Kat Lock can not help it if her songs get a bit starry.
The Norman singer, songwriter and Scorpio’s new album “Some Recurring Notes” not solely strikes by way of a wistful observe titled “Venus” but additionally spins a brand new tune named for “Mars.”
“I am astrologer, and I am dominated by Mars. … My favourite factor about that tune is it’s about like 15 various things: It may be about about me shifting to a unique home, it may be about relationships, it may be about simply being prepared for various issues. Mars, the planet, is about motion and motion,” she mentioned.
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After a virtually two-year delay as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the indie rocker is also comfortable to lastly debut “Some Recurring Notes” with a free album launch present Sept. 10 at Ponyboy. That includes fellow Oklahoma musician Ratfink, the present falls below the venue’s new coverage requiring all attendees to indicate proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a adverse COVID-19 check.
“It seems like I have been ready for a very long time to make this album as a result of we made the deal (to report it) in 2019, simply earlier than the world fell aside, and it needed to get delayed,” Lock mentioned. “I really feel actually good about it.”
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Trumpeting her songs
Recorded together with her good friend Brine Webb at OKC’s Lunar Manor Studios, “Some Recurring Notes” options guitarists David Rey and Matt Swann, drummer Invoice Boyd and bassist Matt Ellis. Alongside with Rey and Boyd, Lock can be accompanied on the full-band launch present by Levi Sherman on bass, Maddy Flebbe on trumpet and Erica Menchaca and Mackenzie Fox on backing vocals.
“Due to COVID, we needed to fully change how we had been going to report the album. We had been going to do it , after which it was like, ‘we won’t have multiple individual within the studio,'” Lock mentioned.
“The drummer, Invoice, and the guitarist, David, had fairly newly joined proper earlier than COVID, however we sort of all had this bizarre closeness as a result of band observe was the one factor that we might do socially for some time.”
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Final yr in the course of the pandemic, Lock launched “an existence,” a piano-heavy seven-track solo assortment, as a result of she had so many songs she wished to get out.
“It feels prefer it’s been bottling up,'” Lock mentioned. “However with the time that COVID offered me, I used to be in a position to actually choose ‘what songs are on this that match collectively and are like an entire thought?’ and never simply ‘what are the 5 songs that I can report and that I could make work?’ It simply seems like that is the album I wished to place out as a result of I wished all these songs collectively.”
Though the impartial musician penned “Mars” earlier this yr, some tunes on “Some Recurring Notes” are 5 years previous.
“‘A Recurring Theme’ I wrote in 2016. … I wrote a trumpet half with my mouth, and I used to do that at stay exhibits,” she mentioned, displaying off her spot-on trumpet imitation. “It felt nice to have an actual trumpet.”
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Wanting to the celebs
Lock is celebrating the brand new album with a morbidly humorous music video for the one “Ceaselessly Boy,” directed by Oklahoma filmmaker and Choctaw Nation member Tvli Jacobs (“American Indian Graffiti”) and starring the singer-songwriter and native comic and actor Alex Sanchez.
“It is so me. It is my first music video that there was an actual crew and a director, and it was simply extra professionally executed. I actually went all in,” mentioned Lock, who’s the quick movie’s government producer, co-writer and costume designer in addition to co-star.
“I used to actually, actually battle with writing songs about myself. It all the time was simpler to put in writing about love or one other individual, and that was simply because I did not like know who I used to be. Shockingly, in my early 20s, I had not an important, stable sense of self. And that is sort of the theme of the album, if you’ll: it seems like all these songs and all these recurring classes occurred time and again, however I wasn’t wanting inward. So, I needed to be taught them by way of different folks.”
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Together with working together with her mom, Kim Cline, at her Kendall’s Restaurant in Noble, Lock, who turns 26 in October, was in a position to climate the pandemic financially by way of astrology, crafting personalised readings and a weekly subscription electronic mail. It is a gig she lucked into final yr after she created a studying for her pal Danny Pellegrino, who then pointed followers of his fashionable “The Actual Housewives” podcast “The whole lot Iconic” to Lock’s @yallstrology Instagram.
“Hopefully, I can hold simply doing music, and astrology may be extra of a ardour and a pastime,” mentioned Lock, including that she is taking a break from doing readings whereas she focuses on her new album.
Nonetheless, her followers do not have to maneuver far past “Mars” and “Venus” to listen to celestial references in Lock’s songs.
“‘Do not Overthink Me,’ it is actually the battle between air and water, even how the guitar half and the refrain sound like raining, like water pouring. It is the battle of air considering, considering considering, after which water being like, ‘No, really feel. It is OK,'” she mentioned.
“On ‘Why Are You Crying,’ I simply say that one’s for the water indicators.”
Kat Lock album launch present
When: 8 p.m. Sept. 10.
The place: Ponyboy, 423 NW 23.
Data: https://www.ponyboyokc.com and https://www.fb.com/katlockproject.