Kate Cosentino has today released her new single titled ‘I Don’t Know Where It Went Wrong’ and, in celebration of this release, we have an exclusive interview with Kate herself. And what an interview it is! More like a good conversation between old friends, imho. With this interview, we get a glimpse at, not only the artist, but mindful entrepreneur, social media star, and just all around good person and how she tackles the creative process and mix between business and art.
‘I Don’t Know Where It Went Wrong’ is a beautifully orchestrated confessional from the heart and mind of a true musician. The pure sounding mix and orchestration of the song itself sound stellar and, in all honesty, can be used to show off the most expensive sound systems out there. But the hidden magic of the song is it’s creative beauty that runs from the surface to the core. This is an example of what music is supposed to be. A simple confessional from a person in healing. That moment of transition that takes us from hurt to healed. Let the experience of one help with the healing of others. This song will pay that forward. The solace is in the sound.
About ‘I Don’t Know Where It Went Wrong’
Inspired by Phoebe Bridgers’ cover of “You Missed my Heart” by Mark Kozelek, she decided to dive into the ethereal lyrics and learn the song herself. Cosentino found herself with the concept of “I Don’t Know Where It Went Wrong” on the tip of her tongue after immersing herself in Bridgers’ cover; the tune came from a depth within Cosentino that even she was not aware of.
The song was beautifully crafted with collaboration from bass player Scott Mulvahill, Guitar players Kate Cosentino and Tim Galloway, drummer Matt Bubel, and producer Rocco Fiorentino. “I Don’t Know Where It Went Wrong” embodies the haunting feelings inherent to a freshly departed relationship delivered with Cosentino’s signature cinematic, poetry laced lyricism.
About Kate Cosentino
Kate Cosentino is a woman of subtle nuances and a plethora of dad jokes. She encompasses wit and sass while balancing the profound ability to speak on behalf of the struggles of others for the mere proposition of opening up conversation. Born and raised in Kansas City, Cosentino has always had an affinity for strong storytellers and jazzy hooks since the beginning.
Influenced by powerhouse women like Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, and many more, Cosentino has found that the best voices are authentic ones. Through songs like “Dirt On It” which deals with the struggles of a trans-child, “Starving For Love,” an unassuming ode to the damaging effects of eating disorders, and “Just Remember” which details a loved one’s journey with Alzheimer’s, Cosentino’s art is undoubtedly cultivated by a deep desire to share stories and share them well. Refusing to shy away from tough subject matter, Cosentino also refuses to abide by all-too-elusive genre pigeon-holing.
In this way, her sound is something of genre-bending soulful bliss. With one foot in the pop shallow end and the other in the jazz deep end, Cosentino is only worried about one musical detail: shredding.
Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, and working on her post-grad EP which features songs from her adolescent dabbles in love and relationships at Belmont University, Cosentino is hard at work to finally release a cohesive body of work under her name.
Nevertheless, Cosentino isn’t just a woman of musical talents but entrepreneurial ones as well. Aside from releasing a fully-funded EP without the help of a label or management company, Cosentino writes for Songlorious and Songbird City where she is able to create personalized on-demand songs for a variety of occasions and content creators.
Her artistic talents have been recognized by initiatives like the Nashville Ballet and Bluebird Cafe’s Emergence Series as well as the Johnny Mercer Foundation’s Songwriters Project. Her accolades and personal goals run long, as the founder and creator of her own guitar strap company, Big Chick Energy, and even the humble recipient of the Taco Bell Scholar award.
Kate’s biggest claim to fame is writing an original song for American Girl Doll’s doll Tenney Grant which is featured in the official books, products, and video game. In her free time, Cosentino enjoys roller skating, endless TikTok scrolling, and dreaming of being the first female band leader for any broadcast talk show. Her most recent single “The Match” was released November 12, 2021, with the rest of the EP ready to grace the world on all platforms in Spring of 2022.