06. Jul. 2023
Kino Atelier & Café Haag
As anyone who has had their heart broken can attest, it can feel like the end of the world. But what if the world coming to an end might also be really happening? Would your heart be able to tell the difference?
On her revelatory and reckoning new live EP, Nashville, TN‐based but international singer, songwriter, and performance artist Kat Jones creates a maelstrom of delectable experimental pop.
The title of the collection was inspired by the passing of Jones’ father, the sorrow of which combined with feelings that everything she loved about herself and the world was being threatened, “and I wanted to overcome that trauma.” The next few years then became mordantly dramatic, as she survived a flood, a tornado, a mysterious chronic illness, and she leaned hard into remaining alive even as everything seemed ontologically bleak. We are Warm, Young, Blood seems like songs made to train for what the world is going through together now.
In addition to her musical work, Kat uses her 5‑octave vocal range to guide you through various soundscapes and performance art pieces and collaborations. Through using her voice to symbolize the trajectory of Earth as it hurtles through space in a collaboration with NASA and SpaceX, creating moments of intimacy and connection through her installation, The Veil, or a collaboration with contemporary and aerial dance company FALL, Dear Apocalypse, which centered on overcoming and surviving PTSD, Kat aims to change the space around the listener by creating a sense of reverent awe for the moment and space that the listener finds themselves within.
In this way, Kat Jones calls you to find the unveiling of your own heart within whatever apocalypse you may be experiencing and hopes to act as a guide to finding the strength within to survive and transform into a greater version of yourself. However, messy and beautiful that process may be.