Catbells - Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy is the full-length debut from Dream-pop auteur Catbells. The album was produced by Billy Mohler (Pom Poms, Coastal Clouds, Airborne Toxic Event, Bel Rays, AWOLNation, Sia, Drowning Men, War Tapes), recorded at his studio in Long Beach CA. Partly Cloudy is being released by SQFT Records on 12” LP vinyl, CD, as a digital download and via streaming services October 27.
All the meticulously crafted material on Partly Cloudy was composed by Catbells, and features her soft, hypnotic vocals, dreamy melodies and, haunting lyrics. These areblended with electronic elements and other instrumental seasoning provided by Billy Mohler to produce a sonic landscape that is both nostalgic and forward-thinking. With influences ranging from 60’s icons like Nico and Donovan to seminal 90’s Dream-pop artists ala Mazzy Star, Catbells has created a vein of Lofi “sad girl” bedroom-pop all her own melodies that captures her deep, heartfelt emotions with the deepest intimacy. With each track, she invites her audience on a journey through her innermost thoughts and experiences.
Catbells burst onto the indie music scene in 2021 with her debut single “Fade (Rainy Day Demo)” which has racked up 1.3 million views to date. She followed that release with an EP titled Wilderness that testified to her blossoming skill as a songwriter and the emotional potency of her performing and garnered a dedicated fanbase who found connection and solace in the midst of their own struggles and triumphs.
The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist began playing piano at age five, and by 7th grade was playing guitar and writing songs about middle school heartbreaks. After performing in several bands she decided to focus on her own music. The name “Catbells” comes from a popular hiking spot described in The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter. Raised in New England, Catbells’ music continues to draw on childhood memories of the natural world: seasons changing, swimming in the Eastern lakes, canoeing and working on the family farm.
As her journey unfolds, Catbells continues to intrigue and captivate. With her soul-stirring compositions, and a voice that echoes through the depths of the heart, Catbells is an artist who embraces the beauty of the unknown.