Photo: Jennifer Keith
Hailing from The Ganaraska Forest in southern Ontario, horse trainer turned singer/songwriter, Kate Boothman, emerges with her forthcoming sophomore record, My Next Mistake this fall.
“My Next Mistake gathers the reins after a series of stumbles. Forever knowing that you’re bound for glory, but never sure if you’ll get there on time.”
Recorded at producer, Thomas Knox D’Arcy’s, Taurus Recording, over 2 snowy weeks in January, 2019, Kate and Thom made what they referred to in the studio as a “massage rock” record. “My Next Mistake is a really relaxing record about sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.”
Writing as they went, Kate and Thom’s life-long friendship enabled them to tuck into their shadows. This provided them with instant fodder for the moody narrative that Kate delivers as part prayer, part animal, and entirely her own.
This sits nicely against the sweeping strings, heavy bass, twangy guitars, organ swells and sometimes thunderous drums that make the trippy washed out folk scape reminiscent of something Lee Hazelwood would have dreamed up with the help of Mazzy Star.
Where her debut, I Am An Animal, relinquishes the reins and honours those parts of ourselves that can sometimes seem insane, My Next Mistake slowly gathers them up again realizing that slow and steady can get you there just the same. But as Kate can be heard pleading in the chorus of the opening track, Please Don’t Be Late.
A fitting ride for a girl who’s tired and stumbling but continues to have her eye on the prize. Love & freedom