Root – the new single from Manchester’s Caitlin LM catches her doing more singing and making electronic noises about grief, hope, and life in general.
“Sometimes we are faced with choices where the right decision seems obvious, yet deep down we know something isn’t quite right,” says Caitlin. “Root is about listening to your gut instinct and staying true to what you believe in. It’s a reminder to keep your values close and remember your inherent worth, honouring your inner voice when things feel difficult.”
With a hint of Yorke (Thom) and Bjork, the soulful groove is carried on a based of stark electronics and textures. You can appreciate why the track is described as an offering of power and defiance against the backdrop of her more reflective previous releases I Know You Know and When Was The Last Time.
Here’s a live version of Root from The Sage, Gateshead from their 22 Summer Studios:
Caitlin is a saxophone/ pop vocals graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music. She has played gigs and festivals across the world with original projects Agbeko and Oystercatcher. Delving into production as a new musical challenge, she was commissioned by Brighter Sound to collaborate with Danish producer Ditte Elly Goard (who created the artwork for this single, which further encouraged this love of electronic sound worlds. Underpinned by her love of jazz and classical music, her music has flourished in this direction.
In her first year as a solo artist, Caitlin has already performed in venues and festivals across the country, including Kendal Calling and Last Train Home, and was chosen for the Sage Gateshead Artist Development program Summer Studios.
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