I Will Be There
Release Date: 19/08/2013
'I Will Be There' was premiered at the Coronation Gala, at Buckingham Palace on July 11th. A beautiful tribute to a protective matriarchal figure, the song was written by Katie's long-time collaborator Mike Batt. "Mike had been commissioned to write a song for me to sing at the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation. No small challenge...how do you write a song that is appropriate for an occasion yet relevant outside of that event? But when I first heard the song it was so special and instantly felt right, a homage to a strong, beautiful mother who is at the song's central core"
The song is a good introduction to a personal record that sees Katie return to song-writing and working with Batt and two new collaborators, Mike's son Luke (who has co-produced the album) and Toby Jepson. "It is great to be back in the studio with Mike, one of the greatest songwriters alive, who has penned some timeless new songs, and to be back writing myself. Luke and Toby brought a new dynamic to the studio....I love the creative spark that happens when the right group of people come together."
1. I Will Be There
2. I Will Be There (Radio Mix)
3. I Will Be There (Full Concert Version)