CA Toronto – Dream Pop / Singer/Songwriter / Melodic / Indie


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Play The Triangle
Ab67616d0000b2735609d87dbabf41419cadb728 soft Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b273d2907a617f1909f2079dd606 It's Winter Now Single 2019
Ab67616d0000b273b87455c677abd73baa9c0584 Relax: Union Sound Sessions Single 2018
Ab67616d0000b27396a6fe661a24f3528d77d44d Port William Instrumentals Single 2017
Ab67616d0000b273be97f714a704bf8572335f21 Relax Album 2017
Ab67616d0000b273c1dd1819808df8c32cd8e8f7 Under Our Feet Single 2016
Ab67616d0000b2736895f28021a6c23a07936993 Heavy Ghost Single 2016
Ab67616d0000b2734a8a43d22b03c34c8988625e Smoke It Out (Single) Single 2015
Ab67616d0000b2735b69e095d8bad447b1c9365f In the Snow Single 2015
Ab67616d0000b273217a1e3d2a0a4a7c3a3478d9 Bones EP Single 2014
Ab67616d0000b273e86e924cd3de5a2c078a6fa6 Bound Album 2013
Ab67616d0000b273908b706459e229bd27c1a195 Vichada Album 2012
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KASHKA is the ever-evolving 'folkpoptronic' project of Canadian musician Kat Burns.

The new album from KASHKA is called "Relax," but that's not exactly what Kat Burns has been doing lately. Since creating the moniker (after retiring Forest City Lovers) she's released two albums, multiple singles, an acoustic EP, an instrumental piano album, written countless songs (including for other artists), gotten a dog called Char, toured living rooms and backyards, had her songs appear on tv, and help open up a craft brewery in Toronto.

Co-produced by Burns, Lisa Conway [LCON] + Andrew Collins, Relax is KASHKA’s most experimental to date, with themes of human connection, isolation, and feminism weaving through springy synths and cinematic string arrangements.

Recorded mostly at Wildlife Sanctuary Sound, a converted studio in rural Ontario owned by Lisa Conway and Andrew Collins, the album is both sparse and rich: up front vocals, curated synth sounds and 808 drums coexist with lush string arrangements framing delicate melodies, at times explosive. Exploring themes of connection, feminism, and being "stuck", Relax draws the listener into a landscape of droney instrumentals and hooky choruses; feeling like flying while just daydreaming. It's a departure from her last single, the radio friendly 'Heavy Ghost', but a return to her roots in many ways; in Kat's words, "This came out of two years of writers block, travel, heaviness, frustration, and a lot of figuring out who I am, as a woman in this industry. It's imperfect, reflective, and a little weird, just like me!" The album includes stellar collaborations with Valerie Broussard, James Bunton, and LCON.

Kat Burns has never been one to sit still. Over the last decade in Toronto she has been slowly creating an extensive body of work- three albums with folkpop band [Forest City Lovers][1], and plenty more music with her latest 'folkpoptronica' project, KASHKA.

Debuting KASHKA through a collaborative album with producer James Bunton, Vichada, and following up with a Leon Taheny produced full-length, Bound, her sound was quickly coined 'folkpoptronica' by media as she successfully married organic and synthetic elements into her songs. Her voice is always in the forefront and minor-key melodies have always been her strong suit.

Between albums, KASHKA has put out a very well-received acoustic EP, Bones (with over half a million listens), and a number of singles. No stranger to licensing, Burns has had many of her compositions placed in network television, short films and commercials over the years. Most recently her song, "Smoke It Out" was featured on primetime show, The Killjoys.

In her "down-time" Kat illustrates for local publications, maintains a voice-over career, and publishes weekly videos on her YouTube channel. Not one to sit still, indeed.