As a lyrical traveler, Kat Terran is greatly influenced by genres
of music that convey movement.
Baroque, contemporary classical, jazz, African highlife,
and the many moods of alternative
music texture the complex structures of her songs. Occasionally
her voice will soar into a delicate resonance, revealing a lifetime
of listening to intimate choirs and the Gregorian chanting
her mother saturated the house with. Kat’s Lithuanian heritage
is exposed in her phrasing and harmonic choices,
reminiscent of traditional folk songs. Adolescence
spent emotionally surviving through the voices heard on college
radio inevitably carved a calling to offer her perspective
to the underground music community.
Also evident in her song writing is her training as an actress.
Somehow her voice and guitar appear
as two separate personalities, expressive characters
coordinated with grace and ease.
Her songwriting style is so personal, in the same breath
both deeply introspective and open.