In Review: Kat Parsons – It Matters To Me EP

11 Apr

Kat Parsons EP

When she last featured in these digital pages, we noted how Kat Parsons“Love Changes Everything” could easily have come from Disney’s Enchanted. As we listen to her latest EP, It Matters To Me, we are struck by how apt that analogy actually is. Enraptured with the abundant joy of her previous song, we didn’t fully appreciate the flawless sound of her voice.

She sings with crystalline beauty, the kind of warm, clear grace that was favoured for Disney Princesses. Nowhere is this more evident than on emotive ballad, “I Won’t Ask” and EP closer, “One Day” which itself is reminiscent of, though not to be confused with, Snow White’s “Some Day My Prince Will Come”. She truly is the Julie Andrews of indie-pop.

The EP opens with “I’ll Be Here” which is the kind of radio-friendly pop ballad that each one of mainstream’s favourite pop starlets of the last few years would have given a year’s worth of fake tan for. She sings with mournful reminiscence of a love that no longer is, but that will not leave her. A love that waits within her, hoping that distance will once again be nothing and it can flourish again. It’s heartbreak hoping for the impossible, the lingering look, the faintest of straws that are clung to, waiting for a return that might never come.

This kind of emotional pull, this heart wrenching devotion is there throughout the EP, it is a record of orchestral vulnerability and it is gorgeous. “I Won’t Ask” is a lament for her attempts to love again, to move on but she can’t. On the country twinged “Harder Than It Is” she sings, perhaps to herself, about not being able to let go, to move on. Ultimately though, peace is found, her dedication to the past evolves into stoic defiance as “One Day” closes. Sense and understanding will come and she will love anew, true love will come. Her Prince Charming perhaps…

’It Matters To Me’ is out now and available to buy directly from Kat

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One Response to “In Review: Kat Parsons – It Matters To Me EP”

  1. name not supplied June 18, 2013 at 19:11 #

    totally if Snow White was drawn today, they’d have this song in it somewhere. Its a proper Disney anthology long lost sister of a song

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