Comfort Cat is a New York City-based singer-songwriter who plays the guitarlele (six-stringed tenor ukulele), and is usually backed by Jason Laney on keys. Miracle Jones has described them as “music that simultaneously abrades and soothes the soul” and “punk-by-way-of-the-divine.” Other fans call them “folk” or “antifolk,” depending on the song.
Comfort Cat writes music to comfort toxic people. Whereas other songwriters sing about purging those that hold you back, Comfort Cat sides with the people that get left behind. If you have ever been “the problem,” you might relate to her songs.
Originally from the West Coast, Comfort Cat has lived in NYC for nearly 15 years, with two interludes studying music in the United Kingdom. She primarily performs with a “guitarlele,” a six-stringed instrument with the same intervals as a guitar but tuned up by a perfect fourth. “Comfort Cat” began as a stage name, and can either refer to the individual songwriter itself or the full band.
Comfort Cat despises virtue signalling and does not share generally accepted platitudes and “feel good” rhetoric. Throughout her songs, Comfort Cat seeks to describe direct emotional experiences as they feel in the present, and not how people try to make sense of them through an armchair psychiatrist lens.
Comfort Cat does not want to help you grow, learn, or become a better person. Rather, it commiserates, gleefully, joyfully, with zero perspective, zero compassion for those that wrong you, even less for those that you’ve wronged, and no room for nuance, until it dies no wiser, no smarter, no closer to any sort of Nirvana than it ever was before. Like an actual cat, Comfort Cat bestows favor upon people without regard for their apparent worthiness, harmful opinions, or bad taste. Also like an actual cat, Comfort Cat will change its mind without prior written notice and adheres to no moral code of man.