Scottish singer-lyricist Katie Gregson-MacLeod has told how she awakened to “outright frenzy” subsequent to posting a 45-second clasp to TikTok.
Short-term, the tune of her melody Complex amassed 100,000 perspectives and remarks from artists Gracie Abrams, Lennon Stella and Maisie Peters.
Four weeks on, Katie, an understudy and bistro specialist from Inverness, has finished paperwork for Columbia Records.
The tune, composed at her folks’ house, is currently being made into a record.
The Edinburgh College understudy told BBC Radio Scotland’s Mornings with Stephen Jardine program Complex – a story of lonely love – was written in a night in a generous flood of feelings.
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Katie, 21, said: “I posted 45 seconds of the new melody subsequent to composing it several days prior. I generally post clasps of new composition to see what occurs and this one surpassed my most extravagant fantasies.
“I awakened to outright frenzy.
“It was early, I think 6am, and saw it had in excess of 100,000 perspectives.”
Katie said the day was a haze yet went to Liven, the bistro where she has worked since she was young person to do her typical shift.
“I’ve worked all day at the bistro each mid year since I was 17 however that day and for a long time it was hard offsetting that with the commotion,” she said.
Complex progressively turned into a viral hit and drew the consideration of significant record marks.
One morning, gatherings were organized with three record organizations in Inverness and they generally met in the café where Katie worked.
She said: “They were on a table each – three record names in a my small bistro. I thought ‘this is dreamlike’.”
Katie is presently in London with an expected outing to the US not too far off.
She said her last year history studies could need to be conceded as she gets some down time to zero in on music.
“It will be fierce and difficult to handle this underlying stage,” she said.
Katie has been playing music since an early age and begun songwriting when she was around 16.
She performed at the Belladrum Live event, close to Beauly, in 2019 and delivered her presentation single Still a Miserable Melody in July 2020. In no less than seven days of its delivery it was picked as melody of the week by BBC Radio Nan Gàidheal’s Rapal program.
Katie was likewise one of BBC Radio Scotland’s 25 Craftsmen to Watch in 2022.
She performed on the Sweltering House stage at this late spring’s Belladrum celebration.