“I’ve tried to walk away from music so many times. To be a musician is such a heart-breaking and beautiful undertaking. Every time I think I’ll give it up and lead a normal life, I start hearing the words and melodies of my next record already being written.”
With a professional track record that includes national tours, brand endorsements, and prolific collaborations, Katrina Stone’s latest project The Happy Ones continues to elevate the pop tunesmith to a new creative level. “I’m at the point in my career where I can just have fun. I can write and produce whatever I want, take time to experiment,” says Stone. “This album is eclectic and surprising. It doesn’t really adhere to any specific genre. It was a lot of fun to put together.”
The bouncy title track "The Happy Ones" features Stone’s signature vocal stylings while flaunting her pop production chops. “I played around with mixing more acoustic instruments with electronic ones,” says Stone. But not straying too far from her acoustic roots, the sweet folk-inspired tune "Ain’t No Rest" is brimming with tight harmonies, rootsy production, and powerful lyrics. Closing out the album with the dreamy "Fall In Love Again", Stone has created an incredible collection of songs that are sure to appease her fans. “I do love releasing music, it keeps me growing as a writer and as an artist. My fans have gotten to see that growth with every album, every song. ”
Expressing herself with personal abandon is something Stone has always prided herself on when it comes to writing new songs. “I will always write music because it is my outlet. It’s not always fun, it’s not always incredibly inspired. Sometimes you have to battle with a song and work on it constantly,” exclaimed Stone. “But at the end of the day, it’s rewarding to hear that sweet sound you dreamed up in your head, that song that didn’t exist until you battled it into existence.” And that’s what you’ll find when you listen to Katrina Stone’s latest beautiful effort: struggle, passion, and her trademark feel-good sound for the rainy days or the summer haze.