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May 2018 Archive
31.05.18 > 100th Anniversary of Georgian Independence
On May 26th, Georgia celebrated its 100th anniversary of Independence. The Scottish malt whisky makers, Glenfiddich, honoured this occasion by presenting 20 bottles of 26-year-old whisky bearing the Georgian flag to 20 Georgians who have helped popularize and develop the country. Needless to say, but I will anyway, Katie was numbered among them. Obvs. Cheers, Katie! I've fallen in love with Georgia and that is absolutely down to her.
30.05.18 > Track Notes 15: Piece By Piece
Track Notes: Piece By Piece
Katie wrote the title track of her album after breaking up with then boyfriend Luke Pritchard.
29.05.18 > Katie Bite: The Flood
28.05.18 > Lyric card: Nine Million Bicycles
27.05.18 > Katie Bite: Fields Of Gold
26.05.18 > Track Notes 14: Nine Million Bicycles
25.05.18 > Lyric card: Shy Boy
24.05.18 > Katie Bite: A Happy Place
23.05.18 > No News Is Good News!
Katie has gone very quiet lately. Her Facebook fans are getting restless, wondering what she is up to. She hasn't Tweeted at all in 2018, and it is almost a couple of weeks since her last Instagram post. I choose to see this as a good sign. I think it means she is seriously stuck into making new music and is avoiding the distractions of social media. We can't have our cake and eat it. Personally, I'm fine with it if she goes off grid for a while if it means a new album is on the way. I'd rather hear Katie singing new songs than see another picture of her looking vaguely uncomfortable at some social event. The sound of new Katie songs will more than make up for the current silence. Have faith, people!
22.05.18 > Katie Bite: Better Than A Dream
21.05.18 > Track Notes 13: Shy Boy
20.05.18 > Lyric card: Lilac Wine
19.05.18 > Katie Bite: Perfect Circle
18.05.18 > Sketch effect
17.05.18 > Katie Bite: Call Off The Search
16.05.18 > What IS she doing?
Scratching an itch? Exercising? (Taken from a promo shoot for Ketevan.)
15.05.18 > Katie Bite: Better Than A Dream
14.05.18 > Track Notes 12: Lilac Wine
13.05.18 > Lyric card: Faraway Voice
12.05.18 > Katie Bite: Anniversary Song
11.05.18 > Guess who?
I spy with my little eye... something beginning with K... and J...
No, don't worry, I haven't resorted to stalking Katie. This photo was posted by Emoniava on Instagram.
10.05.18 > Katie Bite: All Over The World
09.05.18 > Track Notes 11: Faraway Voice
08.05.18 > Katie on Instagram
I love how James is stood watching while Katie does the work!
07.05.18 > Fidgeting during interview...
06.05.18 > Lyric card: Tiger In The Night
05.05.18 > Katie Bite: A Happy Place
04.05.18 > London Georgian Film Festival
The 5th London Georgian Film Festival is underway at the moment. Katie attended yesterday with her brother Zurab.
03.05.18 > Katie Bite: If The Lights Go Out
02.05.18 > Thoughts on What I Miss About You
I love this song so much, it is probably my favourite of all Katie Melua songs. Katie co-wrote it with Andrea McEwen and since Katie tends to lean more towards the music than the lyrics in collaborations it is likely Andrea wrote the lyrics, though Katie may well have had some input.
The first half of the song sets the scene for a standard love story which, though skilfully painted with observations we can all relate to, hardly sets the world on fire. Sweetly performed, as ever, by Katie, it could have been just another nice little love song and nothing more. Instead, halfway through it turns dark. Suddenly, the relationship has ended, and not well. In some of the most brutally painful lyrics I have ever heard we get to witness an all-too-real glimpse of love gone sour and I am unable to get to the end of the song without holding back a tear every time. It is three lines in the last verse that get me:
The way I only doubted myself when I was with you,
Like I was wrong for expecting something from life too.
Your skill of putting me down in front of everyone we knew...
Those lines could have been spoken by countless women. They make me feel ashamed to be a man. And Katie performs them so flawlessly you believe she is singing from personal experience (which I sincerely hope she isn't).
Interestingly, if you search for the lyrics of this song the line near the end is always given as "Like I was a fool for expecting something..." - yet I have never heard Katie sing that. She always sings "Like I was wrong for expecting...". In my opinion, the latter is better, and I wonder if that is something Katie came up with in the recording studio that got left in. Even on Katie's website it says "fool". Curious.
01.05.18 > Katie Bite: Toy Collection