I think I was 16 years old when I learned the most important lesson about music journalism. Good music is heard, but great music is felt. Infectious melodies and impassioned lyrics have a way of navigating the complexities of life and allowing the listener to fully immerse themselves in the pain, happiness or whatever emotion they need to feel in a particular moment. By that definition, Cat Burns doesn’t make good music. The brilliant 20-something out of the United Kingdom has the ability to make great music. Whether it’s an empowering heartbreak anthem like “Go” or the feeling of uplifting a friend during a breakup that is exhibited through “People Pleaser,” Cat Burns crafts lyrics, production and visuals that allow you to see yourself in whatever audible universe she creates.
Her latest audible offering is as motivational as it is musical. As an artist who rose to prominence throughout the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cat Burns is making a call to action for her supporters to do the same in their own lives. Pursue your dreams, take action and most importantly, never quit on yourself.
“If there’s something you wanna do, just do it,” she sings.
“Don’t let your head stop your heart from moving. If there’s someone you wanna talk to, talk to ’em. Who knows who we’d be if we just live more and love more?”
“Live More & Love More” is available below.