Scottish singer-songwriter Kerri Watt has announced a country-themed EP to be released on 14th September 2020. The three-track collection is the first of a series of EPs which were originally planned as a full album release.
The first song on Chapter One is Jessie – a charming, upbeat bop featuring powerful percussion, summery guitars and Watt’s native Scottish accent at the forefront of her lyrical delivery. It’s a song that feels like a good time, with all the best parts of country music blended into three and a half minutes. It’s also one of the first songs written by Watt, inspired by the musical of Jekyll and Hyde.
Song number two is a cover with a country twist. Let’s Stay Home (originally by NEEDTOBREATHE) has been effortlessly transformed from a synth-driven atmospheric anthem to a gentle guitar-led tribute to a lover. It’s evocative and mellow, a perfect night in.
The third and final track is Can’t Catch Me – an upbeat, contemporary rock-country anthem with a speedy percussive beat – if this EP is anything to go by, this is a lovely signature in Watt’s music and coupled with her unique lyrical delivery, sets her apart from her peers in the best way.
This EP is a stunning themed collection from Kerri Watt. Choosing to divide her upcoming album into a series of themed EPs wasn’t an easy decision, but it looks to be paying off as these three country-style songs push Watt in front of new audiences.