Interview: We Spoke To Katrina Weidman About Her New Single 'I Do'

May 27, 2023 1:00 AM ‐ Paranormal
Katrina Weidman - I Do
Katrina Weidman is known by fans of the supernatural as a lead investigator in 'Paranormal Lockdown' and 'Portals To Hell', but what you may not realise is that the talented US ghost hunter is also a singer and this week released her new single 'I Do'. Katrina spoke to us to share insights into her song, her journey in music, and the connection between her two unusual career paths.

Her latest release, 'I Do', is a dark pop number that Katrina describes as her reaction to societal expectations in relationships. She explained, "I think just probably the most overarching [theme] is the thought of, you know, people wanting us to play certain roles, I think in our lives, and especially in any kind of relationship, whether that's casual or serious... So I think 'I Do' is very much my reaction to those ideas."
Although her career has been woven with threads of music and the paranormal, Katrina clarified that her music isn't directly influenced by her supernatural endeavours. "I write a lot from personal experiences and things that have shaped me... although they're not specifically about the supernatural, or the experiences I had, as with anything unknown, I wouldn't be surprised if some of those experiences kind of seep into my music a little bit."

Working under the mentorship programme of multi-platinum selling producer Barb Morrison proved to be a turning point for Katrina. This mentorship led to a significant shift in her creative process. "They said to me, 'why are you editing everything? Just let it be what it's going to be.' And so from that point on, I really took that advice to heart and I just stopped editing myself. It's not about trying to control it so much."

The mentorship programme, as Katrina described, involved "meeting once a week and dissecting the songs you're writing and seeing how you can improve them and kind of like unlocking that next level as a songwriter." This guided approach helped Katrina find a fulfilling new creative outlet after her band's break-up.

Her fans from the paranormal world have embraced her musical journey. Katrina shared, "I was actually pleasantly surprised by how kind people have been about it... I think my fans that had been around for a long time or have heard my interviews where I talked about my background before the supernatural knew that about me, so I think they're more or less happy that I get to pursue the thing I've always wanted to pursue."

Fans might be in for a treat as there could be a spooky-themed music video coming. Katrina expressed her love for incorporating her paranormal interest into her music. "I love to incorporate that kind of stuff into the artwork. Because I think, personally, those buildings tell a story."

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Looking ahead, Katrina says there's a whole album in the pipeline. After the mentorship programme, Katrina found herself writing a song a day, sometimes two songs a day for eight weeks. Without realising it, she'd embarked on the journey of writing a whole album. "When the mentorship programme ended, I looked back at the work I had done, the songs were all very much part of the same story. So there's definitely an album there," Katrina confirmed.

When asked about her influences, Katrina was quick to name Massive Attack and Portishead, both British bands. In fact, Katrina's connection with the UK goes beyond just musical influence. She has spent a lot of time in the country, especially when filming for 'Paranormal Lockdown', and even studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. "So it's just one of those places I go to that I just feel an instinctive connection to. But yeah, there's a lot of things about the UK that I find myself connecting to," she admitted. As for the British locations Katrina would love to investigate, at the top of her list is the Tower of London. Katrina was taken aback by part of the historic attraction, admitting, "I felt very overwhelmed while I was there."

Of course, there's more paranormal adventures to come from Katrina, including more of her current show, 'Travel The Dead', which she stars in along with her best friend, Heather Taddy. Excitingly, Katrina revealed that the show might even venture into extraterrestrial territories. "Heather recently has started to dive more into aliens. So we've been talking about doing a couple of locations that involve aliens."

And for fans curious about her new single, 'I Do' is available to stream on all major music platforms including Spotify, Amazon, YouTube, Deezer, and iTunes.

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