Chloe Chaidez will be a superstar one day.
In all honesty, I believe she already is – but the greater majority of the world’s population just doesn’t know it yet. During Kitten’s opening performance while on tour with Paramore, they found a way to keep you engaged – fully. It was almost to the point that you did not want their set to end. As a veteran of going to Paramore shows, that is not only a rarity – it has never happened.
And so, I felt it necessary to review their EP.
The six-track EP kicks off with the title track “Cut it Out.” I would say that this is the highlight track on the record, but that would be a lie, considering each song stands very firm in bringing its own special dynamic to the EP. It undoubtedly has a very ’80s electronic feel to it, which remains prevalent most of the way through, but it is Chaidez’s charisma that shines through without even witnessing her (pretty impressive). While you can definitely hear the influences surrounding the band, everything they do seems completely original and natural; you can’t help but fall in love with the music.
One of the things I enjoy most about the band and the six songs produced is just how fun and impressionable they are. Even when they tone it down, as they do with “Sugar” and “Christina,” you just can’t help but do a little dance and smirk. Perhaps the live experience (much like Paramore’s) is what really develops the sense of love and loyalty for Chaidez and company, but the songs seem to hold their own weight just fine.
My impressions of the short disc are extremely favorable, as you could imagine, but what I am really looking forward to is just how striking their full-length will be, set to (hopefully) release later this year. There is no fault to the six tracks shown on Cut it Out, and while my anticipation will obviously be linked to the impression I got from this EP and their live show – I will keep that expectation in check. They are still new and fresh and have a little ways left to go.
Being such a youthful group, it is extremely exciting to know just how far this band may in fact go. The position they found themselves in this spring – on tour with a group fronted by another colorful female, who not so long ago were completely unknown as well – seems like fate to me. Talented and extremely charismatic, the band has most of what is required to make it in the music world. I will be cheering hard for them, that is for sure.