Having just got back from a trip to Nashville, Canadian indie-folk artist Cat Clyde talks to Headliner about her emotive new single, I Feel It, which reveals her experience of being an empath. Here she explains how the song focuses mostly on the positive elements, the challenges, and the feeling of relief and solace through connecting with nature.
When was the moment you realised you wanted to pursue music as a career?
There were some moments in my life that were inspiring musically. My grandfather played old time fiddle music, and I had uncles that played folk guitar, and rock n roll type stuff. That was my first experience with live music, and it interested me greatly. My family wasn’t really into music, but I was more of an observer; I was always drawn to music and enjoyed it very much.
I started playing guitar when I was around 14, busking around town and writing songs. When high school was over, I did a programme called Music Industry Arts; I figured I would have a go at music and see where it takes me. And that was the beginning of my journey!
You mentioned that you play guitar. What other instruments do you play?
When I was a kid I took piano lessons, but never really got too far - theory was always a struggle for me, but now I'm trying to pick it back up a bit. A couple of years ago, I got a tenor guitar which I’ve been playing a lot, so that's definitely one of my favourite instruments for sure.