A few weeks back we released our funky, fresh session cut with Vampire Diaries' star, Kat Graham
. Kat and her insanely talented band had swung by our place a couple months back and showcased the musical chops many of her fans might not have been aware of
During the session we also had the opportunity to talk extensively about how she's gotten to this point in her musical career. It started early; her father was a jazz musician and label owner, she devoured the radio pop of the 90s (think Britney Spears, Spice Girls, Justin Timberlake etc), and cut her musical chops as a beatmaker. She is also the proud owner of a music engineering degree as well a few sharp opinions on what constitutes good/bad music production. So if you're thinking this is just another case of a celebrity wanting her side-hussle, think again. Graham is tried and true musician. Here she takes us through that history as well as dives into some of the inspirations that crackle and pop through her new album, Love Music, Funk Magic
, which is slated for release this Friday.