released her debut single “August” on Friday (Dec. 7) from a project that’s been years in the making. Originally from the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Kathleen moved to Los Angeles to pursue her music career after she graduated from the University of Colorado.
The song's poetic lyrics come to life through her enchanting melodies and sultry voice. The young singer's impressive range is complemented by unique lyrics with minimal instrumentation. “August” swirls listeners through a haunting dream that recounts the pain of losing a past lover. The powerful build to the final chorus vibrates with raw emotion, as Kathleen sings the heartbreaking lyrics: “That’s not what I was told when/ I learned how to love you/ ‘Cause I was never taught that/ Perfect love could end.”
“August was written from the place of feeling two conflicting emotions simultaneously, like separating a magnet north from south, or trying to walk left and right at the same time," Kathleen says of the song. "I met someone and felt a beautiful beginning and a hard end all at once, and this song fell out of it.”