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The new album from KASHKA is called "Relax," but that's not exactly what Kat Burns has been doing lately.
Since creating the moniker (after retiring her previous band, Forest City Lovers) she's released albums, multiple singles, an acoustic EP, an instrumental piano album, written countless songs, gotten a dog, toured living rooms and backyards, had her songs appear on tv, and help open up a craft brewery in Toronto.
Co-produced by Burns, Lisa Conway [LCON] + Andrew Collins, Relax is KASHKA’s most experimental to date- themes of human connection, isolation, and feminism weaving through springy synths and cinematic string arrangements. Recorded at Wildlife Sanctuary Sound, a converted studio in rural Ontario owned by Lisa and Andrew, the album is sparse but rich: up front vocals, curated synth and 808 drums coexist with lush arrangements and delicate melodies. Exploring themes of connection, feminism, and being "stuck", Relax draws the listener into a landscape of droney instrumentals and hooky choruses; feeling like flying while just daydreaming. It's a departure from her last single, the radio friendly 'Heavy Ghost', but a return to her roots in many ways; in Kat's words, "This came out of two years of writers block, travel, heaviness, frustration, and a lot of figuring out who I am, as a woman in this industry. It's imperfect, reflective, and a little weird, just like me!" The album includes stellar collaborations with Valerie Broussard, James Bunton, and LCON.

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