R&B is probably one of the most difficult genres to sing, because you have to have the “it” factor to make it. Nobody really knows what that is, but when you hear it, you’ll know. There is always a lot of soul and heart in R&B and I could definitely see that Catrina Parker had a lot of soul and passion in her words.
Catrina’s song is about being strong and independent. I love the message behind the song and I love the portrayal of her difficult life in the music video. She never gives up on her dreams, and never stops preaching about what she believes in. She’s constantly reassuring herself and others that they can do just about anything they put their minds to.
While, I could definitely see the potential in Catrina, there are a few things I think she could do to improve. I heard her lose her breath between a few verses and which needs to be dealt with.
Overall, I enjoyed listening to Catrina’s music. Listening to her makes me feel like I am in God’s house, even though none of her music is religious. It makes me feel safe and extremely at home. With a few touch ups here and there, Catrina could definitely do well in the R&B scene.
By: Michelle Lopez