Katie Costello

Katie Costello

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopAlternative

Katie is a weird indie pop singer-songwriting woman child from Brooklyn, NY. Songs from her various albums have been featured on the TV shows "Private Practice," "90210," "One Tree Hill," and many more. She has recently been featured in Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, BlackBook, Billboard & on Vogue.com.

Biography

Katie started writing music at the age of 13 when she learned her first piano chord and has not stopped for a moment since. She began her performance career playing an extensive catalogue of original songs in the school library, during her snack break in the school drama room, and after school at an assisted living home. At 16 she started playing at various venues around Los Angeles and along the Sunset Strip, and with her usual precocious sophistication managed to talk her parents into getting her a fake ID so she wouldn’t have to be thrown out after playing her set. The day after her eighteenth birthday she was on a plane to New York City, where she would finish her last year of high school online and continue pursuing her dreams. The now 22 year old songstress has released two full-length albums “Kaleidoscope Machine” (2008), “Lamplight” (2011), and three 5-song EPs, “The City In Me” (2010), “Follow Your Every Beat” (2012), and "Impossible Things" (2012).

The self-proclaimed “song-doodler,” interweb philosopher, absurdist, and music farmer very fittingly describes her music with a word she’s also made up: Kitsch-Edge… A fusion of kitschy and edgy. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York where she is attempting to live the dream, finding unique creative expression in everything she does. She believes the world is her oyster.

Katie's songs have been featured on the TV shows, “90210,” “One Tree Hill,” “Private Practice,” “Switched At Birth,” and many more. Katie’s music has been on KCRW (89.9 Santa Monica) “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and was chosen as their “KCRW Top Tune of the Day” free iTunes download. All of Katie’s music has been featured on iTunes in various capacities. Her song “Isn’t It Lovely” was the grand-prize winner of Sennheiser’s “My Song Contest.” Paste Magazine has featured her song “Inside Out” in their “New Music Sampler,” as well as Katie’s latest album “Lamplight” in their “Best Of What’s Next” piece. Katie’s music has been featured in Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Blackbook Magazine, and on Vogue.com, Billboard.com, PasteMagazine.com.

Katie is currently working on her third full-length album and it's going to be SO GOOD.

Lyrics

Cassette Tape

Written By: Katie Costello & Caitlin Raftery

Cassette Tape
Song By Katie Costello & Caitlin Raftery

I hate talking and I hate walking next to someone I don’t know
Someone I don’t know
I hate pretending to keep up this friend thing
When I have enough friends and I’d rather be at home

Things would be much easier
And it would really save some time
If you knew my favorite color
And my favorite kind of pie

I wish there was a social excuse to make you a cassette tape
I’d teach you all about my life from side B to side A
Fast forward, rewind... Whenever or never mind

I hate been picky but right now you don’t get me
But in time I think you will and I know you won’t until
You listen very closely to the tape and mostly
You will see how I’ve become someone I hope you’ll know and love

Things would be much easier
And it would really save some time
If you knew my favorite color
And my favorite kind of pie

I wish there was a social excuse to make you a cassette tape
I’d teach you all about my life from side B to side A
Fast forward, rewind... Whenever or never mind

My good friends know that I’ve never tried a boysenberry
My good friends know that in the wintertime my legs are hairy
My good friends know that I never understood chemistry
My good friends know that I never date people who know less than me
But you don’t know and we’re not getting any younger
But you don’t know and telling you would just take longer

I wish there was a social excuse to make you a cassette tape
I’d teach you all about my life from side B to side A
Fast forward, rewind... Whenever or never mind

Ashes Ashes

Written By: Katie Costello

Ashes Ashes
Song By Katie Costello

The sun is bleeding and the ash is snowing
In the distance the fire is growing
The trees are shrinking and your heart is sinking
Yet you’ve never felt more alive

Bloody sunset you remind me of when the clouds hung in fear
And when I didn’t know I could be the very same person I want to be
With the sun as red as it wants to be

The smoke is all consuming, the air of sadness looming
Orange and red lick up the sky
Your footprints pick up dust mites and you might not always feel right
Yet you know you’re alive

Bloody sunset you remind me of when the clouds hung in fear
And when I didn’t know I could be the very same person I want to be
With the sun as red as it wants to be

Ashes, ashes we fall and float away
Ashes, ashes come take my fears away
Ashes, ashes we fall and float away
Ashes, ashes come take my fears away

Bloody sunset you remind me of when the clouds hung in fear
And when I didn’t know I could be the very same person I want to be
With the sun as red as it wants to be

Ashes, ashes we fall and float away
Ashes, ashes you’ve taken my fears away
Ashes, Ashes you’re but a memory
Of that not-so-gray day

Stranger

Written By: Katie Costello

Stranger
Song By Katie Costello

Stranger I've known you for so long
I found you lost with a compass in the fog
Stranger you know me too much
Illusionary-self had not be touched, until you

Humming Hallelujah in the dark
Whispered poems leave you to be
Humming Hallelujah in the night
The sun might rise, as sometimes does it fall

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Stranger you've followed me so far
Until the roads converged, as did the stars
Stranger the moon looks blue tonight
Your photo framed, raw within my mind, but not tonight

Humming Hallelujah in the dark
Whispered poems leave you to be
Humming Hallelujah in the night
The sun might rise, as sometimes does it fall

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

Humming Hallelujah in the dark
Whispered poems leave you to be
Humming Hallelujah in the night
The sun might rise, as sometimes does it fall

Hallelujah

No Shelter

Written By: Katie Costello

No Shelter
Song By Katie Costello

Where do we lose ourselves in the winter months?
Where do we find ourselves when there’s no shelter for us?

How can we cry when there’s no way to make amends?
How can we fight when there’s no lesson in the end?

You just tell yourself there’s something to be found
Beneath that molten rock buried deep underground
When the cold is coming, you’re stuck in the shade
And there’s no one left to blame

Where do we go when all the birds have gone north?
Where do we stay when the snow has taken over us?

How can we scream when there’s no way to make amends?
How can we lie when there’s no lesson in the end?

You just tell yourself there’s something to be found
Beneath that molten rock buried deep underground
When the cold is coming, you’re stuck in the shade
And there’s no one left to blame

I’m going somewhere where I know I can stay
I’m going somewhere where I feel a better, a better change

You just tell yourself there’s something to be found
Beneath that molten rock buried deep underground
When the cold is coming, you’re stuck in the shade
Though there’s no one else around
Though there’s no one else around
Though there’s no one else around

Discography

Impossible Things (EP) - Released November 20, 2012
Follow Your Every Beat (EP) - Released May 8, 2012
Lamplight (LP) - Released February 22, 2011
The City In Me (EP) - Released September 28, 2010
Kaleidoscope Machine (LP) - Released November 11, 2008

Set List

All originals by Katie Costello