St. Catherine’s Child is the project of transatlantic singer-songwriter Ilana Zsigmond who was born in England to musical parents and spent the majority of her childhood in New Haven, Connecticut. This singer, song writer and musician releases her `Every Generation` EP this month which was recorded at The Cabin in Liverpool with Alec Brits, who not only co-produced it but played drums, bass, and electric guitars while Ilana sang vocals and played piano and guitars. The singer has shared that “St. Catherine of Alexandria is the patron saint of debate and young women, and I fell madly in love with her story of speaking her mind whatever the cost while writing my dissertation about her at university.”

This extended play opens with `I Know Nothing` which has a rolling beat and vocals that have a delightful inflection and seem to suggest a sense of exasperation at a situation that the narrator is living through. We have a much deeper introspective slow burn with `Holy` where the frustration and hurt is clear in the vocal delivery.

A kind of resignation of past mistakes and maybe a resolution of changes ahead.  

A delightfully dreamy but moving mediative reflection.

Title track `Every Generation` is a tribute to the artist`s late father and must have been difficult to not only write but sing. It really draws you in and paints a picture of a life shared and shaped. Another captivating listen. This four-track release closes out with `No More Pictures` another descriptive piece that appears to relate to the realisation that a relationship has run its course.

There was much to cherish on St. Catherine’s Child`s `Every Generation` EP which I’d classify as Americana or Nu country. The songs at times are simple but wonderfully effective and the lyrical content is so evocative.

I really hope for big things for this artist and i`m sure her dad would have been really proud.

Rating 9 /10

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