NEW MUSIC: GARRETT KATO | REARVIEW MIRROR
Australian singer Garrett Kato has capped off a relatively prolific year with the release of his latest song, “Rearview Mirror.” Kicking things off this year way back in January, Kato launched into 2021 his new single, “Be.” From there, the creative juices kept on flowing, with singles such as “Firestarter,” “Never Be Us,” and “Delusional” ultimately giving way to his new EP, "Kumamoto," named for the city in southern Japan where his family’s bloodline began. However, it wasn’t long before Kato was back with more music, sharing “Disappearing Light” earlier this year, before taking to Facebook recently to tease yet another song just this week. Describing his last effort for the year as “not a Christmas song,” but conceding it “does have snowy cabin vibes,” Kato explained that “Rearview Mirror” makes sense from a seasonal point of view but fits into 2021 as something of an anachronism – much like the year itself. The acoustic track is indeed one that feels fitting for the year that has been, with its tender delivery and strong chorus inviting the listener into a world of safety, far from the nagging doubts that may plague us. Garrett is dubbed as the “producer and musician behind some of the most prominent sounds coming out the Byron Bay’s booming buskers scene,” and rightly so; the EP was self-produced by Garrett at his home studio, where he has also worked with a string of artists including Julia Stone, Pete Murray, Tones and I, Kyle Lionhart, Riley Pearce, Pierce Brothers, Jack Botts and more.