KT left her band in Ohio to embark on a solo career. She spent several months busking in New Orleans and began to make her own music videos. After a heartbreaking digital crash in May of 2017 in which she lost everything, KT decided it was best to take time from gigging to explore the world and recollect her artistic focus. She spent a long summer in Europe exploring personal film projects but quickly missed writing and performing music. After a relaxing time on Crete where she regained her musical mission, she relocated to Kauai to carry on with island life and to record what became What Ever You Want.
She traveled several times to Columbus, Ohio to work with her former live drummer Lisa Bella Donna. Lisa is a renowned studio engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and Moog & EarthQuaker Devices demo artist. KT wrote and recorded her own guitar, synth, vocal, and electronic drum tracks in a studio by the ocean. The atmosphere provided her the seclusion and inspiration she needed after a long season of hardships. She produced the album alongside Lisa who took KT’s initial mixes and drove home the final product.
“KT’s chapter spent out on the island evoked a great collection of songs on this record. It’s always cool to hear how she puts an idea in motion. Post-production was really fun while slamming drums, bass, and various keyboards along with Stan Smith who plays some absolutely gorgeous guitar all throughout the record.” – Lisa Bella Donna
The album begins by leading the listener through a journey of heartache, wonder, and finding self. “Evil” hooks you with a melody about the political climate of America and how it drives fear within and beyond the states. Towards the middle of the album, the once seemingly lost narrator becomes one who is all-too-knowing in a dusty dive bar in the Midwest where the people work hard for what they have, drink hard to celebrate, and "pretentious" isn’t a known adjective for anyone in sight. The closing track “Light Being” wraps it all up with an anthem of freedom, truth, and loving one’s self.
I've been around the earth a few times now
And I feel the same fear
No no don’t lose your religion yet, there’s certainly evil here
That we cannot explain through science nor reason nor logic
Go join the parade of blokes, march in conformity
The joke’s on you, wave a flag, take a selfie
No no we don’t understand the fight they are controlling us
And them demand divide to keep us lame and lost and wondering
When will freedom be in season?
When will the glorified wrestling match come undone?
When will love become a verb again?
When will robots take over everything?
The law drew another line in the sand
Kiss your brother goodbye
No no you don’t belong here, the land of narcissism
America, the depraved, the grand illusion of perfect
When will the global elite combust into stardust?
When will the haughty pious fall to their knees in shame?
When will culture thrive on truth again?
When will the savior return and take over everyone?