Kaatii is a 14 year old upcoming singer-songwriter. Today she brings a take on Halloween and paranoia, in paranoid times.
“Afraid of the Dark is all about being unnecessarily paranoid for no real reason. You know, when your mind gets a little bit twisted and a coat looks like a ghost. The song is a fun take on something that is not fun at all,” she explains.
“The inspiration for this song came from one really horrible night of sleep in a remote cabin in Colorado,” Kaatii shares. “I was in Breckinridge for a songwriting retreat and the very first night I ended up having the worst paranoia of my life, going in and out of what felt like sleep paralysis. In the morning, my co-writer, Kara Connolly, and I ended up writing this song after she was too afraid to sleep as well.”
At 13 years old, Kaatii—born Anna Katherine—calls the shots. While most young teens spend their free time at the mall, playing video games, watching movies, or attending summer camp, Kaatii is in the studio, writing with artists twice her age, and working on her craft.
As recent collaborator, award-nominated singer-songwriter, Kara Connolly, puts it, “She’s playing the guitar, providing a playlist of reference tracks, selecting sounds, sending mix notes and confirming revisions…Kaaiti is the real deal. She’s driving the ship.”
Kaatii says, “This song means a lot to me because I wrote it as a form of release – as a way of unloading my feelings. It is something I can use to vent, but I can also rock out and have a great time while playing it. I hope that anyone feeling stressed can get away from whatever is happening in their lives for a moment to unwind and get swept up in the song instead of their own thoughts or fears.” https://www.kaatii.com/