Gatlin’s great-grandmother, Elaine Gatlin, was a spitfire. She flew planes and rode bikes; blazing through conventions she knew were only constraints. She passed down to Gatlin, not only her name but her bold and adventurous spirit. Gatlin’s music, much like her great-grandmother, surges, and roars across the landscape that she lives through. Her songs rumble from the past, grounded in the folk forms and lyricism she’s inherited. But they take flight in the present, empowered and electrified by a voice and heart very much her own.
Gatlin’s singles, “Maniac”, “Cold Night in Brooklyn”, and “Curly Hair” are available on all music platforms.