Hi, I'm Cat!
Hi, I’m Cat! I like to wear pink cowboy boots and cry (a lot). I’ve always had really strong emotions, and I used to think of this as a weakness. It wasn’t until I went to college in Silicon Valley that I realized it was actually one of my greatest strengths. Studying computer science at Stanford, life felt very logical and planned out. There was a rational way to make everything make sense - except the way things and people made us feel. There was never a way to explain emotions, and I loved that. I started to pay more attention to the way I felt at a given moment, and, once I arrived at Berklee, I realized that I wanted to write songs about the specific emotions I’ve felt in different situations - from the anxiety I feel about aging to the little heartbreak I experienced when someone preferred to turn the music up in the car rather than talk to me.
I don’t write the big heartbreak songs. I write the little ones. I write about the little heartbreaks and emotions we feel every day, and I hope that, in doing so, people who relate to my music can work out their smaller emotions so they don’t have to turn into bigger, more painful ones.
Fusing together country pop songwriting, hip hop beats, and a distinct vocal performance influenced by both R&B and country music, Cat Rian creates a unique sound that she likes to call “disco cowboy.”
July 3 New York City, NY Rockwood Music Hall
July 1 New York City, NY Studio A @ Power Station
June 30 New York City, NY Studio A @ Power Station
June 10 New York City, NY The Bowery Electric
Apr 21 New York City, NY Black Box @ Power Station
Mar 7 New York City, NY The Cutting Room
Feb 8 New York City, NY The Delancey