How Did I Get Back Here Again

by Kate Thomas

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Through a hidden door, you descend the stairs down to a smoky basement. The smell of aged wine and sweet cocktails entice the senses as you approach. Candlelight illuminates a bar scene and on stage a mysterious brunette bares her soul as she sings "How did I get back here again...."

Eclectic British singer-songwriter Kate Thomas’s new single "How did I get back here again" is a song that echoes back to an early style of jazz that was embodied by singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. It combines that classic jazz feel with modern production and a nod to contemporary jazz artists such as Melody Gardot, Zaz and Madeleine Peyroux.

Thomas known for her powerful and expressive vocals is quickly establishing herself at the well-known jazz and roots venues in and around London. Already performing headline shows at The Bulls Head Jazz Club, Green Note, Spice of Life, Toulouse Lautrec and The Nightjar to name but few. She was also selected to headline BBC Radio’s, Jumoke Fashola’s “Jazz Verse Jukebox” at her annual “Ones to Watch" Concert at Hoxton Hall.

“Electric!” Art House Music
“Like Edith Piaf and Judy Garland all wrapped up in one!” Helen Lederer
“Where the energy of rock blends with the intimacy of folk!” A&R Factory
“Sultry Dame” All About Jazz
“Delightful!” BTL Jazz

The song is about a bad relationship, which you just can't leave. Partially inspired by some of the works and lives of those classic artists. It was also inspired by past relationships in the songwriters lives. The song was originally conceived by songwriter and producer P B Anderson whilst watching a cabaret singer perform some jazz standards one evening. Transfixed by the deep and raw themes placed on top of a beautifully delicate jazz ballad foundation, the title with it's melody line came almost instantly. As it wasn't the style he is known for though, the song was placed in an archive and was largely forgotten about. That was until years later when he met Kate Thomas a singer who would breathe new life into it.

This compelling collaboration written and produced by P B Anderson, performed and arranged by Kate Thomas at Chime Tone Studios also features some well established jazz musicians with Pat Felitti on Piano, Peter Gavin on Double Bass, Vintage Dusty on Drums and finally to firmly pull this raw jazz ballad together it was mastered at the Grammy Award winning Mercury Studios.

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HOW DID I GET BACK HERE AGAIN
Music & Lyrics P B Anderson & Kate Thomas

How did I get back here again
It’s not the same as it was then
The past was left behind
Gone from my mind

When we’re apart I’m falling
I feel my heart break in two
You’re my one true calling
I belong right here with you

How did I get back here again
Like a moth drawn to a flame
Can’t resist your charms
I’m whole in your arms

When we’re apart I’m falling
I feel my heart break in two
You’re my one true calling
I belong right here with you

How did I get back here again
Let my burning wings extend
Bound by the curse we know
The dance from long ago

When we’re apart I’m falling
I feel my heart break in two
You’re my one true calling
I belong right here with you

How did I get back here again

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released January 10, 2020
Written by PB Anderson
Arranged by Kate Thomas
Kate Thomas (Vocals), Piano (Pat Felitti), Peter Gavin (Double Bass), Vintage Dusty (Drums)
Produced by PB Anderson
Recorded at Chime Tone Studios
Mastered at Mercury Studios

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Kate Thomas London, UK

Kate Thomas is an eclectic singer-songwriter based in London with influences from jazz, Latin, Gypsy and fusion music.

Notable gigs include: Acklam Village (Supporting The London Gypsy Orchestra), The Bulls Head Jazz Club, Green Note, Jazz Verse Jukebox (Headliner for BBC Radio's Jumoke Fashola's annual "Ones to Watch") at Hoxton Hall, The Boisdale & Ronnie Scott’s.
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