NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – “I have no idea where my music is headed in the future. And I like that.”
Cool and composed, Katie Joy admits that she has an open mind when it comes to the future of her music.
The junior business major at Westminster college strives to be different and unique when it comes to her original material.
“A lot of solo artists are okay with just playing acoustic guitar and doing the same thing over and over. I want to do something different. It’s hard to open up and try new things, but that’s what I want to do. I want to do something that no one has done.”
Her first EP, Talking to Myself is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all other major streaming services.
According to Katie, the album is made up of “acoustic pop” music. Produced by Westminster student Dan Swank, Talking to Myself features acoustic guitar, piano, ukele, string instruments, and hand-held percussion instruments. The lead single off of the album, Miserable, accompanied by a music video, can be seen and heard here.
Katie Joy, or Katie Nicholson as she’s known by her friends, is currently working on writing/recording her second album. Her hope is that it will sound different from her last record.
“I’ve been writing and listening to a lot of different kinds of music. The music is definitely going to be more electronic and more alternative pop. It’s going to be a lot different than what I did in the past.”
Katie has a chance to further enhance her stature and reputation as an artist with her next record. No album title has been announced yet, but Katie did share that the lead single for the record is tracked and recorded. The record will be produced by fellow Westminster student Dan Swank and mixed/mastered by Pittsburgh based engineer Daniel Blake. Katie will be documenting the record-making process on her social media platforms.
Instagram – @katiejoy3
Facebook – facebook.com/katiejoymusic3