- Jennifer Janz
ECHOLILY - CATE
The new track by Australian singer-songwriter and producer Echolily is only a slight departure from her eclectic lo-fi indie electronica hybrid.
On Cate, the Melbourne-based artist incorporates a few new textures and sonic accompaniments, culminating in a smooth and sophisticated transition into a more soulful, EDM pop musical landscape.
Echolily’s previous releases, such as Under the Clocks (Stay), Higher, and Mind Spin, have garnereda lot of attention and have helped her attract a rising number of fans and followers.
The latest track is sure to be greeted with the same level of support Echolily received from a broad cross-section of radio networks, including commercial radio stations in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and outlets such as SBS Chill, Flow FM, ABC Radio, and Super Radio Network, as well as notable press mentions from publications such as AMNPLIFY, Around the Sound, AnR, and Out Now.
Echolily has racked up some significant stats, including more than 500,000 streams across all platforms. As Echolilyhas said about the latest track, ‘The idea for Cate came about randomly while watching the Tokyo Olympics 2021. I saw a female athlete leading her team with so much fire in her eyes.
It brought back memories of when I used to play sports in school. All these memories together led to the idea for a dance-synth-pop project titled Cate.
‘‘ Echolily’s vocal is brought forward in the mix on Cate, and amid the dreamy keyboard flavours and the seductive dance-inspired groove, this imbues the track with a pop focus without compromising the more left-of-centre integrities of the artist’s style.
Essentially, Cate is a story about a strong female leader who can achieve anything she wants and leads the way for other women to do the same. Women in sports are rarely as celebrated as their male counterparts; I hope Cate would be a theme song for women to dance their way into their athletic dreams.’
Echolily’s vocal is brought forward in the mix on Cate, and amid the dreamy keyboard flavours and the seductive dance-inspired groove, this imbues the track with a pop focus without compromising the more left-of-centre integrities of the artist’s style.
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