Nashville artist, Kate Kelly, pens sincerity and crafts from wonderment on her single “The Garden.” Taken from her debut album, The Wonder Of It All slated for release next month, the honesty of Kelly’s words fall in a quaint synchronicity, conceptually aligned with her debut album. “It is worth noting that 2017, when this album was being written, was one of the most challenging years I’ve experienced thus far,” says Kelly. “Each ‘symbol’ in the record (honey, the garden, the moon, etc.) is something in nature that helped me overcome my troubles. Each totem taught me a specific lesson; all because I immersed myself in The Wonder Of It All.”
The first offering speaks delicately and shines through jazz embellishments that mesh well against its indie-folk core. Rusty horns tantalize throughout the track’s duration until they douse the remaining half in a dreamy resolution. Kelly’s poetic lines paint a longing; looking for a sign in a time of despair. Kelly splits her narrative, almost speaking to herself: “There’s a place I like to go / Forgotten words cover the road / I go to the garden / I am the only one that knows / But I sure would like to take you there / Come to the garden.” Growth is surely felt and heard, mimicked through the progression of the track. Gorgeous and etched with a certain poise, “The Garden” makes it heartfelt introduction to the artist’s expansion and appreciation for the little things in life.
Cover photo: Abby Weeden Photography