Kitt (formerly known as Katherine Penfold) is an indie soul artist in the midst of a creative rebirth. Drawing inspiration from contemporaries like Charlotte Day Wilson, Snoh Aalegra, and Jorja Smith, Kitt creates intimate and soulful music anchored by a deep sense of self-discovery.
“We're all fucking exhausted. We're all going through it... I just wanted to share some of the love I've been fortunate to have around me,” stated Kitt on State Of Mind. "When I started writing the album, I was heavily impacted by the world closing in. I was months into feeling like I was drowning, going through a divorce, the pandemic, my anxiety and depression running rampant - turning me into a bonafide workaholic so I wouldn't feel too much. I could see my loved ones not knowing what to do with me anymore. One night, after a deep convo with a friend, the track 'I'll Be Alright' came spilling out of me. There wasn't a fix that anyone could give me; all I needed to hear was that I was going to be alright. Even if it was me telling myself that, that was the opening I needed to write this album."
In 2019, Kitt released her full-length debut Sweetest Thing under the Penfold name, introducing her "as a dynamic performer and an artist to watch moving forward" (EARMILK). At the end of last year, Kitt released Within You, a 6-track personal project that chronicles the end of her marriage and, more importantly, her path forward. Having always been Kitt to close friends, she wanted her music persona to reflect a similar level of vulnerability and intimacy. "As much as I appreciate my given name, walking on-stage to sing my originals - the authentic sound I want to bring to listeners - it never felt like a match," she says. Adding, "through the massive life shifts and realizations of the last two years, I felt ready to present Kitt to everyone. I never imagined how good it would feel."