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What's All About Katie All About?
Welcome to All About Katie. This site is an appreciation of Katie Melua - the beautiful and talented singer-songwriter with the caramel eyes and sublime voice, and the finest interpreter of a song I have ever heard.
It is also a repository of information about her music, DVDs, videos, tour dates, images, and anything else of interest to her fans. I have put my heart and soul into this project. Katie has given me so much and this is my way of saying thank-you. I hope Ketefans all over the world will find something interesting here about our favourite artist. Enjoy!
Any opinions expressed here are mine, not Katie's!!
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20.06.18 > Katie on Instagram
20.06.18 > Track notes 18: Spider's Web
19.06.18 > Katie on Instagram
Hard to keep track of Katie at the moment, she's posting from all over the place! It looks like she is back in Tbilisi again from this post yesterday, an absolutely gorgeous black and white shot of her.
18.06.18 > Helicopter High Jinx
Katie posted a little video on Instagram yesterday. Here she is enjoying a helicopter flight with Lauren Sass.
17.06.18 > Katie on Instagram
17.06.18 > Katie Bite: Better Than A Dream
16.06.18 > Katie on Instagram
15.06.18 > Lyric card: Blues In The Night
14.06.18 > Sketch effect
13.06.18 > Katie on Instagram
Is this where Katie is going to record her next album??
12.06.18 > Has Katie let something slip?
I tried playing detective on that Instagram story Katie recently posted, hoping she might have inadvertently let some new music out of the bag. Of course, Katie isn't that stupid. She is looking at sheet music for "Bridge Over Troubled Water". Still interesting though: maybe she is going to include a studio version of it on the next album. Just remember, you heard it here first!
11.06.18 > Katie on Instagram
So, hold the front page! Katie is heading off to Georgia to record. This adds weight to my suspicion that she would be working with the Gori Women's Choir once again. That's only speculation on my part, mind you, but since she lives close to a recording studio in London you can't help but wonder why she'd go all the way to Georgia and then not use the GWC. She's touring with them later in the year, remember!
10.06.18 > Track Notes 17: Blues In The Night
09.06.18 > Lyric card: Halfway Up The Hindu Kush
08.06.18 > Over to you, lip readers!
07.06.18 > Katie Bite: The Flood
06.06.18 > Katie on Instagram
05.06.18 > Lyric card: Piece By Piece
04.06.18 > Track Notes 16: Halfway Up The Hindu Kush
03.06.18 > Katie on Instagram
02.06.18 > Katie on Instagram
01.06.18 > Katie Back In Georgia
Katie's latest Instagram post shows her reunited with the Gori Women's Choir on a visit to Georgia.
31.05.18 > 100th Anniversary of Georgian Independence
On May 26th, Georgia celebrated its 100th anniversary of Independence. The Scottish malt whisky makers, Glenfiddich, honoured this occasion by presenting 20 bottles of 26-year-old whisky bearing the Georgian flag to 20 Georgians who have helped popularize and develop the country. Needless to say, but I will anyway, Katie was numbered among them. Obvs. Cheers, Katie! I've fallen in love with Georgia and that is absolutely down to her.
30.05.18 > Track Notes 15: Piece By Piece
Track Notes: Piece By Piece
Katie wrote the title track of her album after breaking up with then boyfriend Luke Pritchard.
29.05.18 > Katie Bite: The Flood
28.05.18 > Lyric card: Nine Million Bicycles
27.05.18 > Katie Bite: Fields Of Gold
26.05.18 > Track Notes 14: Nine Million Bicycles
25.05.18 > Lyric card: Shy Boy
24.05.18 > Katie Bite: A Happy Place
23.05.18 > No News Is Good News!
Katie has gone very quiet lately. Her Facebook fans are getting restless, wondering what she is up to. She hasn't Tweeted at all in 2018, and it is almost a couple of weeks since her last Instagram post. I choose to see this as a good sign. I think it means she is seriously stuck into making new music and is avoiding the distractions of social media. We can't have our cake and eat it. Personally, I'm fine with it if she goes off grid for a while if it means a new album is on the way. I'd rather hear Katie singing new songs than see another picture of her looking vaguely uncomfortable at some social event. The sound of new Katie songs will more than make up for the current silence. Have faith, people!
22.05.18 > Katie Bite: Better Than A Dream
21.05.18 > Track notes 13: Shy Boy
20.05.18 > Lyric card: Lilac Wine
19.05.18 > Katie Bite: Perfect Circle
18.05.18 > Sketch effect
17.05.18 > Katie Bite: Call Off The Search
16.05.18 > What IS she doing?
Scratching an itch? Exercising? 2Taken from a promo shoot for Ketevan.
15.05.18 > Katie Bite: Better Than A Dream
14.05.18 > Track Notes 12: Lilac Wine
13.05.18 > Lyric card: Faraway Voice
12.05.18 > Katie Bite: Anniversary Song
11.05.18 > Guess who?
I spy with my little eye... something beginning with K... and J...
No, don't worry, I haven't resorted to stalking Katie. This photo was posted by Emoniava on Instagram.
10.05.18 > Katie Bite: All Over The World
09.05.18 > Track Notes 11: Faraway Voice
08.05.18 > Katie on Instagram
I love how James is stood watching while Katie does the work!
07.05.18 > Fidgeting during interview...
06.05.18 > Lyric card: Tiger In The Night
05.05.18 > Katie Bite: A Happy Place
04.05.18 > London Georgian Film Festival
The 5th London Georgian Film Festival is underway at the moment. Katie attended yesterday with her brother Zurab.
03.05.18 > Katie Bite: If The Lights Go Out
02.05.18 > Thoughts on What I Miss About You
I love this song so much, it is probably my favourite of all Katie Melua songs. Katie co-wrote it with Andrea McEwen and since Katie tends to lean more towards the music than the lyrics in collaborations it is likely Andrea wrote the lyrics, though Katie may well have had some input.
The first half of the song sets the scene for a standard love story which, though skilfully painted with observations we can all relate to, hardly sets the world on fire. Sweetly performed, as ever, by Katie, it could have been just another nice little love song and nothing more. Instead, halfway through it turns dark. Suddenly, the relationship has ended, and not well. In some of the most brutally painful lyrics I have ever heard we get to witness an all-too-real glimpse of love gone sour and I am unable to get to the end of the song without holding back a tear every time. It is three lines in the last verse that get me:
The way I only doubted myself when I was with you,
Like I was wrong for expecting something from life too.
Your skill of putting me down in front of everyone we knew...
Those lines could have been spoken by countless women. They make me feel ashamed to be a man. And Katie performs them so flawlessly you believe she is singing from personal experience (which I sincerely hope she isn't).
Interestingly, if you search for the lyrics of this song the line near the end is always given as "Like I was a fool for expecting something..." - yet I have never heard Katie sing that. She always sings "Like I was wrong for expecting...". In my opinion, the latter is better, and I wonder if that is something Katie came up with in the recording studio that got left in. Even on Katie's website it says "fool". Curious.
01.05.18 > Katie Bite: Toy Collection