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By The K-Love Show, Sep 5 2018 04:37PM

Cincinnati-based singer-songwriter Katie Bates is getting “Naked,” but it has nothing to do with the shedding of clothes. Produced by fellow Cincinnati artist Tony “2Tone,” at Blacklight Productions, “Naked” was the first single out since Bates’ self titled EP, Katie Bates.

Bates explains the inspiration for “Naked,” saying, “You hear so many songs that are about hooking up, or getting with somebody … this is about wanting to get to know a person more, wanting to strip their walls down, and get to know them inside and out.”

With the feel of a Top 40 hit, “Naked” is a slight shift, musically, from Bates’ previous work, which includes a self-titled EP. She notes “Naked” has “a sexier vibe, and style,” adding, “My self-titled EP had a more old school Taylor Swift feel to it.” ”Naked” was featured on the Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica compilation album distributed by Amada Records, the DJ Grid, and Contractor. The album hit #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts, earning Bates her first Billboard plaque.

By The K-Love Show, Jun 2 2018 01:56AM

In September 2015, Katie met Kent Wells, Dolly Partons producer and musical producer, in nashville and produced her self titled EP Katie Bates. She worked with Kent for over a year in Nashville at Kent Wells Production, working on her songwriting and vocals. In the first month on SoundCloud, the song After Awhile received over 19,000 plays. In July 2017, Katie started working with Producer 2tone at Blacklite Productions and recorded a new single called “Naked”.

Metaphorically used, it is about stripping someone’s walls down and getting to know that person inside and out. “Naked” got great feedback from online and FM radio shows. The song was also featured on the #1 Billboard charting album “Tropical House Cruises To Jamaica” and earned a #1 plaque from Amada Records.

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