Review: "Living" - Kitty Rae
It's no secret that life is really, really hard; but yet, society teaches us to pretend that it's not. We are taught that no one wants to be around someone who is sad or struggling. So we put on this fake persona, we smile in all of the pictures, and we pretend that we doing a lot better than we actually are. The problem with this is, when you can't be real or express your true emotions, it all starts to build up inside until you finally reach your breaking point. The perfect happy life that we portray to the world starts crumbling. "Living" by Kitty Rae, is a melancholic ballad that sings what we're all thinking; am I even real if the world I create around me isn't?
"Living" is a very dreamy yet dark, modern pop song that pretty much anybody could relate to. The style reminds me of a mixture of Billie Eilish and Sabrina Carpenter. Kitty's vocals are very soft, whispery, elegant and pleasant to the ears. Especially during the chorus, the layers of harmonization are so beautifully haunting. The instrumentation includes a guitar that has a bit of an RnB vibe with it's stylistic choices and tone. The rhythm and groove feels really classic - going back to the dreamy kind of characteristic - like it's part of a jazz club performance from the 1920s-1930s.
Kitty Rae is a dark electro-pop artist from Victoria, Australia. Known for their emotional lyrics and diverse variety of style, Kitty has already amassed over 80,000 streams since debuting in 2021 with their song "Red Lights". Just in 2023 alone, Kitty has released 3 singles, including "Living", which are part of her upcoming debut album "Lightning Strikes" which releases on September 22nd! With a growing reputation for high-energy, captivating live shows, in 2023 Kitty Rae has supported artists including King Stingray, Teenage Dads, D’Arcy Spiller and played gigs including Moomba Festival, Brunswick Music Festival, and The Push All Ages Tour. Kitty hopes to use their music to help others know that they aren't alone. Make sure to check out her other singles from the up-coming album, "Sick of Being Sad" and "Villain".
Written By Kaitlyn Nicole