Katherine Penfold – Sweetest Thing (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 40:13 minutes | 473 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Justin Time Records
Soul resides just beneath the exterior. Upon meeting Katherine Penfold, you might initially notice the prominent tattoos along her shoulder and arms before the conversation veers to her lifelong affinity for motorcycles, skateboarding, or woodworking – let alone music. Listening to her sound elicits a different impression altogether – as a sultry, smooth, and sweet delivery belies the rustic badassery she exudes with ease. This gorgeous contrast illuminates the artist’s 2019 full-length debut, Sweetest Thing, available October 4th (via Justin Time/Nettwerk).
With a story to every song and a really powerful vibe, Sweetest Thing is the musical juxtaposition that is Katherine Penfold. Although her tattooed, 6 ft, tomboy-ish exterior seems harsh to the naked eye, Penfold’s quirky Nova Scotia and Brandon University classically-trained upbringing creates a soft and clear musical voice that is all about love and joy. With this unique persona, Penfold went on to win the GROOVEFM singer/songwriter competition, perform alongside the likes of Hugh Laurie, Jeff Lorber, Brad Turner, and Jodi Proznick, and even sell-out headline shows. Her fascination for construction and architecture drove her to build her own studio – one of the many things she loves creating from scratch with her hands. While co-producing this album with David Sikula, Penfold channels these experiences and her spirited style to a soul, funk, and R&B 10-track wonder.
1. Unapologetic (4:39)
2. Feel Like Makin’ Love (3:17)
3. Far Away (4:14)
4. Better (3:30)
5. We Gotta Choose (4:24)
6. High (4:34)
7. Sweetest Thing (4:48)
8. Movin’ On (3:36)
9. Tell the World (3:20)
10. You Know the Way I Feel (3:57)