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Katy J Pearson

Katy J Pearson
Image credit: Seren Carys

Combining a unique voice with a penchant for timeless melody, the Heavenly Recordings-signed Pearson – recently seen on tour with Cass Mccombs and Pinegrove – pens tracks that could only have come from her years growing up in the rolling hills of the West Country.

Having first explored songwriting as one half of dream-pop duo Ardyn, her new solo project casts an intimate light upon her distinctive lyricism / vocal combo, all the while refining her portrayal of the wondrous world around her. Her songs convey a glorious nostalgia, refreshingly at odds with the rush and fury of modern life.

Pearson reminds you to trust yourself as you chase your dreams while still letting go and giving up a little control to the world. Jumping effortlessly from upbeat rock to laid-back country in a smooth yet impactful pace, the collection of tracks (on 2020 release Return) are equally filled with carefree, upbeat pop as they are with lovelorn lyricism.


Pearson’s debut manages to make the oldest sound of musical heartbreak somehow seem, if not fully modern, then at least fairly timeless… she manages to find humanity in every moment.

DIY Magazine