Kat

Oh, The Humanity

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There are no tricks with Brooklyn's Kat Hayman on her debut folk-pop LP. She's like a classic ‘60s pop singer-songwriter, with a voice that reminds pleasantly of the days of Lulu, Sandie Shaw, and Cilla Black, only with a feminine warmth that seems so much more personal somehow. Although there are specks of cello, violin, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, piano, organ, and delicate bass and drums, it's her acoustic strums and deep, water-clear, breathy Feist-like voice that command these 11 tracks, and that's as it should be: Her simple, unadorned sincerity comes through from the get-go, singing a lyric sheet that finds her ever kissing lovers adieu ("Act Accordingly," "Chewed Up Goodbyes," "Angel Eyes"). You'll see why they came around in the first place. Oh, the humanity!

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
Kat
03:47
2
Kat
04:21
3
Kat
02:31
4
Kat
03:17
5
Kat
04:26
6
Kat
02:40
7
Kat
03:36
8
Kat
04:39
9
Kat
02:51
10
Kat
04:44
11
Kat
03:17
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