Born in 1975, Scottish singer/songwriter KT Tunstall — not short for anything, the KT is just an alternate spelling of Katie — comes from the quaint university town of St. Andrews. Due in part to being adopted at birth, her imagination and creative side flourished from early on as she thought about how her life could have gone in any given direction. As she was growing up, her physicist father would take Tunstall and her brothers into the St. Andrews observatory to look at the sky, thus fueling her youthful love for space and sci-fi. It wasn’t until discovering hair metal through a brother that music really started to become important to her. After a break from touring, Tunstall reentered the studio in late 2012 and recorded her fifth album, Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon, which appeared in June of 2013. The album, inspired both by the death of her father and the dissolution of her four-year marriage, marked an inward turn for Tunstall, comprising mainly acoustic and lo-fi numbers. Her second live album, Live Islington Assembly Hall, was recorded on the June 20, 2013 stop of the supporting tour. In June 2016, Tunstall released the four-song Golden State EP, an upbeat affair that included the single “Evil Eye.” It was the precursor to that September’s KIN, a bright, colorful album produced by Tony Hoffer.