On Alive with Clive: With Thoughtful Songs about Life and Love, Captivating and Accomplished Singer-Songwriter, Kate Mills, Puts Us in an Expectant State to Eagerly Await the Release of Her Next Record

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Posted October 29, 2018 by cliveswersky in Guests




After being in the presence of Kate Mills for just a short while as she performs songs on her keyboard, you’re likely to conclude that she’s a singer-songwriter who is destined to take her place in the exclusive inner circle of esteemed singer-songwriters – like Carole King, Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin and Alicia Keys – whose names are associated with the craft of songwriting itself.

Then, after you’ve seen her perform with her electric guitar, you’ll see that there is an exciting additional dimension to her songwriting.

That’s because she also has a strong affinity for, and she reflects the influence she has absorbed from, icons of folk rock like Tom Petty, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg and Jackson Browne.

Kate Mills on Alive with Clive

Kate began performing in front of audiences at the tender age of 9.

Throughout her adolescence, she continued to develop her piano and vocal skills while writing original music and performing in local showcases.

In college, she was a founding member of the band, Drive Thru Parking, and left the band after 5 years to pursue her solo career in New York City.

Before arriving in New York, she earned her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania.

She continues to work towards raising awareness of emotional and mental health issues, and is always looking for opportunities to merge her love of music with the pursuit of social good.

“I believe music, at its core, is emotional. It’s not only a platform for raising awareness about important social issues, but music itself can offer healing, expression, and create genuine connections that help us feel less isolated and alone.” ~ Kate Mills

She’s performed at some of New York City’s premier venues for live music, including Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End and Piano’s.

In 2013, she released her debut EP, Little Bird, with four songs, and just recently recorded several new songs for her next record.

In her 1st of 2 Shows on Alive with Clive, the first two songs she performed are from Little Bird.

The remaining two songs in her 1st Show and the songs she performed in her 2nd Show are her newest songs that are going to be on her next record, which is being released in 2019.

Kate performed all four songs in her 1st Show on keyboard, and all four songs in her 2nd Show on electric guitar.

Clive Swersky with Kate Mills on Alive with Clive

Here are the lists of the songs she performed in her two shows:

1st Show
2nd Show
  1. “Cherry Tree”
  2. “Something To Say”
  3. “No Good At Goodbyes”
  4. “No Yellow Brick Road”
    1. “Outrun the Night”
    2. “Honest Mistakes”
    3. “Turn To Me”
    4. “What Did You Think?”

In the 1st Show:

Kate Mills on Alive with Clive, 1st of 2 Shows

  • “Cherry Tree” is a reminder to take time to appreciate the beauty in nature that surrounds us;
  • “Something to Say” is a song about speaking up to ensure your voice is heard;
  • “No Good at Goodbyes” is about the difficulty of moving on from jobs, vacations or relationships; and
  • In “No Yellow Brick Road,” Kate reminds us that the path to fulfillment is found not by following recommendations of others, but by introspection coupled with self-discovery.

“I used to believe in a path made of gold
That would lead to my dreams if I do what I’m told
But this road is dirty and overgrown
With never a clear sign to point me back home
Oh, where do you go when there’s no yellow brick road?”
~ from “No Yellow Brick Road”

In the 2nd Show:

Kate Mills on Alive with Clive, 2nd of 2 Shows

  • “Outrun the Night” reflects the realization that one must ultimately address challenges in life that require attention;
  • “Honest Mistakes” is a self-reflective song about regret;
  • “Turn To Me” is a love song Kate has dedicated to her husband; and
  • “What Did You Think?” is about having the courage to call out someone who attempts to conceal devious behavior.

“I’ve got shadows hidden deep inside
I’ve got battles I still need to fight
It’s time to face the monsters
And look them in the eye
Tried to hide but I can’t outrun the night”
~ from “Outrun the Night”

What is especially noteworthy about Kate’s songs is that each one is about a particular facet of life or relationships to which we can all relate.

After you hear each song, you’re left with a new perspective about life, and at the same time your life is enriched in some way by each song.

So you’re definitely going to enjoy discovering, connecting with and being inspired by Kate Mills in her 1st Show and 2nd Show on Alive with Clive.

Best regards.
Clive

http://alivewithclive.tvwhere today’s top singer-songwriters thrive!

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