new single 'permanently' is out now
Garrett is a platinum-award winning producer and engineer offering production, engineering & mixing services out of his Byron Bay studio.
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Originally from Canada, Byron Bay local singer-songwriter & producer Garrett Kato creates out of his personal studio and utilizes it as an ever-evolving canvas.
Garrett went from busking and living out of a backpack to tallying over 40 million worldwide streams and performing sold-out shows alongside Damien Rice and Ziggy Alberts.
He landed a sync in Hollywood blockbuster ‘Bad Moms’ and his single ‘Take It Slowly’ has surpassed 12.7 million Spotify streams. His 2019 EP, ‘Distant Land’, earned the endorsement of Triple J and Beatroute Magazine as the title track eclipsed 2.6 million Spotify streams.
At the same time, he cemented himself as an in-demand, platinum-award winning producer. He worked with Ziggy Alberts on his 2016 EP ‘Four Feet in the Forest’ (certified Platinum in Aus) and his 2018 album ‘Laps Around the Sun’ (certified Platinum in Aus) and has also worked with Pete Murray, Kyle Lionheart, Riley Pearce, Pierce Brothers, Jack Botts and more.
2020 sees Garrett release a pair of EPs; ‘s. hemisphere’ and ‘n. hemisphere’. ‘s. hemisphere’, released in March, embodies Garrett’s time living and settling in Australia.
The upcoming EP ‘n. hemisphere’, out August 28, features songs inspired by his life growing up in Canada.
“I most definitely look at these songs as paintings,” he affirms. “It’s totally a mad scientist situation. I blend sounds together in order to aesthetically serve the song. The writing, engineering, and producing are all married. I’ll tinker with a track for two months. I look at it, walk away, and come back as if I were leaving a painting on a canvas. The chords, melodies, and moods are like images to me. I don’t use instruments for genre, but rather for frequencies, tones, and cadences. Getting the chance to see different parts of the world and hear so many stories inspired some of the insights and colours I wanted to use.”
Lemon Tree Music
Lonely Lands Agency (AUS/NZ/ROW)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia