Cat Clyde: All The Black

The singer/songwriter from Stratford has quietly gained a large international following. This new cut is a slow burning slab of sparse and soulful folk, while the accompanying video has a dark edge evocative of David Lynch.

Cat Clyde: All The Black

By Kerry Doole

Cat Clyde - "All The Black" (Cinematic Music Group): In a quiet under-the-radar way, this Stratford, ON, singer/songwriter has begun to gain wide international recognition.

Since the release of her 2017 debut album, Ivory Castanets, she wrapped tours supporting Paul Kelly and ZZ Ward across North America, shared the stage with Detroit’s renowned singer-songwriter, Rodriguez (Searching For Sugarman), rocked a sold-out tour in Europe with Shakey Graves, and made her first headline run across Canada. 

Her music peaked at 340.6K + monthly listeners on Spotify, with tracks featured on 96K Spotify playlists worldwide including many of the biggest roots lists around.


Soul, folk and blues strains coalesce in her rootsy sound, and she cites the likes of Etta James, Janis Joplin, and Lead Belly as influences. It is the power of her voice that will first ensnare you. That is showcased vividly on this new single, a slow burning slab of sparse and soulful folk. The accompanying video has a dark edge evocative of David Lynch.

Cat Clyde is back on the road this month with Toronto band, Wild Rivers, stopping in Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, Quebec City, Kingston and London. Dates here






Publicity: Ola Mazzuca, Indoor Recess

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Photography team: Ishmil Waterman, Lane Dorsey, Sasha Jairam/Billboard Canada. Styling by Veronika Lipatova, Nikita Jaisinghani, Aliecia Brisette. Makeup & Hair by Franceline Graham.

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