“Put myself in a box, that I’d never be someone I’m proud of, you see, here I am on this bridge facing defeat.” Kate Vogel’s debut album title comes from the lyrics of her semi-viral track, “Reasons to Stay,” a simple piano ballad about her struggles with suicide.
Since the release of her debut single, Reasons to Stay, she’s racked up 4 million organic streams on Spotify without any editorial playlists, interviewed with renowned journalist and businesswoman Suzy Welch of Quadio, won reader voted Best Singer-Songwriter of Nashville Scene 2020, placed Top 40 on Bob Kingsley Radio, and received thousands of messages from those who her songs have helped. Some have even tattooed her lyrics onto their body, others competing in dance competitions and school projects to her songs.
With the release of this debut album, Kate comes full circle to complete a dream she gave up on a decade earlier when entering the music industry in Nashville at age 15. It went so terribly that she stopped singing altogether, before the MeToo movement uncovered the songs trapped inside of her for years and this album began pouring out. Raw and intimate, Vogel’s music covers heavy topics from death and tragedy to sexual assault, and her angelic voice captures the metamorphosis of unimaginable pain into the beauty of hope. “Someone I’m Proud Of” leaves no stone unturned in her own healing and blossoming into the young woman she is today. Her greatest wish is for the songs on this album to find its way to people who need it the most.