New York City-based singer-songwriter Kate Grom explored music in performance and application through more formal outlets like church choir, chamber choir, and women’s choir, and later studied formally at Belmont University in Nashville. Ultimately though, she ended up pursuing a path on her own terms and well outside the confines of formality. Her aesthetic encompasses Americana traditions such as folk, bluegrass, and country, as well as the reflective and literate traditions of contemporary and classic singer-songwriters. Her influences include Stevie Nicks, Loretta Lynn, Bob Dylan, America, Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, Simon & Garfunkel, and Gillian Welch, among others. Her vocals exhibit a fragile power — filled with longing and a soulful melancholy that’s both stirring and comforting.
All of this can be heard on Grom’s new album Heroine, which is due out on February 24th. The collection of songs is rustic and refined, full of introspection and empowerment: both things Grom found while on her path to becoming an independent woman. It’s a product of a transformative time in her life while she found her musical voice. Over the course of the album Grom breaks out of her comfort zone, emerging as a promising talent.
Today Glide Magazine is premiering one of the standout songs on Heroine, “Whiskey Eyes”. The country-tinged tune shows off Grom’s vocal prowess as she sings of the intoxicating feeling of connecting with someone. It’s a soft tune that has a subtle power and manages to pull your heartstrings.
“Ever met someone whose kisses were intoxicating? Whose eyes could mesmerize you right over the edge? I have. And it’s like looking at a glass of whiskey dancing in sunlight,” says Grom when reflecting on the inspiration behind the song.
Kate Grom releases Heroine on February 24th. For more music and info visit kategrom.com.