Review: "Tightrope" - Kelaska
Confucius, an ancient Chinese philosopher, once said: “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” With seemingly unattainable beauty standards, this phrase is less true in today’s world. We see models on the glossy pages of Vogue and spend a pretty penny on makeup to look as beautiful as them. In her song “Tightrope,” Kelaska writes about how today’s high beautiful standards have affected her life. In the song, she puts all her negative feelings on table. What’s even better is that she rises above these feelings and embraces her true self.
Kelaska’s vocals are a huge wow factor to the song. Her voice is smooth, so you can really hear the story of the lyrics and the emotions involved shine through. Additionally, I liked how Kelaska’s vocals flow with the instrumentation. A second aspect of the song that I liked was the progression. From the first verse, the music sounds calm and slow. When Kelaska sings, “I’ll never be who they want me to be,” an electric guitar starts and the music speeds up. It sounds angry, but it stays tasteful and suits the song very well.
Kelli Wright (AKA Kelaska) was born and raised in Connecticut. She acquired over 30,000 YouTube subscribers when she started posting cover songs on her channel. Her hard work paid off when she was included on People magazine’s “Ten Cover Song Pros You Should Be Following on Instagram” list. Kelaska has since started writing her own music. Her song, “Smother Me,” is a song that has an angry mood similar to “Tightrope.” She sings about being too much in love. It is no surprise that the track exceeded 100,000 streams during the first few months of its release.
Written By Kelli Dixon