With a wealth of experience as a live performer and accomplished songwriting under her belt, Scottish-born singer-songwriter Kerri Watt returns with her new release Never on August 24th. Kerri performed on the song with Embrace, who released this track themselves as the lead single from their new album, with Kerri contributing her flawless vocals. Kerri has since gone on to perform with the band on several occasions, including twice at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, opening for Coldplay in July 2017.
Never, is Kerri’s own, truly unique rendition of their collaboration. The track showcases a beautifully crafted, atmospheric melody, alongside Kerri’s faultless, emotive vocal delivery. An insight into a toxic yet inescapable relationship between two people who can’t imagine being apart, it carries great power to match its anthemic vibe. It’s an example of an experienced artist at the top of her game, drawing from both her pop and country influences, resulting in an impactful piece of work that looks destined to expand her fast-growing fan base.
“The guys from Embrace asked if they could play me a new song they’d been working on. The track was Never. We messed around with it for a few hours, then Rick got the rest of the band in to record it. Embrace decided to put it on their upcoming album. I was so happy and honored that they asked me to duet on the track because i’d really grown attached to it. I wasn’t sure if my solo version would ever see the light of day.”
Kerri has toured extensively across the UK and Europe over the last few years, including shows with the likes of Starsailor, Ward Thomas, Nina Nesbitt and Mike & The Mechanics. She’s also captivated audiences at many UK festivals including Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, Country2Country and Secret Garden Party. She’s no stranger in the States either, playing at legendary LA venues Whisky A Go-Go, The Hotel Cafe, New York’s Rockwood Music Hall and The Basement in Nashville. With another trip to the US planned for the very near future, new music is on the horizon for one of the UK’s most exciting singer-songwriters.
“It’s been a magical rollercoaster with this song since debuting it at the Cardiff Millennium Stadium opening for Coldplay last year. And being a solo artist it’s been such an awesome change to have people to share all the excitement with! “
I am currently a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as a marketing major. Upon realizing that I wanted to change the way people perceive country music and to help women have a voice, I began Next Women of Country in 2015 promoting new female artists and sharing their stories with the world. You can find me via Instagram @nicolemmarchesi or contact me via email at email@example.com