Canadian-born, Australia-based musician Garrett Kato has offered up a mesmerising performance of four stunning tracks for his appearance on Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home while in quarantine.
“Welcome to my house in Byron Bay,” Kato says as he picks up his acoustic guitar for a rendition of his 2019 track “Where the Vampires Hide”, which featured on his Distant Land EP.
Showcasing his masterful guitar work and intoxicating voice, Kato proves his worth as one of the country’s great talents as his intimate performance continues, drawing you in and refusing to let go.
“Thanks a lot for listening,” he says to the camera. “It kind of feels weird to like, play to myself but pretend there’s an audience, but that’s the 21st century for you.”
As he continues, Kato shares a stunning version of his single “Holding Onto You”, which he prefaces with an intriguing metaphor.
“This is like the relationship version of when… You know when you take a microwave plate out too quickly, and you burn your hand and you drop the plate and it breaks?” he asks. “It’s like that, but like a relationship song.”
Continuing on with his tune “Sweet Jane”, Kato caps off the performance with a performance of his latest single “It’s Easier When You’re Standing There”, which is officially released today.
Garrett Kato’s performance comes as the latest entry in the ‘In My Room’ series, which will feature appearances from artists such as Cub Sport, Bad//Dreems, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Lime Cordiale in the coming weeks.
Check out Kato’s performance in the player above, or by heading over to Rolling Stone Australia’s Instagram page. In the meantime, take a listen to his new single, “It’s Easier When You’re Standing There”, and follow him on socials.