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Cathy Jain releases new single, ‘cool kid’

The track was released last month.

Salford-born singer-songwriter Cathy Jain has released her addictive new single, ‘cool kid’.

A lockdown collaboration with Heron from Cracked Analogue studios in Goa; ‘cool kid’ centres around the concept of fakeness vs authenticity, soundtracking relatable lyricism with soft instrumentals and flowing choruses.

Carefully crafted melodies sit upon subtle beats, taking influence from the R&B and alt-pop sounds of Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey. Dreamy vocals dance around catchy hooks, swirling through layered, synth-laden production.

Her fourth single release to date, ‘cool kid’ comes after the release of ‘green screen’ back in 2020. As well as receiving frequent plays on BBC Introducing over the past year, Cathy Jain was also shortlisted for Radio 1’s Live Lounge competition last month – one of just a few people out of thousands of applicants to make the cut.

Listen to ‘cool kid’ here: