Kate Thornbury is an American singer-songwriter and alt-pop artist. Her storytelling style, insightful lyricism, and lively soundscapes make for a beautiful sonic combination. Her sound is reminiscent of a Joni Mitchell – Taylor Swift collaboration. In her latest single, Napkins, Kate Thornbury decorates pockets of memories with an indie flavored nostalgia. 

The artist debuted in 2021 with her album, American Dream, in collaboration with producer Jeremy McDonald, making this her sophomore release. Speaking of the track, she commented, “t’s a play-at-max-volume, scream-at-your-old-situationship, windows-down kind of song”. 

The song is led by a brimming tempo, set by pumping beats, tight basslines, and gleaming melodies. Conjoined with the emotion in the vocals, the soundscape expresses the melancholic nostalgia in the story. The track traces the fond recollection of the protagonist’s situationship, that has now faded away. Kate creates the whole encounter with vivid imagery and sentiment that it imprints on the listener. Her sweet vocals curve with a tinge of sadness and grief With pop acoustics, screening riffs and a blossoming rhythm, the song connects dreamy frames to clouds of melancholic disillusions. 

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to Napkins by Kate Thornbury here –