Best Girl Athlete

by Best Girl Athlete

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    Portrait images - George Mackie
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1.
BABY COME HOME Brown eyes, give me your time my love, everything that I want and more Hold my hand and I can’t despair, you’re my love, you’re my only way I know where I am going to, and I know where it is I’ve been All I need is the air we breathe, even that can come at a cost Please don’t you grieve for me, if anything you have set me free Oh baby come home Please don’t you grieve for me, if anything you have set me free Oh baby come home Question everything that you know, take it back to the very start Don’t you know that we can’t be found, don’t you know that we won’t be found From the start, yeah your life it was hard, but you rose to the challenge shone light in the dark, the brightest of sparks, with the world in your mind’s eye, I know that everything is relative but funny how the time flies, I take a look into the night sky, I see a single star and I how it shines bright, our existence but a flicker in the timeline, subtle messages etched in everything that I write, it's a fine life we're living in, I keep my head above water in this high tide I'm swimming in, I had a dream, now my main goals fulfilling it, got to focus on my daughter and her mother and the life I'm giving them, it could have been so different, life trickling through my fingertips, a lovely gift with a bitter twist, you could've slipped but you kept a grip, I remember staying awake at night and I used to think.... Please don’t you grieve for me, if anything you have set me free Oh baby come home Please don’t you grieve for me, if anything you have set me free Oh baby come home
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DIFFERENT FACE Look her in the eyes, she’ll say you’re no good, for her charade There’s nowhere to go now, you’re not safe There’s a different face, there’s a different face There’s a different face, there’s a different face Keep the place where you belong, feel the pain of what once was Smile for when I wake, she won’t be there, never there There’s a different face, there’s a different face There’s a different face, where yours used to be, there’s a different face, where yours used to be
3.
CIGARETTE DREAMS Cigarette dreams, darling I can see those days Drink with me boy, cos I can see those days Cigarette dreams, darling I can see those days Drink with me boy, cos I can see those days Baby, don’t waste your time, I learned it’s hard to cross that line One day we could be together, and some day you will find your place Give me your love, I can turn it into us Stay with me girl, I want to see those days Give me your love, I can turn it into us Stay with me girl, I want to see those days Baby, don’t waste your time, I learned it’s hard to cross that line One day we could be together, and one day you will find your place Baby, don’t waste your time, I learned it’s hard to cross that line One day we could be together, and one day you will find your place
4.
IN THE MORNING There’s got to be good in everyone A little bit of something that says you’ll be fine At least until the morning Every new day brings us closer to hell A designated driver with a motor and a mouth for war But baby we can hold on Every new day feels it could be the last We’ll never let them take us We are more than they could ever be We’ll never let them take us There’s got be hope in everyone But violent beginnings will always bring a violent end At least we have each other
5.
JOIN THE MASONS Don’t ever call me baby Cos I’m not yours to hold Don’t think I need protecting I can’t be bought and sold Let me go and live my life now Set me free and I won’t tell a soul Let me go and live my life now Set me free and I won’t tell a soul I’m not here for your pleasure I’m not a little toy This is a life you’re holding back Of real flesh and bone Let me go and live my life now Set me free and I won’t tell a soul Let me go and live my life now Set me free and I won’t tell a soul
6.
04:32
SILVER CITY Bird call isn’t something often heard Not even in the midst of summer Grey clouds spill over the city like tea Spilled by the hand who so delicately made it Devour me, cos I can no longer stay with you I’ll be gone and I can feel again with you Devour me, cos I can no longer stay with you I’ll be gone and I can feel again with you I look round for hope Something to cling to All I see is grey and black And the sun is lost and the stars are blocked Devour me, cos I can no longer stay with you I’ll be gone and I can feel again with you Devour me, cos I can no longer stay with you I’ll be gone and I can feel again with you
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04:02
LUCY How come I cry when I see the constellations, recitations in my mind? How come you see the world in a different way than I do? And I feel like the first woman alive You change all the colours in my mind And it feels like I’m one of the stars Take my hand and I’ll show you light Final words can’t be heard out here in space or time, and save you now my dear Cos I loved you but you’ll never know, cos our eyes saw things in a different light And it feels like I’m one of the stars Take my hand and I’ll show you light And I feel like the first woman alive You change all the colours in my mind And I feel like the first woman alive You change all the colours in my mind
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04:41
IN YOUR HEAD Safe and sound, lost and found Try to keep myself alive I never cared for what you said And I didn’t want to be in your head I never told you to listen to me I never cared for what you said And I didn’t want to be in your head I never told you to listen to me High and dry, must I try To please myself if I can’t please you I never cared for what you said And I didn’t want to be in your head I never told you to listen to me I never cared for what you said And I didn’t want to be in your head I never told you to listen to me Live and learn, toil and earn Bring me down, sign me out I never cared for what you said And I didn’t want to be in your head I never told you to listen to me I never cared for what you said And I didn’t want to be in your head I never told you to listen to me
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EVERYTHING MUST GO Everything must end, it’s part of life But I’m not scared and I want to live Everyone must go, walk along the line But I’m so tired and what can I give? Everything must go, everything must go my dear Everything must go, everything must go my dear Everything must go, everything must go my dear Everything must go, everything must go my dear Listen to my voice and hear these words Does anyone give a shit who hears them? Look into my face and read these eyes Does anyone give a damn who sees them? Will you take these thoughts and keep them safe? They’re all I have and they’re all that I know Will you take these hands up to your chest? Please hold them close and let me know that you’re there Everything must go, everything must go my dear Everything must go, everything must go my dear Everything must go, everything must go my dear Everything must go, everything must go my dear
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04:40
SOMETIMES Sometimes, I feel like taking on the world And sometimes, I feel like telling all the world But today I want to just stay right here with you But today I want to just stay right here with you Sometimes, I feel like reaching for the top And sometimes, I feel like I just can’t be stopped But today I want to just stay right here with you But today I want to just stay right here with you

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Written prior to reaching the age of eighteen alongside her musician father, Charley, here Katie establishes herself as a mature singer-songwriter with a creative vision that not only surpasses expectations but confirms the young musician as a prominent and original talent with a host of admirers including Richard Hawley and Simone Felice.

A collection of songs that each tells a story and makes a connection to the individual, Best Girl Athlete brings together an eclectic range of influences, bridging pop with elements of folk, electronic and Americana whilst drawing on themes of melancholia, abandonment and fear but with a message of resilience and hope for the future, rendering it refreshingly difficult to pigeonhole into just one genre. From the Mark Ronson-esque horns of ‘In Your Head’, the dark, swaying Americana of Vetiver on ‘Sometimes’, the fusion of soulful melodies and Katie’s assured vocal juxtaposed with the fast-paced rap of Jack Hughes on ‘Baby Come Home’, to the up-tempo, electronic, anti-establishment themed ‘In The Morning’, and the soaring and uplifting strings of single ‘Lucy’ offering cinematic pop reminiscent of Lana Del Rey, each track offers something different from the last.

Best Girl Athlete has been born out of the non-conventional manner in which many people now consume music; collecting individual offerings, rather than whole albums. Consequently each song here stands alone as a single offering with lyrically intriguing, musically accomplished depth that will draw on audiences from across the board.

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released October 2, 2017

Produced by Alex McNutt and mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering. Cover image by George Mackie.

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