Going from 0-60 whilst the world was stopped in its tracks, Katy Alex has had the busiest year of her musical career in terms of crafting her sound, building her team and releasing music. Already in 2021, Katy has released a six-track demo EP exclusively on SoundCloud, released two dance songs via Immersive Records and D4D4NCE respectively, and is now turning her focus to her new single ‘Maliblues’. All whilst playing a string of sets at Liverpool Sound City, Florrie Fest (supporting Red Rum Club), and for Scruff Of The Neck on their Twitch stream.
The track that was written with her new production partner, Alex Quinn, asks the question of what, if anything, will ever be enough to feed the insatiable hunger of an increasingly materialistic generation. Whilst on a trip to Malibu, feelings of wanting more, something more human than the thrill of simply being in a massive mansion with an outdoor pool and all the trimmings started to settle in.
It’s typically smart song-writing from Katy Alex delivered in the quips that could only be thought of by a Scouse lyricist. Parochial in nature, but relatable whilst overly personal in delivery, which in itself is a testament to her talent. Respected as she is, before Maliblues has even been released, Katy has signed her first record & publishing deal, done a photoshoot for Liverpool Football Club, been nominated for a Youth Music Award, was shortlisted for BBC Introducing’s Live Lounge, featured on The Anfield Wrap, had support from Spotify, Amazon, Deezer and Apple Music via the track released with D4D4NCE & Piero Pirupa (500K Monthlies) (MISTAJAM, Black Caviar) earlier this year.
“Maliblues’ was born from a feeling I couldn’t shake whilst on holiday in LA a couple of years ago. I went out to California for a week with an old friend on a private jet (not kidding) and ended up in a mansion in Malibu having a BBQ. I know that sounds made up, or maybe even dream-like, and trust me for a little scouse girl it really was a dream…on paper. Although everyone around me was completely taken in by the glitz and glamour of a Billionaire Cali lifestyle, I just couldn’t get rid of this sadness deep down. I felt homesick, I missed my family and friends, and it really just confirmed for me how money can’t buy true happiness, having the people you love around you can.”