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Caitlin - Single Review: Hardly

19 May 2022 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Caitlin Joy might not sound familiar but you’re a fan of some great acoustic pop/folk tunes, then you’ll want to read on.

Having been raised by musicians, it’s no wonder that her musical beginnings started young. While still young herself, she released her first EP, Call It Hope in 2018 and she's been going from strength to strength in the industry; growing, learning and experimenting with her sound.

Hardly is her first single for 2022 and it's an upbeat and warm tune that has plenty of melody and heart.

Caitlin’s vocals are soft and heartfelt, and her lyrical offerings are emotive and honest with themes of jealousy, stress and confusion.

A nice driving riff and steady rhythm section holds this song together nicely. It's easy on the ears, solid and full of promise of what is to come next.

Well done, Caitlin.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )

About Caitlin

Indie-pop artist Caitlin strikes listeners with her frank lyricism paired with soundscapes that support the honesty of her music. Caitlin was influenced by country and folk music growing up with her full-time musicians parents. Over the span of her career, she has been able to take the honest story-telling aspects of these genres and transfer them into a sound which she resonates with in the indie-pop genre.

Inspired by indie-pop sensations Julia Jacklin, Faye Webster and the New Zealand breakthrough indie dream-pop band There’s a Tuesday, the songwriter has defined her unique sound in the genre. After having great success with her debut pop single We’re Starting a Fire (2019) receiving over 100k listens, Caitlin is prepping to define her space in the Indie-pop genre with a new EP coming out in August 2022. Produced and mixed by Ryan Fisherman, Hardly is the first single of many to come with exciting new music not far around the corner for this young songwriter.

“I’m so excited to share this music I’ve been creating over the past year with Ryan Fisherman. It feels like a long time coming, and I’m finally ready to share my sound with the public. I hope people hear the passion and care that has gone into these upcoming releases.”

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