Cunning, New York singer/songwriter enters Dean Street Studios in
Soho with confidence yet fragility, introducing her new tracks and
music video with simplicity, vulnerability, sense of humour and
first introduces “Birds”, song but also music video, about
doubts and overwhelming negative thoughts she sometimes has and her
constant fight to face them. She calls her thoughts Birds, like
little birds trying to take control over her mind, “a bit like
Hitchcock’s “Birds””. With passion, she introduces
Birds’ music video “This music video was born from a simple
photoshoot I was doing with a photographer friend of mine. Even after
few shots, I kept pushing for one more, one more and one more. I had
the feeling we needed to push it. It turned out to be more a music
video than a photoshoot itself. The theatre was gorgeous and I had an
excellent team of photographer and dancers. In 30 min we’ve learned
our choreography and that was it. Birds’ music video was born. It
really visually and musically expresses struggling with negative
thoughts and challenges we can face as people”.
advocate for the LGBTQ community and body positivity, Kat Cunning is
a rising voice on the NYC arts scene whose songs blend pop, soul, and
Baroque arrangements. Drawing from her study of dance as well as her
time on Broadway (Dangerous Liaisons, Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour,
Sleep No More) Kat’s live shows are often filled with theatrics,
burlesque dancers and performative arts.
next song “Beautiful Boys”, even more personal, was about a
friend of her she deeply loves that was a she and became a he. In
this song she pledges her love for him and her loyalty. Follows
“Broken Heart”, a song about heartache but also overcoming
diving into the memories of the past.
ends the listening party with an enchanting acoustic session in which
she displays her strong voice, fragility and sensibility. Kat Cunning
lives her music, her lyrics and the challenges and thoughts she faces
very deeply with a touching ability to express them to the audience
and the world.