Bebop Don't Stop

Kathryn Williams is known for making folk music.

Sure, that might be a generalisation - her acoustic based psychedelic whimsy is often difficult to place - but like most generalisations there's an element of truth in there. So why does her new track has a rapper on it?

In the middle of a purple patch of creativity, Kathryn Williams recently opted to focus on a new band project. The Pond finds the Newcastle based artist teaming up with fellow musicians Simon Edwards and Ginny Clee, shifting away from acoustic music and more towards a pop template.

Working on a full album, Adrian Utley has stepped in to assist with the final mix. The results seemingly mix Kathryn Williams' own songcraft with 60s pop, Eastern influences, tape loops and more.

Which is where was came in. New cut 'Bebop' is built around a looping bass riff - hence the name, per chance - with Kathryn Williams opting for something which borders on being a solid groove.

Rapper Kirsch steps in to supply some deft rhymes, with his laid back flow matching the relaxed atmosphere. One thing's for sure: this will enrage the purists...

Stripped from the upcoming record, The Pond have opted to give 'Bebop' away as a free download.

Listen to it now... Grab it HERE.

The Pond have pencilled in a secret showcase gig somewhere in London on April 18th. Keep an eye open HERE.

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