Katie Ditschun is a singer-songwriter living in Alexandria, Ont.

She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she studied jazz and contemporary vocals, and then returned to Canada and taught for a number of years.

In 2018, Ditschun began the process of recording her debut album called Spare SkirtShe describes her music as “quirky piano with some serious jazz notes,” and it’s full of lyrical substance and sincerity.

The album’s latest single is the moody, ethereal The Moon, a song that came together in almost an instant. “This song came to me in a sudden rush,” Ditschun recalls. “I sat at the piano and was astonished at how quickly it flowed out of me. It was like it had been poured into me.”

For the New Music Spotlight, Ditschun joined us to talk more about her life, career and musical process.