February 26, 2021
It’s a pleasure having you around for this New Music Friday feature; today I’ll be sharing with you the second single by Test Card Girl, an emerging artist full of promise!
Test Card Girl is the solo project that singer/songwriter Catherine Burgis has been working on since 2019. Based in Manchester, UK, Catherine decided to explore the depths of her creative mind after finding herself bored of living from administrative work. She began writing songs and doing stand-up comedy, which led to the release of her first single in September 2020. Her debut quickly gathered the attention of John Kennedy on Radio X and Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music (presented in the “Ones to Watch 2021” show). Receiving an Arts Council England Grant allowed her to work on her debut EP.
Influenced by artists such as Marika Hackman, Bon Iver and Tracy Chapman, Test Card Girl presents her second single, “If You’re Feeling Down”. After enjoying the electronic, synthwave elements present in her debut track, we are now delighted by this folk song, in which Catherine’s charming voice and acoustic guitar invite the listener to a state of profound calm and warmth. A track that feels like sunshine, with delicate vocals and sweet melodies that will leave you smiling, feeling uplifted… such a beautiful experience.
“‘If You’re Feeling Down’ is a song for anyone feeling lost and in need of a helping hand. It was recorded on the first day Test Card Girl ever set foot in a studio, nervous and raw but finally ready to share a head full of songs, stories and insecurities with the world. It was originally written for her much-loved sister, but with the dawn of the global pandemic, it seems an even more pertinent reminder to take a breath, look up at the sun, and remember you are loved.“
Simplicity, authenticity and feeling… Test Card Girl proves that it is possible to achieve outstanding results when committed to the pursue of art as a means of self-expression; I believe there’s a great value in this work, both for its intrinsic merits and for its ability to inspire people. Do take a moment to listen attentively; I would also recommend to keep on the look for her upcoming EP!
Don’t forget to support this project and to follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud and Spotify. You can also check out her official website. If you enjoy her music and are able to provide monetary support, you can download it on Bandcamp.
Also helps to stream and share her music; you can obviously find it in the following Playlists: Less Than 1,000 Followers, 12 New Songs This Week , Fresh Singles, Female Rising Stars and Chill – Folk – Acoustic.
P.S. If you enjoy discovering new artists and fresh new music you can subscribe to this blog Less Than 1,000 Followers and follow the Playlist with all the artists that we have presented here!!!