Katie Stump performed at SXSW last week where she secured a slot on her showcase thanks to winning the coveted U.S.A. Songwriter competition, and today we follow that up with a beautiful video for “Minnesota”. E! News recently called her “a rising star” so it’s no surprise that over the past year, the Fullerton California, Singer-Songwriter has emerged as one of the most exciting up and coming young artists to watch.
Teen Vogue premiered ‘Minnesota’ which is the second video from her critically acclaimed EP ‘Feels Like Home’ (which was released in September). ‘Feels Like Home’ was produced by Grammy Award Winning Producer Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, One Republic).
The track ‘Minnesota’ is characterized by a personal experience of missing someone who was once close. The video displays clean, minimalistic visuals and shows off the 22 year old’s powerful ability to connect with her emotions through songwriting.
As someone who doesn’t normally consider himself a huge country fan, I was nervous to hear a song from a rising Pop/Country Singer-Songwriter, but her combination of pop vocals and vulnerable lyrics transcends any one genre label. The sky is the limit for Katie if she can continue to create genre-blending songs like this.
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