Berlin electronic artist Kat Koan shares new video for ‘Lustfire’

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Berlin-based experimental visual artist / producer / musician Kat Koan has announced details of her debut EP along with the release of the Lustfire video. Drawing on a myriad of influences from new wave, post-punk, techno and pop, the songs can be best described as straight out lyrics wrapped in intense instrumentals. Watch Lustfire via YouTube below.

Kat says: “I’ve spent a lot of time not saying what I want, until I reached an age where I learned to embrace my intensities and realised that it’s pretty pointless to wait for someone to read your mind, it’s rather unlikely to happen 😉 So it’s worth expressing what it is that makes you happy and fulfilled. The lyrics for Lustfire were written in 14 minutes, the words literally poured out of me. It’s a fairly frank expression of what I want out of a physical relationship. I’m a bit of an all or nothing person. I believe you get out what you put in, so investing emotionally and physically in your partner is likely to ignite a fire and stoke up the flames. I felt the urge not to be too flowery but to say it straight out and not hold back. Musically we wanted to make a track that keeps rising in intensity, comparable to a raging fire”.

Her recent single At Your Service, released earlier this year, explored the relationship between humans and AI sex robots. She explains: “We’ve recently seen the launch of robots designed to provide humans with companionship and intimacy, using self-learning algorithms to engage their partner’s brain and emotions. How will that affect human relationships? Will we end up having unrealistic expectations of human partners? Will we be able to develop feelings towards humanoid robots?”

Koan only recently developed an urge to create music and visuals, after experiencing a burnout, which triggered an inability to sleep. Since then not a single night goes by without spending all waking hours tinkering, writing, filming, recording. Together with UK producer Alex Lavery, they started to make music, combining sound influences from both Berlin and London. They want to create songs that evoke strong images, songs that make you feel something, unconstrained by traditional song structures or what’s expected of certain genres. This caught the attention of Dean Hurley, who is best known for his work as David Lynch’s Music Supervisor. He identified with something in the sound and offered to mix the music. His moody fingerprints helped them to get the best out of the tracks.

01. Lustfire
02. Dream
03. At Your Service
04. Silly Me