Kent, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 22, 2014 -- Kent based songwriter Caroline Ty releases her latest EP in her distinctive Electro Nu-jazz Alternative fusion. Heartfelt, soulful and sometimes epically synth symphonic, the fifth self-penned and produced EP dissects fragile human relationships and complications with richly lyrical song themes and a merging of electronic and organic. Blending elements of retro sampling and inspired vocally by expressive singers who tell the story of a song sincerely without vocal acrobatics.
The title is an allusion to the La Fontaine's fable, "The Monkey and the Cat", where the cat gets nothing for its pains for helping the monkey to pull chestnuts from a fire. The moral tale highlights those careless of the suffering of others in fulfilling their ambition and how people shamelessly use one another. It refers to those who are being trampled in tight economic times and all those who trample on your heart when love becomes scarce.
'The Buzz of your Heartbeat' warns the departing party in a breakup that they will be no better off setting out on their own and that the freedom they seek, like the chestnuts in the fire is only a promised illusion.
'The Fall', recalls the optimistic imperial days at the beginning of a relationship and not being able to grasp the meltdown and demise. Life's struggles are played out in a literal boxing ring in 'Brighter Day', and fights are won with manipulation, rather than just with flying fists.
Closer track 'Black Dog Blues' buzzes with bumble-bee trumpets in a jazzy off-centred plea, with the protagonist pleading for a mythical creature of darkness not to come back to trigger trouble once more.
The EP has been warmly received by Alternative radio stations in both the US and the UK.
Recorded and produced by Caroline Ty in her studio in Kent, mixed and mastered at Under the Bridge Studios based in Brighton.
Available from all major digital music sites including iTunes and Amazon.