Monday 5 December 2022

Ones to Watch 2023 #1 Caity Baser


First Featured on Breaking More Waves: 4th April 2022

It would be very easy right now for this list of 10 artists to just be 10 names that are / have been blowing up on Tik Tok, which after all seems to be the go-to platform right now for discovering new music. However, it won’t be – there are still plenty of other ways of discovering new music if you are prepared to look.

But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be some Tik Tok influence here, particularly with this first artist - our most out and out pop act on the list.

Caity Baser’s Tik Tok success (over 30 million views and counting) is already translating well to other platforms. She’s picked up over 10 million plays on Spotify, received daytime play on Radio 1, played the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals, sold out a show at London’s Islington Academy and her last single X&Y even dented the lower reaches of the UK Top 100 singles for a few weeks,

But forget the stats and listen to the tunes. It’s easy to see why Caity is on an upward trajectory. Songs like the aforementioned X&Y, Friendly Sex, Haters and new single Kiss You are full of witty, sassy, couldn’t-give-a-shi*t-attitude lyrics set against hooky, danceable tunes that position her in the same arena as early Lily Allen and Kate Nash. Having seen her perform live, it's clear that her core audience right now is mainly teenage girls; but they are often a great cultural barometer, often being the first to pick up on things. The rest of us will follow.

If you like no bull pop-music with attitude. Caity Baser is one to watch in 2023. Give her your ears by pressing play below.

Caity Baser - Kiss You

Caity Baser - X&Y

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