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Review: Kat Graham Splashes Back Onto the Pop Scene With New Single 'Power'


After receiving its formal premiere earlier this summer, Kat Graham's new single "Power" is starting to impact radio and steadily gain more exposure. The song is a potent slice of pop that is dominated by a radio-ready, anthemic chorus, crisp and meticulous production stylings and Graham's empowering lyricism. "I used to be a flower on the wall in the back row/Never was a homecoming queen just a shadow/Now I got a crown 'cause you gave it to me/Cleopatra strong, yeah you found it in me."

In a press release, the actress and singer explains that the song is about giving yourself the ability to accomplish anything. It's a powerful message that Graham not only intended for listeners, but also applies to herself. "The meaning behind this song for me was to express that true power comes from within," Graham explains. "Someone can come into your life and unlock the door to your potential that you may have never known you had. For me, that was love, but it can be anything to anyone.

"From 'Graffiti,' to 'Wanna Say,' to this song - I feel like I've found a space that makes sense for where I am as an artist, a space that fits into who I am as a whole," Graham confides while putting the importance of "Power" in the context of her burgeoning career.

She adds, "Power' is also a gift to my fans and my way of thanking them through artistic expression. It's a song that starts off with with a feeling that you're just one of many, and someone coming along and allowing you to see who you really are."

Graham collaborated with GRAMMY-nominated production duo The Suspex on "Power." They are the teaming of Mitch Allen & Jason Evigan who most recently wrote and produced Demi Lovato's smash hit "Heart Attack." Previously they worked on tracks for The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, Delta Goodrem and many others.

With "Power" bubbling up, it's shaping up to be a busy season for Graham. More new music is on the way and she will soon appear on the 5th season of CW's Vampire Diaries plus she's will be jetting all over the country for radio promote. Make sure to tune in and turn it up. You know you've got the power!

"Power" by Kat Graham (A&M/Octone)
Written by Kat Graham, Mitch Allen & Jason Evigan
Produced by Mitch Allen & Jason Evigan 

August 27, 2013 | Permalink