Songstress Katherine Fischer is a powerhouse of compositional skill, having written over 250 songs already in her career. These songs have taken her many places, including to the top of Amazon Music’s “Fresh Folk & Acoustic” playlist as well as to over 175 shows, including festival performances at Winnipeg Folk Festival and Home County Music and Art Festival. Her most recent release is a dreamy, delicate single titled Memories, and it seems that all of her experience has converged in this single heartfelt tune.
Memories is as authentic as it is evocative, Fischer’s airy, sweet vocals are the highlight of this track next to the songwriting itself. The verses start gently, easing us into a soaring chorus that will resonate with so many after a tumultuous year: “What do you want from me?”
Fischer says that the track is a reflection of this past year and beyond, focusing on embracing unexpected changes and unknowns. She’s even embodied this concept in the instrumentation – a malfunctioning plugin was used for the track’s percussion, and individual guitar notes were layered and edited to create the pedal steel sound. This kind of creativity that serves to further enhance the message within the song is a skill so very few songwriters have, and we expect it will be one that continues to carry Fischer to new and greater heights.
For fans of soft singer-songwriter stylings with top-tier production choices and wonderfully insightful lyrics, the work of Katherine Fischer on Memories might be the perfect way to start off this brand new year. It’s a simple but compelling reminder that it’s okay to look behind you for a moment while diving headfirst into what’s to come.
BELOW: Listen to Memories and connect with her website and social media platforms. Please support Katherine Fischer by visiting her online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing her music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!