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Katy Kirby grew up a choir girl in her Texas hometown, and she takes that learned musicality into unexpected places on her debut full-length album. By juxtaposing soft, gentle vocals and rich harmonies with snuck-in lyrical jabs and complex indie melodies, there’s something surprising in every song. “Traffic!” is a shimmery pop number that features a bouncy, octave-jumping chorus and quick-witted lines about a self-absorbed character. The languid tune of “Secret Language” is inspired by the waltz-like cadence of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Kirby shows great promise and passion on her first release, and she’ll likely continue to perfect her unique style of songwriting with every effort.

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KATY KIRBY
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By Cindy Yogmas

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This article originally appeared in the Spring 2021 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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