Do y’all might remember Cat Torres from Ricky Martin‘s team on The Voice Australia last year?
I first clocked this gorgeous brunette sometime in 2012 when her debut single ‘Kitchen on Fire’ – a ferocious (and very London swag) drum ‘n’ bass track – was doing the blogosphere rounds, but the vibe has changed this time around.
Since the last time I wrote about her on Feed Limmy, the 23-year old has competed on The Voice Australia, got up to the first Live Shows, and sent a few tracks tracing up the iTunes chart. She even scored a gig touring with her coach Ricky Martin later that year.
Cat has now re-emerged with a new single and sound under Universal Music Australia.
‘Easy to Say Goodbye’ presents a full-bodied Motown sound with prominent disco strings that hint at ‘Turn The Beat Around’. It’s giving you a little Pixie Lott in Camden, paying homage to Donna Summer – basically.
Cat’s big vocals put the bite in fierce lyrics that are aimed at an ex who made it easy for you to love your next.
She sings: “You made it easy for me to love him. I’m so glad that he ain’t you! You made it easy for me to give him all the things I wanted to give you!”
Listen to Cat Torres‘s ‘Easy to Say Goodbye’ on Spotify:
The track is penned by Kaelyn Behr (who has written album tracks for 360 and Stan Walker), Carl Dimataga (who produced tracks for Guy Sebastian) and R&B artist Terrell King.
If this is a taste of the kind of soulful sound Cat Torres is moving forward with, let’s hope she finds a way of modernising disco, funk and soul in her future records.
Kids need to see that it’s not all about EDM and Pitbull collabos, okay? Let’s play with all the colours in crayon box.
‘Easy to Say Goodbye’ is now out on iTunes everywhere.