• Bryon Harris

Kate Magdalena - 'Sea Fever'

By Sylvie Marie & Staff

Kate Magdalena's alluring rendition of "Sea Fever" (written by John Masefield) captures the exhilarating experience of the ocean on the twilight of a new day as Kate sings a painted picture of grey midst, blowing winds, running tides, crying seagulls, and white clouds floating by.

"Sea Fever" opens like a fresh breeze caressing your skin with bright strumming guitar, keyboard, and light percussion. The song has a contemporary folk vibe.

Pristine flute solos, played by Bruce Kramer, glisten throughout the mix like light-feathered birds flying between the beautiful melodic phrases of the song. The flute was the perfect choice for this song; it's delicate articulations and sense of space match the majestic birds above the blue seas.

Kate Magdalena delivers a wonderful vocal performance as she sings the vivid story of a gypsy woman meeting the call of freedom in the midst of a lonely sea and sky. Kate possesses an amazing ability to articulate her lyrics while pushing and pulling each phrase as if they were small ocean tides running through her soul. Joining Kate on vocal harmonies is Troy Johnson. Their voices blend very well together and the additional vocal color is gorgeous.

"Sea Fever" is about freedom and Kate feels this freedom through her music which clearly flows through her soul like a "wild call that cannot be denied." "Sea Fever" is a beautiful and timeless song that will whisk you away.

For more information on Kate Magdalena, please visit her website.

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About Kate Magdalena

Kate grew up to the sounds of music on Broadway in New York City, during the 1970's exploding singer-songwriter, folk, rock, and psychedelic music scene, featuring Crosby Stills and Nash, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, and so many more artists who continue to inspire listeners worldwide. She was a child of the ‘60’s, and when she came of age, she moved from the East Coast to San Francisco on a quest to discover the meaning of her life. Kate’s journey was an unusual one in that she did many other things before turning to music as her central career focus, and traveling many paths to arrive at where she is now.

For Kate, “Singing is a way to bring what is inside, outside. It is to make the invisible audible. It can change minds and soften hearts. I believe that music is part of every cell of the human body; and that we can use music to reach others in ways words cannot.” Kate has an ability to move her listeners with her voice, to bring healing and joy. Her songwriting began through her poetry writing, and by setting a few poems to music, by great poets like WB Yeats and Robert Frost, and then in discovering a love of writing which came from her own heart.

Kate was raised in era in which people looked to the arts and music to inspire social activism. Like Dylan’s great songs, Kate’s songs address some of the pressing issues of our own day. She also sings of unity, hope, loss, and of the power of prayer in dealing with life’s many challenges. And she hopes that her own pursuit of her dream at age 62 might inspire others to follow their own cherished dreams regardless of barriers.


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