Kate Gratson is a 24-year-old vocalist, songwriter, producer, and cellist from Brooklyn, NY.
After receiving a Bachelors in Music Composition, Kate returned to NYC in summer 2017 to dedicate herself to developing a sound rooted in jazz and RnB. Influenced by the modern works of artists such as Laura Mvula, James Blake, and Snoh Aalegra, Kate finds inspiration in their ability to weave production elements of electronic, jazz, classical, and R&B. This fusion can be heard in her new project, The Girl You Knew, which is a culmination of her ever-expanding musical journey highlighting her most personal asset, her voice.
With years of classical and jazz training behind her, Kate released her debut EP, Coins, in 2013. The EP was grounded in jazz and featured an ensemble that included Julius Rodriguez on keys, Nick Dunston on bass, and Andrés Valbuena on drums.
Kate’s upcoming EP, The Girl You Knew, features a much more diverse palette. “On to You” is the debut single from The Girl You Knew, and in it the sweet and vulnerable evolution of a love story unfolds. Beginning with the inability to catch your breath around that special someone to revealing your most personal thoughts to them and ultimately discovering there are mutual feelings, “On to You” details the blossoming romance of new love.