Review: "Do I Like Him (Or Is He Just Ignoring Me)" - Kate Grahn
“Do I Like Him (Or Is He Just Ignoring Me)” offers unique insight into modern casual dating. Once a casual fling begins, it is typical to not get too attached to the person you are seeing. But as time goes on, you may catch wandering gazes and want to spend more time with them. However, you still wonder if he sees you as the casual partner you two started out as or if his feelings have grown into something more than that. Every time you poke at him through frequent dates and communication, he doesn’t seem to respond like you hoped. It is almost like he is playing hard to get...but you keep trying. And trying. You begin to wonder if this feeling, him ignoring you and not taking this relationship as seriously as you are, is the true reality. One day you ask yourself the big question: “Do I Like Him (Or Is He Just Ignoring Me)”?
This newest single is a welcome integration of modern and old fashioned musical elements with a unique perspective of a modern situation. Grahn starts out this piece with ambient sounds and a simple, lazed beat in the background. It crescendos into a more upbeat melody that carries throughout the remainder of it. The chorus almost juxtaposes the previous tone, but the new addition of new instrumentation compliments it. But the highlight of this song is Grahn’s lovely vocal accompaniment. She stands out above all other elements of her single and makes sure you want to hear her voice just as much as the instrumentation and lyrics. Every note integrates perfectly with the lyrical style and story she is telling. It is easy to understand and believe every emotion she pours out through her lyrics. Every element intertwining together makes you want to learn more and more about this casual relationship!
Kate Grahn is an established up and coming singer, songwriter, and actress from Los Angeles, California. Her mother is well known actress Nancy Lee Grahn and their relationship has had a huge positive impact on her life and her career aspirations. She grew up admiring and taking inspiration from many well known female musicians such as Grace Potter and Alanis Morissette. She grew up practically glued to her little karaoke machine and sang songs all day from musicals such as “Rent”. She has made a name for herself in the live music scene in LA, seemingly being a natural at crowd work and assessing audience reactions. Her time studying at USC’s Pop Program at Thornton School of Music no doubt helped her expand her knowledge on the music and entertainment industries. She has released five singles so far off her upcoming EP, Late Bloomer. She will continue performing across LA and engaging with her fans, both old and new through these live performances. Make sure to follow her on social media and give her newest single a listen!
Written By Willow Gray
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