Having just sat wide-eyed after listening to Katy B’s acoustic version of ‘What Love Is Made Of’. I have decided to put this in writing, Katy B deserves so much more credit than already receiving. Now don’t get me wrong whilst there is plenty of room for the likes of Adele, Emeli Sande and Miss B. I feel that people should take into consideration that she’s a fraction of their size (whether that be in stature or whatever else). Yet her voice is on par and beyond as she produces those soft but strikingly powerful notes. Clearly a master of her trade, I’ve been a little bit gutted after missing Katy B perform over the country at some of the creme de la creme of festivals this summer. So I jumped at the chance when prompted to listen to this beautifully tailored version before seeing the singer at Global Gathering Festival next week.
This stripped back, acoustic version just shows testament to Katy’s spectacular voice. There is no hiding behind electronics. Katy B literally has the power to adapt her own songs as well as others (I remember when she dropped Lauryn Hill’s ‘Doo- Wop (that thing) over the ‘Easy Please Me’ beat). The way Katy can transform a cranked up, Dub and UKG heavy track into something seemingly more dramatic and attentive is amazing.
A faultless performance that highlights her phenomenal voice and paves the way for a less rave oriented second studio album. Katy B definetly looks to be pulling her material towards a love focused vision.