Review: "Catharsis" - Adeline V. Lopez
When we find ourselves in a state of mind that isn't necessarily the best or most healthy, we often seek out something that will distract us from the thoughts and feelings that are trying to pull us down. Unfortunately, distractions don't last forever and we are forced to face our emotions at the end of the day when we're all alone. 'Catharsis' by Adeline V. Lopez is about exactly what it's name means; trying to find relief from the strong emotions we suppress on a daily basis. The best thing to do when your brain is in a funk is to keep reminding yourself that the bad feelings will end. The moment you realize that you've survived the storm is the most rewarding feeling of all.
Soft piano, bass and acoustic guitar sets the scene and emotion for this song right off the bat. Adeline's angelic and beautifully light vocals tell us a story of what most of us have experienced - pretending you're okay when your not. "You find a way to co-exist with life when you're walking the borderline." This lyric stood out to me the most because it's just too relatable and true. Adeline talks of going out and screaming club songs to drown out the sound of your dreadful thoughts, but you still end back up in the quiet and alone with your mind when it's time to go home. The hardest part is when you don't even know why you feel the way you do, and all you can do is keep waiting and searching for the moment you can be relived from the burden.
Adeline V. Lopez is a teenage singer-songwriter from New York City. Her sound is what she describes as an 'eclectic blend' - being inspired by NYC's urban style and having a big variety of influences from Billy Joel and Elvis Presley, all the way to Billie Eilish and Sabrina Carpenter. Adeline found herself writing a lot these past few years to cope with the difficult times we've been facing as the human race including topics of mental health (like Catharsis!), relationships and teenage life. Catharsis was released early due to it's attention gained on TikTok when Adeline posted a snippet of the song which accumulated over 50,000 likes. Stay tuned, because there's more music coming including a brand new EP to be released this March.
Written By Kaitlyn Nicole