Kat & Alex announce Side A of self-titled EP

Digital set drops Sept 16th

Country-Latin duo Kat & Alex has announced Side A of their self-titled EP, arriving September 16th via Sony Music Nashville.

“We’re so excited to share this EP! These songs tell our stories, and it introduces us to the world not only as musicians but also as a couple,” the husband and wife duo share. “Sonically, Side A is a melting pot, which is true to who we are. You’ll hear country, which is the root of it, as well as some rock, soul and pop. The common theme of the music though is love, which is purposeful because our relationship is full of love and it’s the core of everything we do.”

Kat & Alex co-wrote every track on the project aside from “Marry You,” which was written by labelmate Maren Morris and Busbee. “When we heard this song, we felt like it told our story, which was really cool because it was Maren’s song to Ryan. We reimagined it as a duet and added a bit of Latin drums to make it our own,” they add.

Recently singled out as an Emerging Latin Artist to Discover by Billboard, the real-life married couple is blazing a trail in Nashville this year by releasing their music in both English and Spanish. On Friday (Aug 26th), they shared their latest track, “Mi Casa,” which is the Spanish version of recently released “We Bought A House.” This is the third entirely Spanish song they’ve released this year following “Tomemos Un Trago,” the Spanish version of their track “Let’s Find A Bar,” and “Yo Quiero Amarte,” the Spanish version of their critically acclaimed song “I Want It All.”

For as much as Kat & Alex embody classic country stylings and values, the Nashville-based duo also rewrite the rules altogether with a Latin twist. The pair shake up country with full-bodied soulful delivery, engaging live instrumentation, and bilingual lyrics, introducing themselves as Nashville’s most compelling outliers. Kat is a Miami native and first-generation American from a Cuban family. Alex, who is of Puerto Rican descent, grew up in Northwestern Georgia and moved to Miami by middle school. Their paths crossed after Kat witnessed Alex singing one day at their church, and the two quickly forged an eternal bond after meeting up to collaborate. They appeared on American Idol individually before returning home to focus on writing and recording original music as a duo, and then made their way to Nashville in 2020, igniting a life-altering couple of years.

Kat & Alex released their debut single “How Many Times” and its accompanying Spanish version in the fall of 2020, which amassed nearly 20 million streams independently. The following year the couple tied the knot, made their Grand Ole Opry debut, and released several new tracks to critical acclaim including “Heartbreak Tour.”

The duo continues to make waves with their scorching signature style while resolutely representing Hispanic culture in country music with a sound that’s rich and soulful with velvet harmonies, pop-like vocal riffs, and hooky lyrics.

1. Let’s Find a Bar
2. 5 on a Friday
3. Marry You
4. I Want It All
5. We Bought a House
6. Still In It
7. I Want It All (Spanglish Version)

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