Charlottesville raised singer/songwriter Kate Bollinger’s introspective, jazz-inflected songs mix gentle atmospheres with her bright, warm vocal delivery. Bollinger began sharing her own self-recorded songs online in 2013, and before long began playing shows locally. After a few years of issuing hand-distributed CD-Rs, she released her first official EP, Key West, in October 2017. Traversing folk, indie rock, and R&B leanings on early songs, she settled into a mellow indie pop with her second EP, 2019’s I Don’t Wanna Lose. This year, Bollinger returned with another EP, A Word Becomes a Sound.