Glaswegian singer-songwriter Kerri Watt has announced her new EP, Chapter One. The EP, which is due out October 2, is set to be the first chapter in a series of genre themed EPs.
Watt has unveiled two tracks from the upcoming EP; the self-written ‘Jessie’ and ‘Let’s Stay Home Tonight,’ a cover of the band NEEDTOBREATHE, one of Watt’s favourite bands. Watt says of her decision to cover NEEDTOBREATHE,” their music is a perfect blend of country, rock and pop – three of the genres prominent in my upcoming album. I loved the idea of doing a stripped back acoustic cover song with some country-style picking and harmonies inspired by Southern American acts like The Chicks and Little Big Town.”
The upcoming EPs are set to form Watt’s debut album, which was due out this year but was delayed due to the pandemic: “I’ve waited such a long time to release my debut album, so when we went into lockdown a few months before it was due was pretty gutting. Releasing an album with no live shows to promote it, and without getting to interact with the incredible fans that have been on this long journey with me didn’t feel right.”
Kerri has been keeping busy recently with a host of content and streams, including her ‘Watt A Wonderful World’ show, which has been streaming every Wednesday at 7pm for over 3 months. Kerri has been a featured performer on charity streams such as Save Our Scottish Venues for the Music Venue Trust, Takeover Fest for Nordoff Robbins, and The 2.6 Challenge for Stop The Traffic, plus being sought after for collaborations with Puma Women on their Stronger Together campaign live stream, and French designer Les Georgettes on a jewellery campaign.
Other 2020 highlights have included a BBC 5LIVE Session with Laura Whitmore, a Mahogany / COVERS Session on YouTube, playing at Celtic Connections and Americana Fest, a One To Watch for 2020 feature in Maverick magazine, plus an Under The Apple Tree Session.
2019 saw Kerri Watt successfully supporting Keith Urban on his sellout London O2 show, plus receiving rave reviews with her stand out performances at Country 2 Country Festival London, Cambridge Folk Festival, Glastonbury, Kew The Music, British Summer Time, Introducing Nashville and support performances including at the Royal Albert Hall & The Palladium.
Kerri Watt’s Chapter One will be available worldwide on October 2, 2020. The singles ‘Jessie’ and ‘Let’s Stay Home Tonight’ are available now.