Cat Burns

Cat Burns means business. And with her bracingly honest lyrics and a distinctive sound that cannot be ignored, the 18-year-old musician is set on making her business everybody’s business. An advocate of girls supporting girls, Cat’s music is also about empowerment and defining yourself on your own terms, as witnessed in her breakout single “Sober”, new song “Cheater” - which is about turning disrespect on its head - and throughout her EP Naive. Cat is part of the new guard of musicians whose music has power and meaning, so we grab five minutes with the burgeoning star to find out which albums have helped shape her career.

Tori Kelly - Unbreakable Smile

She wrote from such a vulnerable, honest place on this album, which I really connected with and so I wanted to make sure I did the same with my music!

Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next

The lyrics and message of the album is about getting over your past, not letting it define you, but to also learn from your mistakes, and it's done in such a catchy way! Again, something I want to do with my music - promote empowerment whilst keeping it catchy and fun.

Beyoncé - Beyoncé

I love the production and this is where Beyoncé really switched up her energy and I loved it. That’s definitely something I want to do in my career.

Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

The lyrics and melodies in this album are amazing. I always take inspiration from this album when I really want to push myself lyrically and melodically.

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Donnie McClurkin - The Journey

As a big fan of gospel music, I love listening to this album for motivation and it always cheers me up, which is what I want people to feel like when they're listening to my music. No matter what they’re going through, I hope/want my music to make people happy.