Catie Turner Drops ‘21st Century Machine’

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The American Idol alum embarks on her solo career with the release of her first single.

If you watched this year’s American Idol reboot on ABC, one contestant you’ll definitely remember is Catie Turner. The 18-year old singer-songwriter first won her way into the hearts of viewers with her quirky personality and energy, quickly followed by her powerful songwriting and performance skills.

After months of anticipation, Turner has officially released her first single on all streaming platforms. The tune, entitled “21st Century Machine,” is the song she sang in front of celebrity judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan during her audition for the reality singing competition. This original song quickly earned her a ticket to Hollywood, where she continued to show off her star power.

“21st Century Machine” relays a powerful message about the confusing nature of the teenage experience. In the song, Turner describes her struggle to find her own self worth and personality in a world that attempts to dictate the way teenage girls should look or act. The song is a perfect encapsulation of Turner’s brand: she’s fearless in showing everyone her true self and doesn’t care about what other people think.   

If you’re feeling lost or struggling to find your place in the world, this song will remind you that you’re not alone. Click here to stream “21st Century Machine.”