Katie Armiger confesses all
Confessions of a Nice Girl
6th June on Cold River Records
At only 19 years of age Katie Armiger has accomplished more in five years than many musicians decades her senior. After winning a singing contest in her native Houston at the age of 14 Armiger not only recorded, released and toured her first album by the time she was 15 but had enough in the tank for two follow ups in four years both of which have notched up hugely impressive chart positions across America and seen her following grow and grow.
It’s in her homeland that Armiger has tasted the first bewitching drops of success. On its American release Confessions of a Nice Girl debuted at #11 in the iTunes Album Chart, CosmoGirl featured Katie as their “Next Big Thing” and the media buzz earned her a guest spot on CBS’ Morning Show.
Confessions of a Nice Girlsees Armiger on top form opening with the irrepressibly positive “Best Song Ever” a song easily capable of standing toe-to-toe with genre big-hitters Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne’s finest efforts. Then Armiger steps things up with the coming-of-age, made-for-radio stomper that is “Kiss Me Now”. A song that not only features huge riffs, an irresistible chorus (featuring a brazen Armiger really getting down to business) but also highlights just how much Armiger has grown up since she broke onto the scene five years ago: “Put on my high heels / My little red dress…and I don’t care if / You know I’m trying… Let me show you tonight that it’s time we stop messing around / Kiss me now”.
Despite her relatively few years Armiger’s voice is fully-formed, mature and bursting with energy. She confidently offers up this, her third record, almost as a challenge: try not to like it. When music sounds this good, let’s hope Katie’s got plenty more to confess when she hits her twenties.
Last updated: 27/05/2018 06:19:58