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  • Kelli Dixon

Review: "Cold Water" - KØLEEN

I will walk across the stage at college graduation one week from today. I have spent the last 4 years working tirelessly towards a degree. Now that I have fulfilled all of those requirements, I have to use that knowledge to make something of myself. Unfortunately, I am unsure about what I want to do. Going into the unknown can be scary. At the same time, there’s no way around it. In her song “Cold Water,” KØLEEN writes about jumping headfirst into the unknown.

One notable aspect of the song is its progression. The song starts out calm and slow as KØLLEN sings, “you always told me to be brave, that I can make it my own way. As the song continues, the music speeds up and KØLEEN sings “I’m gonna jump right into cold water.” The first part of the song is the musical representation of fear. In other words, the music illustrates KØLEEN fearing the unknown. As the music picks up, the listener can imagine a “jump” into cold water (AKA: the unknown). With that, I thought “Cold Water” demonstrated a cool way of using music to tell a story.

KØLEEN was born in Austria. If you want to hear more of her, “Where Are You” is a song about her search for lost love. If you want to hear a different side of her, “Be Yourself” is a little more upbeat. When KØLEEN is not making music, she is among the 2.5% of individuals who are female foresters in Austria. It’s cool to see what artists do outside of music.

Written By Kelli Dixon



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