24 Apr 2024
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

KRISTN - Single Review: Chasin'

30 Jan 2023 // A review by Danica Bryant

It’s easy to sell Auckland R&B artist KRISTIN off her voice alone. Smooth as honey, expressive and attention-commanding, it’s a talent which has recently landed her in the cast of Australia’s Hairspray The Musical, and on the NZ Hot Singles chart with previous release Seasons. Her new single Chasin’ is a slow, sultry ode to a first date which she prays won’t be the last.

Orchestral flourishes and blossoming vocals introduce Chasin’, immediately showcasing KRISTIN and producer Will Henderson’s ear for fitting, full instrumentals. But there’s even more magic to the songwriting. Multiple hooks flow through the track, from the dreamy ad-libs in its opening moments then buried beneath the song, to KRISTN’s desperate repeating call of “don’t you wanna be happy?” All of these different elements could become overwhelming, but somehow KRISTN accomplishes the opposite, giving the listener plenty to latch onto, whilst keeping this familiarity surprisingly fresh.

The track is hugely dynamic, with a beautiful build from the pre-chorus to chorus that demands focus on those bombastic melodies. This also emphasises KRISTIN’s lyrics, which are simple but heartfelt, craving love from someone she knows is likely unattainable. Her chorus could be developed to feel more complete, or perhaps the title instead renamed after a more significant phrase in the song, but these are minor issues when the track is otherwise so polished.

KRISTIN’s Chasin’ is flirtatious, youthful, seductive, dreamy, and everything in between. It’s an impressive release that demands all eyes on this emerging Kiwi act.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About KRISTN

Born in South Africa and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand, Kristin Paulse is an RnB artist by the name of KRISTN. While usually based in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, over the past year, the singer, songwriter, actress and dancer has been touring NZ and Australia in musical theatre. She has also been releasing music with partner Nick Taylor, as duo Citris iNK. Following the successful release of her debut single, Seasons, that charted at #13 on the Hot 20 NZ Singles chart in 2021, KRISTN is excited to share more of her music.




Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for KRISTN

Releases

There are no releases to display for KRISTN.

Other Reviews By Danica Bryant

Aro - Album Review: He Rakau, He Ngarara
21 Apr 2024 // by Danica Bryant
Tamaki Makaurau based husband & wife duo Charles & Emily Looker, otherwise known as Aro, escape genre boundaries on their fourth body of work, He Rakau, He Ngarara. Aro's waiata draw from country and folk, jazz, and shades of haka, making for a collection that often purposefully creates sonic whiplash in a stunning exploration of sound and kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga.
Read More...
Gig Review: Homegrown 2024 @ Wellington Waterfront - 16/03/2024 Part 1
17 Mar 2024 // by Danica Bryant
By some miracle, Homegrown 2024 hits a home run and finds Welly on an infamous good day this Saturday, 16th March. That sun is blazing down as the fairground rides and colourful outfits roll out onto the waterfront.
Read More...
Amiria Grenell - Album Review: The Winter Light
12 Mar 2024 // by Danica Bryant
Otautahi folk singer Amiria Grenell boasts many accolades to her name, and her new album The Winter Light will surely add to the pack. This is a cozy collection of classic folk songs, grounded in nature, family and the endless search for true peace.
Read More...
Bird Machine - EP Review: Hey Human
25 Feb 2024 // by Danica Bryant
Their name is animal, but their music is undeniably human. Bird Machine's latest release is a five-track collection of shoegazing pop-rock, composed by husband and wife duo Luke and Jenna Grbin.
Read More...
Peyton Morete - Album Review: The End To The Beginning
11 Dec 2023 // by Danica Bryant
Poneke artist Peyton Morete goes big with her self-produced album The End to the Beginning, a high-concept collection following the ups and downs of a life and the cyclical nature of the world. The record encompasses a variety of genres from cinematic soundscape pieces and acoustic pop to elements of rap and R&B, all held together by Morete's charismatic vocal performance.
Read More...
VÏKÆ - Album Review: Love Games Deluxe
26 Nov 2023 // by Danica Bryant
Auckland artist VÏKÆ never stops with her busy musical output, with her latest release Love Games Deluxe serving as another welcome entry in her catalogue. It's a project that perfectly encapsulates her brand of singable yet strange, weird yet wonderful, asking you to dance with the threat of dragging you if you resist.
Read More...
MOHI - Album Review: Elements of Aroha
26 Nov 2023 // by Danica Bryant
MOHI is a bilingual artist, bending music and language to bear his soul. His new album Elements of Aroha circles its recurring motif of love as a force of nature, connecting people to the land in a tranquil musical journey.
Read More...
Jupita - EP Review: Want You Back
16 Nov 2023 // by Danica Bryant
Julia Morris is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter hailing from Auckland, stepping out as indie-pop soloist Jupita on the debut EP Want You Back.Whilst the opening track's title Anxiety might fool you into thinking this will be a heavy moment and collection, this number is actually incredible fun.
Read More...
View All Articles By Danica Bryant

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • TOO SWEET
    Hozier
  • BEAUTIFUL THINGS
    Benson Boone
  • LOSE CONTROL
    Teddy Swims
  • I LIKE THE WAY YOU KISS ME
    Artemas
  • SATURN
    SZA
  • STICK SEASON
    Noah Kahan
  • END OF BEGINNING
    Djo
  • LIKE THAT
    Future And Metro Boomin feat. Kendrick Lamar
  • ESPRESSO
    Sabrina Carpenter
  • WE CAN'T BE FRIENDS (WAIT FOR YOUR LOVE)
    Ariana Grande
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem