On Kat Key’s ‘Where the Fire Is’: Get inside this music

Some people are just meant to make music. They may do other things, have other accomplishments, but they always come back to creating songs. Katharine – with an “a” – Key is one of those people.

Her new album “what the fire is” is coming out. You will find that the album, years in the making, has been worth every moment of the wait.  Although its official release comes in February, through the end of January 2013, you can sign up for pre-release downloads and CDs at http://www.kapipal.com/katkeymusic

The title track may be the most exquisite song on an album full of exquisite and interesting songs. It features Katharine's piano, her first instrument. The text of the song comes entirely from the Baha'i Writings, as do two others on the album. 

Katharine has a beautiful and expressive voice. This is sophisticated music and an absolutely first class production. Kat's voice and piano is complemented by the cello of Elise Cuffy, the string bass of Ian Rafalak, and drums by Keny Ruyter who also served as album producer, with Kelly Snook doing the final mixing. There are some background harmonies that add to the emotional punch. But it's certain qualities of Kat's voice that make this song feel so personal and intimate. 

I beseech Thee, O my Lord, by this Fire which blazeth and rageth in the world of creation, to rend asunder the veils that have hindered me from appearing before the throne of Thy majesty, and from standing at the door of Thy gate. 

Deep and approachable. Anybody can get inside this music. And should. -gw

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