BEYONDMUSIC
Kate Northrop

ABOUT ME

I'm an American songwriter based in Switzerland who works primarily as a lyricist with co-writers from all over the world. I have songs signed to major labels and publishers (Universal Germany, EMI South Africa, etc). I've had songs in the Swiss and German pop charts. As a lyricist, my goal is creative collaboration with others, and my strength lies in feeling my way into the music and writing words to speak from the soul of it. I write across many genres, from folk and indie-rock to pop and EDM to symphonic metal. I've worked with G-Culture, Goar Biesenkamp's musical integration project; see a song I co-wrote, performed by the band "Outdoors" and an international children's choir to raise consciousness about refugees at the 2017 Frankfurt Music Fair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqSIKgLy328 The songs on my profile are co-written with Ed Glumov, a composer from Kazakhstan (Through the Mirror, Places to Fall, Lucid Life) and my husband, Sandro Friedrich (Fate Falling).
  • Achievement
  • Adventure
  • Authenticity
  • Balance
  • Challenge
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Competency
  • Contribution
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Fairness
  • Friendships
  • Fun
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Making a difference
  • Meaningful Work
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Peace
  • Personal fulfilment
  • Pleasure
  • Recognition
  • Reliability
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Self-Respect
  • Service
  • Spirituality
  • Stability
  • Success
  • Teamwork
  • Trustworthiness
  • Vision
  • Wealth
  • Well-being
  • Wisdom

My homepage

www.songwave.ch

Cultural background

  • United States of America
  • Switzerland

PROJECT MUSIC

2:43
Higher
Sometimes the pursuit of happiness is as simple as taking the first step, and sometimes you have to walk a lot further. What matters is that you keep going in the right direction! Our journey takes us up mountains, and we're not giving up. We keep on singing!
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239 votes
  • Pop
  • World
  • Singer
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Darbuka
  • Djembe
  • Kalimba
  • Malimba
  • Tabla
  • Tambourine
  • Cameroon
  • Kazakhstan
  • Swaziland
  • United States of America
3:28
Earth
There is nothing more powerful than the friendship between women. As Alice Adams put it: "I think women know how to be friends. That's what saves our lives." This song is about being there for someone through the hardest times. "I'll be the rock behind your back and the earth beneath your feet".
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75 votes
  • Fusion
  • Jazz-Pop
  • Pop
  • R&B / Soul
  • World
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Whistling / Humming
  • Electric organ
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Violin
  • Djembe
  • Drum set
  • Congo
  • Russian Federation
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
3:28
Dream of Us
When someone you love is at a distance, either physically or emotionally, you reach out to them, sometimes even in your dreams.
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146 votes
  • Pop
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Drum set
  • Bansuri
  • Tin whistle
  • Traverse flute
  • Kazakhstan
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
3:28
Love is Like Air
You don't really know how important love is until you feel a lack of it. It's as important as the food we eat, the water we drink and the air that we breathe. Children need it to grow, and we all need it to live. Whether it's love between parents and children, siblings, friends or lovers, it's completely vital for our survival. Love is like air.
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332 votes
  • Pop
  • Contralto / Alto
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Cello
  • Drum machine
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Kazakhstan
  • United States of America
3:38
Not Me
In the animal world, for many species it's the norm to be part of a flock or a pack, and function together for the common good of the group. What would it be like if we humans could also let go of our egos and all be part of the same team? We think there would be a big party! This song is about realizing you're not alone and embracing the joy of the shared experience of life. Featuring the joyful voice of Syssi Managa.
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152 votes
  • African
  • Pop
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Choir
  • Singer
  • Soprano
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Djembe
  • Dombak
  • Drum set
  • Congo
  • Kazakhstan
  • United States of America
2:20
Teedeevee X Kate Northrop - Music Travels on Air
Music Travels On Air #MTOA is a song amazingly written by Kate Northrop and well composed and performed by Teedeevee. This blend of music brings together two different cultural backgrounds to make music. As the title of the song, music indeed travels air all through to different cultures uniting every culture showing itself as same all through the world.
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10 votes
  • African
  • Alternative
  • Indie Pop
  • Background vocals
  • Bass
  • Bass-baritone
  • Acoustic bass guitar
  • Nigeria
  • Switzerland
3:10
Banyan Tree
The banyan tree, also known as the tree of life, is a significant multicultural symbol. Almost wherever it's found, deep meaning is attached to it. It appears in Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and almost every world religion. Buddha is said to have sat under a banyan tree for seven days after he attained enlightenment. It is venerated in India, and in Hinduism it is associated with the fulfillment of wishes. The banyan tree is mentioned in many scriptures as a tree of immortality, and it is truly a cross-cultural link between us all. Our song features the voice of Sharon Ben-Zadok, who adds her own special touch to the banyan tree story, singing in Hebrew as well as English. Backing track: iZaya, Uganda Vocal melody and flutes: Sandro Friedrich, Switzerland Lyrics in English: Kate Northrop, USA/Switzerland Vocals and additional lyrics in Hebrew: Sharon Ben-Zadok, Israel
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19 votes
  • African
  • Electronic
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Contralto / Alto
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Jaw harp
  • Bass traverse flute
  • Transverse Flute
  • Traverse flute
  • Israel
  • Switzerland
  • Uganda
  • United States of America
4:37
Water
In this song, water is a metaphor for the emotional connection between people which can bridge cultures and cross borders. It is also a basic universal human need that we share. Water is a critical natural resource, and in many countries, the lack of it affects predominantly women, who often have to carry it over extremely long distances with great effort. But collecting water also brings women closer together in their shared mission. Featuring the beautiful and powerful voice of Sheryl Gambo.
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15769 votes
PUBLIC AWARD WINNER
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CREATIVITY AWARD WINNER
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WINNER OF THE PROJECT
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  • African
  • Fusion
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • World
  • Singer
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Organ electric
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Gambus
  • Harp
  • Tambura
  • Djembe
  • Dombak
  • Drum set
  • Flute
  • Congo
  • Kazakhstan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
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