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Katie Cole’s New Single ‘I Can’t Wait’ and Video Out Now! | FESTIVALPHOTO

Katie Cole’s New Single ‘I Can’t Wait’ and Video Out Now!

Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Katie Cole has just released her new single ‘I Can’t Wait’ through Beverly Martel Music. The track will be the leadoff single from her much-anticipated album, titled Lay It All Down, which is set for release in February 2013. The album features a guest appearance by songwriting and screen legend Kris Kristofferson.

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, and now residing in Los Angeles, Cole relocated to the United States to begin developing her sound with acclaimed record producer Howard Willing (Counting Crows, Ok Go, Smashing Pumpkins, Sheryl Crow). The result of this musical partnership was the "Lost Inside a Moment EP," which unexpectedly received two BBC Radio 2 playlist spots. Shortly after this release, Cole received multiple awards from organizations such as ASCAP and OurStage, and landed an illustrious Movado watches ad campaign that ran nationally in 2011.

Cole describes the new single and album direction as "a little bit more organic and rootsy" than her previous work. "It's somewhere between American Country and British Pop," she mentions. "I drew influences equally from icons like Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac, along with newer artists like Brandi Carlile and KT Tunstall."

"I Can't Wait" is no stranger to the airwaves - it is already receiving several spot plays on BBC Radio 2 and has been added to the New to Q/Q Radio playlist. Writer Alan Harrison of No Depression magazine has praised the new single, stating, "Katie is on the cusp of becoming the 'next big thing' in Nu-Country."

Producer Howard Willing enlisted the talents of A-level musicians to perform on the record, including 2 members of John Mayer's band Aaron Sterling (Natasha Bedingfield) and Sean Hurley (Colbie Caillat) along with Roger Manning Jr. (Jellyfish);Tim Pierce (Faith Hill); Lyle Workman (Beck); and Zac Rae (Jason Mraz).

Although still in the early stages of her career, Cole has toured in multiple cities throughout the US, as well as in London, UK. Over the years, she has shared the stage with many big names including Anna Nalick, Jackson Browne, and Glen Campbell. In addition, Cole was the only female vocalist to appear on Campbell's final 2011 studio release, "Ghost On The Canvas".

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Writer: Anthony May
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