American singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson releases 'The Big Picture,' her debut release under the Sony label, and her third album overall. 'The Big Picture' was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney, Crowded House, Sheryl Crow, Suzanne Vega) in his Los Angeles studio. Of the album, Edmonson states, "There's no particular theme, but there are some commonalities, one of which is my ever-underlying influence from motion pictures and film scores. I have always felt that music and film go hand in hand, because that was how I was first exposed to music—from old movies and musicals—and to me there wasn't a separation between an actor acting, dancing and singing."
'The Big Picture' builds upon Kat's previous works, but offers even more of her writing (she wrote or co-wrote eleven of the twelve songs on the album), and more still of Kat's unique sound. With no formal vocal training, she instead learned her craft as a child by watching Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals on the VCR, drawing inspiration for this album from old films and her favorite songwriters. The result is a delicious batch of pop perfection, with a dozen songs that are tight, polished and more upbeat than anything she's done before. Edmonson draws from a wellspring of '50s and '60s pop, '70s AM radio, present-day pop-rock and movie soundtracks. 'The Big Picture' is smart, sophisticated and fun, simultaneously classic in its influences and modern in its representation.