FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 25, 2016
GIFTED SINGER/SONGWRITER KATRINA WOOLVERTON DELIVERS EMOTIONAL HIGHPOINT WITH NEW SINGLE ‘BETTER NOW’
SONG CO-WRITTEN WITH GRAMMY WINNING “Song of the Year”
ARTIST AMY WADGE AIRS THIS WEEKEND ON TRAIN FRONTMAN
PAT MONAHAN’S RADIO SHOW ‘TRAIN TRACKS’ ON SIRIUS XM’S THE PULSE!
(March 25, 2015: New York, NY) – If you like your music real and delivered by a precision vocalist who can transport authentic, bluesy balladry to a whole other level, give a listen to gifted singer/songwriter Katrina Woolverton’s new single “Better Now” (http://bit.ly/1RqCaWp) The song was co-written with Woolverton by acclaimed Grammy winning artist Amy Wadge, who co-penned Ed Sheeran’s 2016 “Song of the Year” Grammy winning hit, “Thinking Out Loud,” the first song ever to top 500 million streams. The song is available beginning March 25th across all digital retail outlets including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify.
Pat Monahan, frontman for the Grammy winning group TRAIN was moved by the riveting single, and will be playing the song on his popular Sirius XM radio show ‘Train Tracks,’ heard on Sirius XM’s The Pulse. The show will be airing several times this weekend : 10pmEST on Friday, March 25th ; 1amEST, 10amEST, and 5pmEST on Saturday, March 26th : and Sunday, March 27th at 11amEST. A fan favorite, the hour show highlights new artists and songs enjoyed by the celebrated singer/songwriter. The single is scheduled to be delivered to a broad range of radio platforms in April.
“Better Now” is another enriching turn in Woolverton’s impressive musical career, a bluesy-counterpunch to her percolating summer single “Heatwave” that stakes new ground in the Adult AC clover. Delivering a penetrating vocal immersed in soul-buckling R&B, Woolverton blazes “Better Now” with the kind of knowing intensity that blends sensuality and experience; a heartfelt, lived-in expression of love and mutual understanding that places the singer in strong company of fierce female vocalists.
Woolverton says going to the UK and getting the opportunity to write songs with visceral singer/songwriter Amy Wadge bonded the duo to the idea of writing about shared experiences. “It was the second song we wrote the second day we met, and we worked in her backyard studio dubbed ‘The Wadge Lodge,’” says Katrina. “We got along so great right from the start, two sisters realizing we had certain things in common about our relationships, about the idea of knowing you’re in a better place and we went with it. Many people have told me they listen to the song and it’s like wrapping a warm blanket around you.”
Woolverton has tapped breakthrough emotional territory throughout her career. Blessed with a multi-octave range and a musical intelligence that informs each shade, Katrina was recognized early on as a unique and formidable talent. The Los Angeles native made her initial music “debut” on the popular TV show Star Search, having won the Junior Vocalist Category over the late R&B star Aaliyah. The show garnered her immediate attention from record companies and other industry tastemakers but family upheaval would dictate unforeseen challenges and a switch in life-paths for the young Katrina. The determined singer would decide to ‘table’ her singing aspirations for a while and pursue both a college and law degree – but she never stopped nurturing her musical destiny.
Now firmly in charge of her own career, Katrina’s trademark brand of illuminating pop and searing love songs can be heard on her soon-to-be-released album Long Time Coming. Setting up shop in what she calls the ‘always buzzing’ creative confines of London to record the album, she drew on an A-list roster of kindred creative spirits to help drive her musical vision. Included in Long Time Coming’s deft mix of contributors alongside Wadge is Wendy Starland (Lady Gaga, Moby, Snoop Dogg and others), Felix Howard (Amy Winehouse), and Zoe Devlin.