Caitlin Min Fa Shares Single, ‘I Need You’

On the back of her pop ballad ‘Work In Progress’, CAITLIN MIN FA circles back with a brand new single ‘I Need U’, where she reflects gratitude upon the relationships and people she has in her life, over a smooth power anthem infused with a slightly darker side of pop.

“I’m so grateful for the people around me. That we get to celebrate the wins together and catch each other when we fall. I’m grateful that life is better with them in it,” Caitlin explains. “Though we often forget to thank them for being there and to say how much we appreciate them; equally not saying ‘I love you’ enough to the ones who mean most”.

Caitlin’s glistening vocals soar over the track’s bouncing melody, with the moody undertone injecting a new bold energy into her unique brand of pop music. ‘I Need U’ encourages all of us to celebrate, dance, sing along and feel joy. It’s just an honest conversation to say thank you in a fun and groovy way, produced with local Melbourne talent Rob Amoruso.

Check it out below…

Song Of the Day: When Will I Learn – Tora

Australian band TORA‘s single ‘When Will I Learn’ – the second cut from their upcoming album, ‘A Force Majeure’ – is laced with melancholic but calm dynamics with dark harmonic undertones, which lyrically examines human self-reflection and self-care amidst trying times.

Speaking on the new release, the band said: “’When Will I Learn’ is about the harsh realities that we all have to face at times in our lives, it’s about going inwards and engaging in self reflection, which becomes the catalyst for rapid growth and expansion, and how sometimes you just need to face problems head on to solve them.”

In early 2020, Byron Bay’s Tora relocated to Amsterdam, set to make the city their base; an anchor around which a full year of European and American touring was to revolve. Soon after their arrival however, the threat of COVID-19 became a very real presence, forcing Tora to cancel their entire tour schedule, but also retreat into a strict new locked-down lifestyle.

Though the opportunity to perform was taken away, the band’s love for creating music remained and so, across the next eight months, Tora’s focus became set on A Force Majeure. The 11-track project follows their richly-textured 2019 album ‘Can’t Buy The Mood’ and their 2017 debut full length ‘Take A Rest’. Over the course of the two albums the band have received support from respected members of the international music community including both Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1) and Sir Elton John (Beats 1), press from The Guardian to Pigeons & Planes, with their catalogue now boasting upward of 150 million streams.

‘When Will I Learn’ is taken from album, ‘A Force Majeure’ slated for release 3rd September. Check out the official video for the single below…

Album Review: Breaking All Th Rules – ThBenj

THBENJ‘s latest project, ‘Breaking All Th Rules’, which follows up from his 2019 debut album ‘T.H.B – the blog’s number one album of 2019 – and takes on a more sinister and darker route than its predecessor.

A downtempo bass runs along the airy (almost electronic backdrop), often accompanied by chant-like overtones are the main ingredients in the first half of the 19-track set, which somewhat has an air of melancholy. Further along the line, the downtempo grit is incorporated with smooth guitar plucks (in tracks ‘Y’ and ‘Thank You All’) which gives a fresher feel to the combo. The rich soulful undertones in ‘Just A Little More’ gives the album’s sparse theme a full dimensional urban feel, before leading out on a high with a tingling sensation from a melodic outro (Fkn Chill).

I’ve listened to tracks, ‘Y’, ‘Reasons’ and ‘Champagne’ prior to the release of this album, and nothing prepared me for what was coming. If you couldn’t tell from this review, I’m really digging this album and my hat comes off (once again) for this credible artist on-a-serious-rise. Check him out below

Must Listens: Different Sounds, Thank You All, Y Th F Do You Care, Flip IT, Nobody’s Gonna Give It, Rest Of My Life

Caitlin Min Fa Delivers Inspirational Emotive Single, ‘Work In Progress’

Following her first appearance on the blog with debut single, ‘Younger Self’, which generated over 10K streams on Spotify alone, Young Australian singer/songwriter CAITLIN MIN FA makes a return with second single, ‘Work In Progress,’ a power ballad, representing the motions of life and the process of figuring out oneself.

The heartfelt, yet powerful intensity, oozes out vocally craving and encouraging endeavours. The song is suited with sentimental lyrics and reverberating tones, in the hope that it reminds you to be kind to yourself and just keep powering through uncertain times.

“Everybody is a work in progress … we don’t have to have it all figured out yet. Just know that everything is unfolding, you’re on your way and you’re moving forward” Caitlin explains. “Your time is coming so trust the path, trust the process and trust the season”.

‘Work In Progress’ was released over the weekend (27th March) on your preferred music platform…check it out below…

Song of the Day: Close – Jasmine Khan

Hailing from Sydney, Australia JASMINE KHAN’s warm yet sultry second single, ‘Close’  integrates elements of trap production within an R&B focus, exploring the depths of heartbreak and love, whilst navigating life and the complications that can arise.

Signed by Venture Artists, the R&B artist is shaping up to become an Australian music icon. Jasmine Khan was a finalist on The Voice, and Winner of the Colours TV Singing Competition, where Khan represented Australia in Mumbai. Among many other achievements, Jasmine Khan is at her best when she can use her real-life experiences to create sonic masterpieces.

Why not check out the official music video for ‘Close’ below…