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


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Play The Triangle
A8ea7ff0874e91a9c67ea91f5cc78e7b55f58803 Relax: Union Sound Sessions Single 2018
703730b73b47350587f7c39bd6a181b65ce62ca4 Port William Instrumentals Single 2017
6d8ff01b280b94901a9c3fb984fb2bba3f45a2be Relax Album 2017
C9d6db143f72d806674a1433f682f05f20e95465 Under Our Feet Single 2016
Cc9b891c6b39ed4419e6a5bcb55f8c71e3d884f9 Heavy Ghost Single 2016
3ee44b516ca69fc6be93f22faadc93a3e4f9336a Smoke It Out (Single) Single 2015
70f945974f9e27ddea75c15e0f7948bfb5fcc985 In the Snow Single 2015
4418c9859b7b6750cca89c5fcdfae73b0e4ece38 Bones EP Single 2014
4dd16fdd6b608b0a5a29e78682de372b313fd04e Bound Album 2013
3936fe36c9999bce2125d5f22abd671e320295d3 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.