The music of Melbourne pop chanteuse Kate Vigo doesn't so much play with genres as exist outside them entirely. From the earthy, acoustic timbres of her 2010 lp Someone Better, to her upcoming lp, Blue to Gold, which seamlessly combines the organic and the synthetic, Vigo's fluid, shape-shifting sound is the work of an artist in full command of her craft.
Vigo's fearless compositional approach draws on her many and varied influences –– everything from The Immaculate Collection to David Lynch's Blue Velvet –– and her uncanny ability to communicate reminiscence and longing.
Featuring driving tempos and peppy beats and lyrics, Blue to Gold represents another step forward for the Melbourne artist. 'A lot of my existing work is a little dark and broody, inspired by the beauty in tragedy,' she says. 'Now I feel like I want to have fun and write songs people can dance around in their bedroom to.'
Over the past five years, Vigo has participated in a dizzying array of musical projects, along the way picking up a Musicoz Award for Best Video for The Way You Are, being selected to attend the APRA/AMCOS Song Summit in Sydney, and having her music featured on Network Ten's Offspring, ABC's Art Nation, and radio stations around the nation.
Vigo's rare ability to combine the sad and the joyous, the tragic and the thrilling, make her a uniquely compelling artist, and one we can expect to hear a lot more from.