It’s easy to distract yourself from heartbreak when you’re out and about. You can spend time with friends, kiss that new boy, go to that bar you’ve always wanted to try but he thought was too girly, but it’s not as easy when you get home and have to sleep alone. Kat Saul sums this up perfectly with her new single “Unit 408.”
“It’s basically that thought of missing your ex in the middle of the night but then you think ‘technically you know where I live. Are you on your way over? Should I be expecting a knock on my door?’” said Kat.
She really opens herself up to her audience by using her actual apartment number as the title.
She originally wrote the song as a ballad at 2 am and then forgot about it until about a month later. “I was in a session with my friends and I was scrolling through my phone notes trying to find something to work on and I came across it. I really liked the idea of it so we messed around and made it more of an upbeat dancey thing. We did the whole recording and finished the song in about four hours because Luke [Arens] is just that good,” said Kat.
The Nashville native wrote her first song at the age of thirteen and was working as a session writer for local country and folk artists by the time she was in high school. She shifted gears to writing more for herself in college.
“I thought ‘hey these songs I am writing by myself in my bedroom are pop songs and I love to perform so why am I not just doing the artist thing and letting that be my outlet?’ And once I had that aha moment the songs really began to click,” said Kat.
Her experience writing for others has made her a master of her craft. She writes hooks that will cycle through your head all day, but it’s the little lines in between that showcase how talented she really is.
“You’re bending my heart like gymnastics/ I don’t mean to be this dramatic/ but your body left a print on the mattress/ missing you is such a bad habit,” she sings somehow perfectly putting the feeling of missing someone you don’t want to miss anymore.
“I am of the school of thought that everything you listen to influences you even if it’s just on a subconscious level,” explains Kat. Kat draws a lot of inspiration from the top 40 music she grew up listening to and pop icons like Gwen Stefani, Sia, and even Lorde.
Kat follows in the footsteps of her idols with “Unit 408.” She turns her early 2000s pop influence into something modern, and synth driven. It’s the kind of song you want to listen to while getting ready for a night out with your friends. So grab your hairbrush microphones and practice your synchronized dance moves. This song deserves it.