GTC SUNDAY BERLIN CLASSIC: KITTY SOLARIS – Cold City
by Walter Price
When folks back in The States ask me about Berlin I more often than not say, “Leipzig is akin to Austin and Berlin is like New York.”. Which, until now, was pretty accurate. Then I came across this new single from German indie-pop star Kitty Solaris called “Cold City”. A track that could have been recorded in the 1970’s New York underground scene. A thumping understated rocker bestowing the haunting late-night virtues of the hallowed Berlin club scene. Think about it this way, if the Rich Girls were German they may have sounded like this. The instant and staying attraction is Solaris’ sultry low growl of a purr in verse delivery backed by that undeniable soundtrack.
You can check out the Jean de Oliveira homegrown video for the track below. Kudos.
[originally published: 15. March 2018]
Artist photo by Jean et Marie
Produced/written by Kitty Solaris
FILM: Directed by Jean de Oliveira
Produced by Jean et Marie Films
“Kitty Solaris is cool and direct, soft, sincere, underground and disco. And yes, all of it. She knows the best roads through the city and through its people. She started writing songs in her kitchen leading to no less than six albums – the latest released in 2019. Kitty Solaris follows her heroes – Velvet Underground, Cat Power, and Patti Smith – but in a way that is all her own, combining various styles and both analogue and electronic sounds.” – bio