HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
The Cut After The First
Emerging Australian-based music artist Kaiwyn has returned triumphantly with his latest single, The Cut After The First, following his debut, Dedicated To You and his second release, You’re My Kind. The latter reached the No. 1 position on Pulse FM Hawkesbury Radio’s Discovery Program in January 2023, garnering admiration from local community radio networks throughout the nation. Kaiwyn’s multifaceted background, having grown up in Malaysia and penning poems, blogs, and lyrics infused with multicultural nuances, comes through in his music. The Cut After The First, a song dating back to his high school days, explores the longing for intimacy when one is entangled with another. Kaiwyn’s polished vocals elevate the emotionally charged subject matter, imbuing the track with an energetic pop sensibility and alluring charm. The single unfolds in a familiar fashion, with keys and vocals establishing the melody and rhythmic foundation. It then expands into an open verse structure that culminates in an instantly infectious chorus hook, replete with pop undertones and a vigorous groove.
A smooth, organic ‘band’ sound of drums, bass, and guitars lends a fitting counterbalance to the melodic architecture. Kaiwyn’s journey also involves a fascinating intersection of music and medicine. After completing medical school, he found himself in Tamworth, NSW, for his internship and residency. He participated in the Tamworth Busking Championships in 2015, performing covers and a handful of original songs. His dedication to healthcare persisted, and he remains committed to striking the perfect harmony between his two passions. The Cut After The First, boasting well-crafted hooks, effective performances and direct lyrics, is primed to make an impact on streaming platforms worldwide. The track’s undeniable appeal will not only propel Kaiwyn’s burgeoning music career but also captivate a global audience, cementing his place as a new force to be reckoned with in the music world.