Peter Katz: Like We Used To Be
This well-crafted piece of pop features warm vocals, lush production, and a catchy chorus.
By Kerry Doole
Peter Katz - Like We Used To Be (Independent): The Juno-nominated singer/songwriter from Toronto recently announced that his next album, City of our Lives, will be released on Sept. 18.
The album’s current single, Like We Used To Be, is already making a splash, and is now the #1 Most Active Indie, #2 Cancon and #5 Top Download overall at radio. It has also been added to some major playlists.
Such success is unsurprising, for this is well-crafted pop of a high order. Katz's warm vocals are framed by lush production, and the catchy chorus doesn't hurt.
The tune was co-written by Katz and Grammy-Award winning producer/songwriter Rich Jacques (Lisa Loeb, Colin Hay), with production by Derek Hoffman (The Trews, RALPH, Caveboy) and mixing and additional production by Howie Beck.
"Like We Used To Be is about hitting that definitive end moment in a relationship," explains Katz in a press release. "Somehow that person still holds this ability to make your heart pound and your palms sweat, but you reach a point where you're able to feel the nostalgia of it all, without feeling like you need to go back. You can see a way to finally begin to move on."
Katz's previous album, 2015's We Are The Reckoning, helped him earn the title of Best Male Vocalist in that year’s NOW Magazine reader’s poll, and the lead single, Brother, a duet with Royal Wood, was a hit on national public radio charts. A francophone version of that song featuring Rémi Chassé was a commercial radio hit in Katz’s birth province of Quebec.
His 2016 cover of Beyonce's Halo has become a viral online hit, with over 13.6 million views on YouTube.
Publicity: Beth Cavanagh, What's The Story?