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At just 17 years old, Cathy Jain has been described in the music press as a “prodigious young talent” and “an artist destined for incredible things”. In their June 2021 “Radar” feature, NME described her as “the coolest kid you know”.
Born in Salford but brought up in China and Australia before returning to the UK 4 years ago, her music also reflects her international experience. She has been writing and recording from her home in Cheshire with producers in such exotic and far-flung places as Goa, Montreal, Paris and Guildford.
Cathy’s first release “cool kid” (Yala! Records) shows that she already possesses the voice, song craft and production skills of an artist on the cusp of a global breakthrough. It’s a hazy, sun-kissed daydream of R&B-tinged alt-pop that showcases her unique sound while echoing the modernist pop of Billie Eilish, the production flair of Frank Ocean’s more soothing moments, and Lana Del Rey’s nostalgia for the recent past.
“cool kid” was the BBC Introducing Single of the Week from June 18th receiving plays from internationally renowned DJs across BBC Radio 1. It was Clash Magazine’s Track of the Day and was placed on many high-profile streaming playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday, NME’s Best New Tracks and Apple Music’s Alt Pop Playlist.
Cathy was a runner up in the Radio 1 Live Lounge talent search and performed an amazing and exceptionally well-received set on the Lavish Lounge stage at the Latitude Music Festival in Suffolk. Performances at London’s Gold Dust and for the Close Encounters Club at Latitude have seen Cathy Jain become one of the most talked about up-and-coming artists of the year.
Cathy’s skilled songwriting deftly captures the insecurities and uncertainties that people of her age feel, while simultaneously celebrating the feelings of confidence and hope that come as they learn more about who they are. Her observations of how people behave toward each other and how they see themselves in their private moments are expressed with authenticity, passion and tenderness, all the while retaining an uber-cool, chill vibe that will have you entranced from the first note.
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