• Friday

30 minutes was all it took for British newcomer Cat Burns to sell our her first ever gig – a perfect proof of the enormous popularity the 22-year-old artist has faced lately.

She’s alumni of the same prestigious BRIT school as Adele and Amy Winehouse (among others) and started her career by busking in the streets of Southbank. But when the pandemic hit, she took her music to TikTok and gained instant attention. In just three months, she had surpassed 500.000 followers on the platform. A number that’s now reached more than 1 million. 

In Denmark, the brilliant “go” became huge on radio and internationally it reached the Spotify chart in 11 countries while follow-up singles “ghosting” and “people pleaser” cemented that Cat Burns is here to stay. It’s obvious that her lyrics come from the heart. That her clever observations on love comes from the life she’s lived. From the things she’s experienced for better or worse. It’s universal and yet feels very up to date. 

One of the things that Cat Burns has also been praised for, is her ability to spark new life in singer-songwriting – a genre that’s often been mocked for being too unoriginal. Add to that the fact that she’s an important voice for the LGBTQ+ community and on a much-needed mission to make pop music more inclusive. 

She’s already supported acts like Mae Muller and Years & Years, and this spring she’s supporting Sam Smith on their European run before joining Ed Sheeran on tour in July. 

Most recently, Cat Burns has received two BRIT Award nominations for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop/R&B Act’.

Well deserved…