Trophy is the debut album from Kate Davis, a former jazz prodigy who found a new sound with indie rock. The lyricshighlight Davis’s ability to encapsulate all the emotions of adolescence and growing up. She discusses topics like identity, self worth, and loss. In “Dirty Teenager,” she tells the story of a teenage boy falling for a girl he meets at a party. In “Cloud”, she confesses how she wanted so badly to be in love when she was seventeen and eighteen. Along with painfully true lyrics, Davis structures her songs in a certain way. Most songs on Trophy tend to start slow and tender, almost like folk before transforming into grunge rock. Some songs are slow and steady, like “I Like Myself,” which is a love song Davis wrote to herself. Trophy is an impressive debut from Davis, who has successfully established herself. With heartfelt lyrics and smooth vocals, she reminds us all that growing up is not always easy. 
-Sarah Train