Kathy Muir is a powerful combination of the empowering, independent female singer/songwriters that have come before her. Annie Lennox, Bonnie Raitt, Ani DiFranco, Michelle Branch, and even Dido. I could name more but you get my point.
Far From Entirely is her newest release and it is one you will definitely listen to more than once.
Kathy knows her voice and knows her style. Each track displays not only her confidence but how comfortable she is in her music. Her vocals are delivered Sweet and Easy over a warm and relaxing soundscape.
If you need to vibe out, play this record.
If you just need to listen to some great music, play this record.
Like any great creative person, Kathy’s non-musical influences weave their way into her tunes. Below is an excerpt from her bio explaining the ideas behind Sweet and Easy.
The song ‘Sweet and Easy’ is actually dedicated to artists from a bygone era: John Muir the naturalist, the Seattle Camera Club (1924-1929) and Elizabeth Colborne – a woodblock printer – the latter two hailing from the Pacific Northwest. What is unusual is that Kathy has collaborated with the University of Washington, The Pacific Library of California and the Whatcom Museum to obtain copyright approval to show selected works of these artists in her music video. Her aim is true: to show beautiful work she feels sure would capture people’s hearts today.
Even more intriguing is the fact Kathy has been working with Markus Innocenti on the videos for Far From Entirely. Kathy is the first artist Markus has worked with in 20 years.
If you are trying to figure out who Markus Innocenti is, he is only one of the most respected music video directors of the 1980s. His resume includes projects with Bob Dylan, Annie Lennox, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Page, Ringo Starr, and Bill Wyman. Quite the who’s who list of legendary songwriters…
You can assume that ending a 20 year hiatus to work on videos with Kathy Muir means that Kathy isn’t just another songwriter. Consider this a sign you need to start paying attention.
You can sample the album below, but I suggest saving some time by just grabbing a copy.