Author: Asia Smith
Katie Buxton, an up-and-coming indie folk singer, and songwriter released her new single “You Flew” this week. The Philadelphia native who currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee has been playing guitar and writing music since she was twelve years old. Since then she has just been on the up and up. In 2012 her song “The World Moves By” landed her a spot in the finals for the Sing For the Trees songwriting contest. Shortly after this accomplishment, Buxton attended a five-week performance program at Berklee College of Music where she was also a finalist in a songwriting showcase. Because she did so well in the showcase, she was granted the opportunity to receive mentorship from both Melissa Ferrick, a well-known Folk Rock artist, and Sally Taylor the daughter of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guitarist James Taylor.
After these competitions and starting her education at Belmont University, she has also had the opportunity to write and work with Bear House Writers Management, take part in the ASCAP writers showcase and was chosen as a finalist in the 2016 American Songwriting Awards with her song “Painted Hearts.”
In March 2016 Katie debuted her EP “From Songbirds”, which definitely shows us who she is as an artist. On her new single “You Flew”, Buxton worked with Sal Oliveri and Luke Gilfeather. Katie explains that “the song is about caring deeply for someone who is not ready to love or be loved and runs out of fear” she also says that she wanted the song to “[focus on] the process of learning to let go.” When listening to the song her intent truly shines through along with every single emotion that she pours out on the track. It will definitely evoke some emotion. “You Flew” is now available on SoundCloud, iTunes, and all Streaming services.
Make sure that you check out her teaser video for “You Flew” :