Chatterbox: Kat Meoz chats Ancient Aliens, a new LP and finding gratitude.

Hey Kat, thanks for talking to us. First off, could you tell us something about yourself / your music that nobody knows?

My favorite show is Ancient Aliens on the History Channel, also on Netflix and Amazon Prime lol, and I watch it almost every night as I fall asleep.  Coincidentally Run Tonight is a magic song for me about the stars and our possible origins.  I feel that my music and vocal gift comes from a cosmic place that is indescribable.  If I make anyone feel good because of the music that moves through me, it makes me feel like I have a real purpose here on earth. 

What influences have gone into your sound recently?  

Honestly the producers I work with have a huge influence on the overall sounds I achieve.  If I like a producers’ aesthetic, I will keep chasing a finished product that reflects what I’ve previously worked on with them, or what I’ve heard from them.  I’m always going to strive to mix rock and pop music because I love how infectious pop is and I love how rock and roll makes me feel in my core.  I write a lot of music with a lot of different songwriters and producers and sometimes I fall in love with something that is heavily in an alt rock lane, I’m probably going to release a lot of that in 2021.  I’m really happy that there are a lot more artists releasing cross-over genres now because at the end of the day a great song is a great song.  I don’t want to feel like I shouldn’t release a banger because my last song did great but sounded wildly different.  I think I could reach more people by being authentic to myself and the songs that I think rip.  

What are you currently working on?  

Currently I’m finishing up some new tunes with Dooqu, the same producer as Run Tonight and Somebody Else!

What are your plans for the rest of the year? 

Finishing up the new Dooqu tunes and starting to plan for that release plus I’ll be traveling to Los Angeles in November to work on an LP that was written by the same writers as the Royalty EP.  I’ve heard all the songs and they are really really good, so I’m looking forward to putting my vocal spin on it.  I’m also going to take a 3 month intensive course in guitar that starts mid November because lately I’ve been feeling a little stuck in using guitar as a songwriting tool. I think this is a great year for learning something new.  I want to look back on 2020 and say “that was the year I became an undisputed bad ass on guitar.” I want to look back on 2020 and feel like something huge came from it and for me getting past any minor guitar blocks would be enormous.  

Any top tips for getting through this difficult time?

Someone just recently told me to “do something that brings you joy everyday.”  Some days it’s as simple as ordering a fancy cappuccino and then taking it to the dog park and sipping while I watch my dog run circles.  Sometimes it’s Facetiming someone you haven’t talked to or seen all year and catching up and hearing their 2020 difficulties and feeling like you’re not so alone.  Some days it’s going to a fancy grocery store and buying frozen lobster because what the hell, you’ve never made lobster pasta before. Side note this is the year I discovered how freaking good lobster is and great to cook with.  It’s easy to get into a funk this year, and it’s easier to compare yourself to other people who seem like they aren’t being set back by this year at all.  Try to find gratitude in anything.  I had a better day yesterday when I really sat in gratitude for all the people who work with me on music because they believe in me, and they help me get my music out to the world to listen to.  Feeling that appreciation deeply got me into my garage studio yesterday, where I was able to spend a few hours rewriting lyrics and recording vocals for Dooqu on a song I meant to finish two weeks ago, but had slipped into a 2020 funk.  Happy to share the method that helped me break out of a funk and I really hope it helps anyone else.   

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