Cathy steps out and hopes to announce herself to the world with her debut EP, Artificial. This collection of tracks is a reflection on how one's life may just play out during certain moments, putting a spotlight on the stress of a virtual world vs an actual one and the expectations others can place on you, but this isn’t a heavy set and low mood EP, no. this is a light hearted hazy dream with the music allowing you to face up to the challenges of modern life. With the first listen of this record it’s easy to see where Cathy Jain fits within the music genre and landscape in front of her, Cathy is truly a modernist pop artist which uses a fresh look at life and detailing that look in a monologue lyrical presentation layered in a sun kissed pop and R&B easy flow.
‘Cool Child’ kicks off the EP with a groove which has a soft flow and makes you feel that dream-like state being painted around you by Cathy’s lyrical intrigue. The chorus is the highlight of the track, polished and so catchy that you find yourself singing along without realising it till your throat becomes horse.
The second track on the EP is ‘Artificial ', a more stripped back and slower track that allows Cathy to show her vocal ability also has a mature quality to the construction of sound beyond her years, within the track the tempo lifts up at moments with youthful energy.
Last track, ‘I see you in heaven’ pulls the curtains on this collection of songs; packed with lots of level changes in the layers of the track. This is the song which has the most appeal in our mind to make it onto the radio and scream “listen to my new album”. ‘I see you in heaven’ has the most influence from the R&B side of Cathy’s sound, and we here at Off the Hook Music feel this is where Cathy should glide towards in the future as it’s a big winner of a sound.
Written by Kess Anthony