From Devon, U.K., Laura Kate is a budding Americana, country, and indie singer/songwriter. She is a free spirit who enjoys traveling the world to pursue her favorite sports; surfing and sailing. Laura uses her love for nature as inspiration for her song lyrics. She aims to compare the elements and powers of nature with feelings of love and loss. With her new single “Sometimes I Fall,” Laura Kate poetically describes the back and forth of emotions during a relationship. Opening with a melody strummed by an acoustic guitar, “Sometimes I Fall” sets its relaxing tone early in the song. An electric guitar soon joins the instrumental as Laura Kate begins to sing with her delicate vocals. Once she reaches the chorus, the song starts to build in energy as the soulful and laid back percussion beat slows down. Lyrically, “Sometimes I Fall” is a story about the back and forth of emotions during relationships. Laura Kate sings about her feelings for a person causing her to be vulnerable and under their control. Her story is complicated, though easy to relate to for anyone who has experienced a relationship that feels good but might not be the best thing for them. By painting a picture with her lyrics, Laura Kate enables the listener to walk through the storyline with her and truly experience the emotions she is sharing. Laura Kate’s “Sometimes I Fall” is a relaxing song with a soulful story of a hopeless romantic trying to wade through an ocean of love.
Listen to "Sometimes I Fall" here.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Laura Kate! You touched our hearts with “Sometimes I Fall” by sharing your authentic truth. Can you tell us more about the message within your lyrics?
This song is about unrequited love. If you fall into these kinds of relationships they can be kind of like an addiction. You feel so happy when you have the person's attention and then so miserable when you don't. Then you chase them a little bit to see if they like you and then they do for a little bit and then they don't and it goes on for as long as you want it too. .So this song is about love being an intoxicating drug and that if someone takes there love away from you it feels like they take the drug away. I think most people can relate to that feeling of unrequited love. My personal aspect of this song is I try to avoid relationships like this but sometimes I fall into them and then I'm hooked. The addiction part is like these kinds of relationships are toxic and bad for you but they can sometimes be the most exciting.
You told us that you are inspired by aspects and elements of nature when you write your songs. Can you elaborate on how nature influences your lyricism?
I live in by the sea and I like to be in the water in Storms because It feels like escapism. I just spent last summer on my friend's boat that sailed from Tahiti to Hawaii and we had to chase a lot of storms coming our way. For me, music is about creating an atmosphere and a place to escape. I want my lyrics to take someone to a stormy place or make them feel like they are on an adventure somewhere beautiful. I also write a lot of my lyrics when I'm sat in the sea on my surfboard. I wrote a lot when we crossed the pacific ocean. Honestly, nothing is more inspiring me than the power and beauty of the ocean and how the seasons change .Nature influences my lyrics because it is ever-changing and powerful just like music
Are there any famous artists that have inspired your music style? How have they influenced your music taste?
I have a vast amount of musical influences across all genres. I like anyone that tells a good story in the song. The artists I listen to the most are John Mayer, Lana del Rey, Jack White, and Fleetwood Mac. I Adore Stevie Nicks and I can say she has been a massive influence. I just love music and I am constantly trying to write better so all these amazing musicians out there are true idols of mine.
As a surfer, sailor, and world traveler you are always actively seeking adventures! How does this wanderlust and athletic lifestyle influence your style as an artist?
I am always planning an adventure and I like to keep my life exciting. I always plan for a safe and fun trip but some totally insane stuff has happened on some trips. When I come back home I am always inspired to write about all the people I met and all the crazy things that happened. I am a thrill seeker through adrenalin sports and I get the same buzz when I am on stage so my lifestyle choice and music work really well together. Honestly trying to be a successful musician is the biggest adventure I have ever been on and I am looking forward to seeing where it can take me next.