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KITTY

WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM KITTY – SHOTGUN

Through weary shallows of superficial songs that lack meaning, Cornwall based singer-songwriter Kitty glimmers from below the surface with her riveting new single.

Shotgun harbours a dark theme rooted in turmoil and dilemma – in Kitty’s words, “knowing someone is bad for you but not being strong enough to let go.” This troubling predicament entwines itself through every aspect of the song, from the poetic lyrics to the subtle flourishes and adlibs that sparkle throughout.

Despite her feelings of wavering courage, this song possesses nothing but strength. Its low and slow-burning instrumentation creates an immersive tonal atmosphere. With a sharp staccato guitar riff contrasted by a soft piano part that emanates conflicting emotions, you can truly feel it. Later on, the full production creeps in like the pinnacle of a crime drama; it’s deep and moody, with bags of melancholy for the characters involved.

However, it’s Kitty’s vocals that really make this track. She delivers her words with such conviction, shrouded in a delectable tone that sounds like it’s bubbling up from deep within, and her use of delayed vibrato adds a trailing impact to each phrase.  

Kitty’s ability to build an engaging song absolutely shines in Shotgun. Sonically, lyrically, and structurally. The way it pushes and pulls so intensely is a breath of artistic expertise, and it may just leave you pondering your own situation.

But there is a bittersweet nature to this song that begs the question; can someone produce something so convincing without going through it? The answer lies in your empathy.

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