Struggling with the growing pains of being a teenager, Kate Gala picked up a pen and started writing songs as a way to cope. She was inspired by pop idol Taylor Swift to channel her pain and struggle into musical expression. Kate carried this passion for music with her throughout her college and adult years while working. Now, the up-and-coming singer-songwriter is taking the time to focus on her music.
Kate Gala was born and raised in the Virginia Beach area. From a young age, she expressed interest in music and taught herself to play the guitar. Growing up, she enjoyed listening to musical greats such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Nicks. As a young girl, she admired the songwriting style of Taylor Swift. With this natural passion for music, Kate found herself writing songs as a way to express herself. Kate often takes musical inspiration from moments in her life and phrases and words that unlock a memory in her. Kate is also a model for MWA Models.
Kate Gala graduated with a degree in political science. After college, she found herself working in a job she didn’t love in a city she didn’t enjoy. Kate also ceased to care for her mental health. She fell into drinking to cope with her struggles and set her dreams of a music career aside. Coming to her senses, she decided to get sober from drinking. And when she did, she suddenly felt like all her dreams weren’t just dreams but achievable possibilities.
Kate Gala decided to turn the lyrics saved in her phone into songs and has since greatly enjoyed hearing from people who connected with her music. Quitting drinking is a big part of her story and is part of the reason she motivates people to be positive and take care of their mental health.
A rising singer, Kate Gala hopes to use her platform to promote a healthy lifestyle for the mind and body while encouraging people to explore more through her travel posts. Her musical style is comparable to Selena Gomez, Julia Michaels, or Emily Warren, Chelsea Cutler, Halsey, and Katy Perry. Kate loves to create music to remind her listeners that no one is alone in life.
Kate Gala has released four singles since 2019. She aims to raise funds for COVID-19 pandemic relief by donating all proceeds of her latest single, “Hold On Tight.”
Her next single, “I Hope You Know,” is set to be released on September 18, 2020. Her latest single’s sound is inspired by Chelsea Cutler and The Chainsmokers.
Kate Gala was an average high schooler, college student, and working professional from a small town until she decided to follow her dreams. In the future, she hopes to be a household name in the music industry and branch out into various modeling opportunities. She hopes to connect with more people through her lyrics and inspire them to follow their own dreams. “Be stubborn about your goals, but be flexible with the process,” she said.