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Exclusive Sneak Peak: Kat Parsons Records With Mike Flynn From Epic Records

Mike Flynn—Epic Records producer behind such acts as The Fray and Sara Bareilles. Kat Parsons—Los Angeles songstress and multi instrumentalist with a music career on the up and up. What do we get when we combine the two? Pop gold. Parsons won the “Get Your Song Produced by Mike Flynn of EPIC Records” Competition on OurStage, earning the exclusive opportunity to record a single with Flynn. She chose to record the track “Fall For It”, soon to be released on her upcoming EP. Before the release, she’s hooking y’all up with an exclusive early download of the single, but get it now, because it’s only available for a week! Stream the track to your heart’s content in the playlist at the bottom and be sure to check out our Q&A with Parsons on her experience working with Flynn. Check out Kat’s official site for updates on her upcoming EP and more.

OS: You’ve been fortunate enough to work with some big names in the studio. How did your experience with Mike Flynn compare?

KP: Working with Mike Flynn was so much fun.  When I won the contest, I felt so honored and thought it was important to write the perfect song for the opportunity.  I scheduled writing sessions with some amazing writer friends and did some writing on my own. I wrote “Fall for It” with Travis Howard and we knew that was the song. It said exactly what I wanted to communicate, and as a songwriter, that is really exciting. When I arrived at the studio, all of the musicians were there as well as Warren Huart, who co-produced the track with Mike.  The band was incredible and Mike, Warren and the musicians worked on getting the exact right tones for the way we wanted the song to sound.  All this to say, that it was a really wonderful experience…I loved recording the drums, bass and guitar live and I really enjoyed watching Mike and Warren as they directed the sounds.  They were also really wonderful with the vocals…really encouraging and had some great ideas about approach that hadn’t occurred to me previously. Continue reading ‘Exclusive Sneak Peak: Kat Parsons Records With Mike Flynn From Epic Records’

The Prodigal Daughter

With a father who sang for the Vienna Opera House, a mother who was a professional piano player and singer and a grandfather who won the gold in the Senior Olympics for playing a saw, Kat Parsons boosts a DNA advantage for a rich musical career. But genetic predispositions can only take you so far before you have to roll up your sleeves and do some work. Parsons is clearly accomplished—a multi-instrumentalist with a limber, gossamer voice. With the torchy “Go Find Her,” she proves her mettle as a chanteuse. But Parson’s got some pop chops as well. “Miss Me” is Fiona Apple meets Vanessa Carlton, a spare, emotive ballad that tumbles into gleaming pop with cascading keys. And then there’s “No Will Power,” a starry-eyed melody with jagged guitars and reverberating keys. Whether it’s jazz or pop, Parsons is equally adept. With all that pedigree, being a one-trick pony just isn’t an option.

Kat Parsons Wins the “Get Your Song Produced by Mike Flynn of EPIC Records ” Competition

Last month an astounding 1,408 artists competed for the chance to have their song produced by Mike Flynn of EPIC Records. Knowing Flynn was the producer behind notable acts such as The Fray and Sara Bareilles, it’s no surprise that the OurStage community jumped at this opportunity. In March’s Q&A with Mike Flynn, Flynn mentioned that, when deciding to sign an artist to the EPIC roster, he first and foremost looks for “a unique quality to the voice — something that sticks out.” With this description in mind, Mike Flynn’s camp chose singer-songwriter Kat Parsons, an internationally touring artist who recently released her debut album No Will Power to a mountain of support from fans (over $18,000 was raised in pre-order!) and industry leaders. CD Baby president Derek Sivers put Parson’s release on the CDBaby homepage, stating, “We’re REALLY picky about what goes on the front page. We get about 75 albums a day coming in here now (about 30,000 total) and No Will Power is one of the best I’ve ever heard!”

With Parson’s stunningly beautiful voice and drive  to succeed, it’s obvious why she was selected for this honor. When notified of the win Kat said, “I am thrilled and honored to have won this competition.  I am really looking forward to working with Mike Flynn and his team.  It’s going to be so fun.  I am really happy.  Thank you.” Stay tuned for more to come from Kat Parsons and, in the meantime, check out her OurStage playlist along with her winning song “Go Find Her.”

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