EP Review Cathy Jain - artificial3-5 Stars
A definite promise of good things to come.
Cathy Jain’s debut EP ‘artificial’ serves both as an apt introduction to the artist, and as a kind of reflection on just what it means to be ‘bedroom pop’ after the world became confined to such spaces. Fittingly, ‘artificial’ is introspective, a kind of sonic escape. The instrumentals are pared back on the surface, but complex underneath: ‘green screen’’s mix is a headspin that’s almost too atmospheric; ‘I see us in heaven’ flickers in the background of Cathy’s understated vocals. Expansive soundscapes underpin the whole EP: she set the pace with ‘cool kid’, which opens the EP with a gorgeous, sprawling instrumental. But her vocals are murmured and gentle, drawing the sound from the stratosphere right back into her cosy space. Cathy Jain feels quietly self-assured in the coolness of her delivery and the simplicity of her lyricism – nothing complicates the track or draws attention away from her songwriting. A definite promise of good things to come.
Cathy Jain offers up blissful new song ‘green screen’
Lifted from her upcoming debut EP 'Artificial'.
Get To Know… Cathy Jain
With her debut EP out in November, meet the alt-pop newbie.