by Edward Miskie
Move out the way for Caitlin Min Fa, our latest pop-ballad diva. Known in the Melbourne pop scene, and charting on the Triple J Unearthed Pop Charts, Caitlin’s single “Work In Progress” slaps of Jo-Jo and Demi Lovato with a Rachel Platten positive message. Positive message embodies Caitlin’s whole vibe. Her mission is to write and release songs that uplift, and encourage her listeners to ‘figure out who you are’.
On “Work In Progress” Caitlin starts by singing “looking in the mirror; I don’t know who I am” following with notions of not fitting in and searching for answers and a change. Whereas some pop-ballads of a similar ilk may have a pay off in the end of saying ‘I’ve won’ or ‘I’m better now than when we started this song’, Caitlin leaves it as ‘it’s ok to be where you’re at as long as you’re moving forward’ which is a refreshing change from the often-aggrandized unrealities of some pop writing. “I’m going through the motions holding on to where I’m going. I’m a work in progress.” Beautifully crafted, and relatable, I look forward to hearing more from Caitlin Min Fa. In the meanwhile, as she prepares to release more in the near future, thankfully “Work In Progress” is not Caitlin’s first release; you can also find her single “Younger Self” on Spotfiy.
Kaelab Riyan Folks is a singer/songwriter from Staunton, VA. Short and sweet, his genre consists of a pop-like R&B sound. He is known as a hopeless romantic, and he likes to make his music about the realistic emotional encounters he has faced. We are just beginning to learn about him, but we see a ton of potential going forward!
His newest track is called, “Save Your Love” it definitely fits into his genre range. The piano chords that are the center piece of the instrumental are simple, but has that pop-element we look for that keeps your head bopping. His vocals are impressive, as he sings, “Save Your Love” during the hook which will easily get stuck in the listener’s head. One of our favorite parts of the track are his ability to vocally harmonize in areas. Check out the track below.