The 80s Return In Kati Wintermans’ New Nostalgic Synthpop Song
Kati Wintermans captivated everyone with her beautiful singing voice and simple performance style in 2021, when she first appeared on the Budapest music scene.
This time, she combines melancholic pop with a distinctly upbeat musicality in her new song, a nostalgic synthpop that evokes the 80s.
‘Gone to Waste’ is a classic unfulfilling love song that resonates with a timeless sound that is easy to love. It could have been released twenty years earlier or just as long after. This is reinforced by the super retro recording that accompanies the track.
Kati shared the following about the birth of the song: “I wrote Gone To Waste more than a year ago, just like all my other songs, with a single ukulele, acoustically. We started producing it in early 2022 with Soma Harmath, who turned the slow, melancholic song into a song with an eighties vibe. One day of shooting was enough time to get it ready: we toured Budapest from Újbuda to Orczy Square, looking for locations that echoed the weariness, tiredness and sadness that is the underlying mood of the song. We shot the video with an old mini dv camera, so we didn’t have to degrade the image in post-production, we got authentic old-fashioned footage.”
The single and video will soon be followed by the next EP, which will contain four songs in total. You can follow Kati on Spotify.
Words by Álmos Sebők at KERET Blog