Today I’m delighted to feature Katie Jayne and her fantastic new single ‘Use Me’. Katie is an Australian artist from Dubbo, New South Wales, but she will familiar to many UK country fans as one half of the country duo ‘Southern Junction’, who played at the C2C festival back in 2016, as well as appearances at Buckle and Boots and FSA Fest. I was lucky enough to see Southern Junction at C2C three years ago, and it was clear that Katie had a special talent, so it is absolutely no surprise to see the success she is having as a solo artist.
‘Use Me’ is a simply fantastic track – hard hitting and sad, telling the story of how people can do damage to each other. This is as real as it can get in a song, and Katie’s emotive vocals deliver this melancholy brilliantly. Check out the brilliant accompanying video above too!
Belles and Gals have never featured an Australian artist on one of our live shows before – Katie Jayne has just gone top of our wanted list!
The song (which by my calculation) is out in Australia right now, but you’ll have to wait until midnight here in the UK to download it – get it here:
About Katie Jayne
Originally from Dubbo, NSW, Katie began her career in the United Kingdom in 2015 as the driving force behind the duo Southern Junction. Making her debut at the Isle of Wight Festival, Katie went on to play many impressive venues including London’s O2 Arena, for the Country2Country Festival as well as the UK’s two leading country music festivals, Buckle and Boots and FSA Fest.
2018 saw Katie Jayne’s first solo single release, Sunlit Avenue, which debuted at #5 on the Australian Country iTunes chart and gained airplay on Australian country radio and the Country Music Channel. Off the back of her success, Katie played two shows at the Gympie Music Muster, Tunes on the Turf in Dunedoo and booked out her Tamworth country music festival schedule.
Her latest single No Shadow debuted at #7 on the iTunes Country charts and quickly gained traction after being added to Spotify’s curated playlist, “Fresh Country”. The track’s streams blew up, with over 150,000 streams in the first month of release, and a flow-on effect for radio and TV charting.