The pandemic was a complex and massive pill to swallow for everyone, whether they were directly affected by it or not. It made me an introvert, for one, and I say that now because I have always been outgoing and social. But then I was cooped up for what seemed like forever, and I just got comfortable with that.
I am still an introverted creature, but I also long to be with others as I branch out of my home. One reason being age and probably another being the sickening thought of living with my parents for the rest of my life.
People don’t stay in one place or state all their life and are static no matter how they act. I was an extrovert in my school years, but now post-school years, I am an introvert. It’s fascinating.
But also exhausting.
Catherine’s debut album captures that exhausting but fascinating path in two years when it was written.
Table of Contents
- Who is Catherine Elms?
- I Have Seen it, I Don’t Fear It by Catherine Elms Review
- What’s Next for Catherine Elms?
- Thank You Notes
Who is Catherine Elms?
The UK-based Catherine Elms, covered before on this website, is a dark pop singer-songwriter who mixes rock with pop genres. She has been compared to and is influenced by the likes of Tori Amos and PJ Harvey.
On November 18th, Catherine came out with her debut album, I Have Seen It, I Do Not Fear It. The album chronicled a journey of self-discovery and actualization and was written during the two years of the worldwide pandemic.
Catherine struggled with her mental health throughout their twenties and reconnected with songwriting during the lockdown. Writing music was a cathartic means of healthy healing during her dark times.
I Have Seen It, I Don’t Fear It by Catherine Elms Review
The album begins with a wit, like a Janis Joplin vibe to the beginning. The first three songs represent frustrations. My favorite songs in the first five songs are Sound And Useless Fury, Monday Eyes, and Legs Crossed.
The introvert in Catherine leaks out in her lyrics in the following two songs, especially Until I’m Home. As an introvert, I relate to most of these qualities: the longing to be alone and wanted. When Words Run Dry is a more playful song, so I may be wrong about that song being introverted.
The rest of the album is a fleet of different genres and expands her pallet. I really like that Catherine is doing this one thing about the album, showing a range of genres. Her vocals need some work on the high notes, but they are certainly compelling. My favorite song on the album is Good Day.
What’s Next for Catherine Elms?
Currently, Catherine is just promoting and spreading the word about her album. Stay tuned for more releases by subscribing to our page and following our socials on Instagram, Facebook, and Mastodon.
Thank You Notes
I want to thank Catherine for requesting this review and the continued communication; I am thrilled to be working with her and am excited to see what she has in store for the future.
If you enjoy what you hear and want to follow along Catherine’s music journey, please follow and like the links below!
Please be kind and respectful to everyone, and treat people the way you want. Also, please follow your local safety guidelines, the pandemic may be over, but people are still getting sick! Get your flu shot as well, and I am getting mine tomorrow!
One thought on “Catherine Elms | I Have Seen It, I Don’t Fear It”
oh man, totally dig this. Love the influences. Big fan of PJ and Tori Amos as well.