Kate Schutt has a sensuous, bluesy voice. She utilizes soulful phrasing, at times sounding somewhat similar to Norah Jones. She sings original material about love, romance, pain, suffering, youth and longing. Some of her songs have dark overtones as in "If Spring Comes Now". Some come with ominous undercurrents, perhaps tales of forbidden love, as in "Take Me With You".
Many of the tunes are ballads, songs for a talented vocalist and built around wordsmiths poetic musings as penned by Koko Bonaparte and Kate Schutt. The suffering of "The Actress", or the soulful "Take Everything" reminiscent of Bobbie Gentry singing "Ode To Billy Joe". And for something completely different, flat out striking you up side the head with "Blackout", a slash and burn, rock guitar riff carries the verses with an overlay of sardonic, sassiness in the lyrics and there delivery.
Telephone Game by Kate Schutt is a showcase for a talented singer and songwriter. She has produced a delightful record with wonderful musical accompaniment, great sounding songs and an uplifting contemporary feel.