The Single Girl: Best Girl Athlete, “Seven Seconds”

I’ve been a fan of Best Girl Athlete for a while now, with her effortlessly sweet and soft voice resonating way beyond her young years. Best Girl Athlete, aka Katie Buchan’s latest single “Seven Seconds” is a perfect example of this; filled with catchy guitar riffs and a soothing, sweet melody to boot.

“Seven Seconds” begins innocently with a hypnotic picking of the guitar, rhythmic backbeat and that oh-so enchanting voice I may have mentioned earlier. As the track progresses, a gentle violin comes into play and Katie’s vocal becomes more and more dominant, whilst still managing to maintain that delicate tone and emotional feel.

For sure, you’ll hear musical traits similar to the likes of Laura Marling, Feist, and the equally young SOAK throughout. As we near the end of the track, a slightly unexpected cheeky guitar riff comes in, bringing a more folk-funk element to the track which surprisingly works.

It’s quite astounding to think this girl is only sixteen years old and, frankly, it makes me question what on earth I’ve been doing with my life. Katie’s songwriting skills are mature and wise, bringing in yet another powerful element to this track. An absolute delight for the ears.

“Seven Seconds” is out now via FitLike Records. You can follow Best Girl Athlete on Twitter.

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