LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…Closing the evening of music was a performance by Kat Hamilton. This was also my first time seeing Kat Hamilton perform live.
There are certain things I love about artists. One of those things is vulnerability, and the way artists allow the music take over them. On this night, I was able to learn a lot about Kat, though our brief introductions and through her music.
In person, Kat was perhaps the most genial person at the party. She was quick to spark conversation with me, and was all smiles at every turn. Now, this being my first time seeing her perform and only being somewhat familiar with her music, you can imagine how disarmed I was when she commenced to pour her soul out on that stage.
Perhaps I should have become more familiar with her 2020 album Recovery Songs, a heart searing collection of 9 songs that dive deep into topics like mental health and sobriety. Then again, this unique concert experience seared an impression in me that’ll linger for a while.
Kat performed a majority of the songs from Recovery Songs (“Medicine Line”, “Empty Room”, “Amnesia”, “Ohio”, “Afraid of Your Body”), and a couple of unreleased songs (“fuck” and “Fuck You, you fucking”). Kat occasionally broke up the heavy tone of her setlist with the bubbly personality that I was introduced to earlier in the evening, but those emotions revealed itself on her last song, “Afraid of Your Body””. It all came flooding out. That pain and hurt was palpable, and as emotional as that moment was for Kat, it was even more so for me. That powerful moment was about as authentic as it gets, and it was beautiful was witness…”
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