Hazy, sun-kissed, R&B-tinged alt-pop

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; ‘artificial’ continues Cathy’s long-distance collaboration with artist/producer Heron @ Cracked Analogue (based in India) who has co-written, produced and mixed all of her hazy, sun-kissed, R&B-tinged alt-pop tracks to date.

cool kid immediately made an impact on its release. Following the first play from 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, additional support came from Steve Lamacq, and Radio 1; adding the track to their coveted Introducing playlist; garnering big on-air talk ups from Annie Mac, Clara Amfo and Greg James, while Jack Saunders subsequently named it as his Next Wave pick. The track also made its way onto major playlists across Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer and Spotify.

Glowing write-ups from, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit and NME added to the groundswell of support from leading industry tastemakers.

Cathy Jain was raised in China before relocating to the UK at the age of 13. She not only speaks fluent Chinese but also plays the traditional instrument the guzheng, which reiterates her diverse talents as a musician, vocalist, producer and songwriter.

In the wake of a handful of recent live shows, including a standout performance at Latitude, news on forthcoming additional dates will follow shortly.

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