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  • Kaitlyn Nicole

Review: "Villain" - Kitty Rae

Have you ever met someone who didn't even try to get to know you before they decided they were gonna hate you? Usually this comes from some type of jealousy, like you're friends with their best friend or you're better at something they wish they were good at. So they treat you like crap to try and make you feel lesser than, so that they can feel better about themselves. The best possible thing to do in this situation is to refuse to let them bother you. Let them try to bring you down, but then show them that you're only getting better and stronger. "Villain" by Kitty Rae is about not caring how others perceive you and just being the boss that you are. Let them think you're a villain, because while you're moving on and finding happiness within your life, they'll be stuck being an angry and bitter person.

"Villain" is absolute pop perfection. It's a dark electro-pop song through and through. If you're a fan of Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa, this song is a great mix up of those styles. It has such an infectious, haunting beat and groove; and paired with Kitty's rhythmic speaking, it just makes it impossible not to want to dance. The production (done by Kitty Rae & Ryan Mangold) is flawless and gives off some EDM vibes during the chorus, making it a great song to raise the energy for a live performance. Not to mention, the lyrics are relatable and can make anybody who listens to it feel confident in who they are. Add all of these components together, and you've got yourself a pop hit.

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 "Villain", 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 "Living" which we reviewed right here.

Written By Kaitlyn Nicole



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