Miss Shiney – Kaiit

Kaiit Bellamia Waup is a musician who was born in Papua New Guinea and grew up in both Papua New Guinea and Melbourne, Australia. Though she would do gigs all around Melbourne, Kaiit first officially appeared on the music scene in 2017 with the release of her single ‘Natural woman’, from then she has continued to create wonderful neo-soul and R&B music surrounding the subjects of honesty, empowerment and self-love/acceptance. With a lot of her musical inspiration coming from artists such as Erykah Badu, Lauryn hill, Amy Winehouse and SZA. 

I am and will forever be in love with this song. That’s it that’s all I have to say. No, but in all seriousness, this song has a special place in my heart. Kaiit has explained that this piece is very much a song written for her by her, it’s a reminder that when things get tough, it will all be alright. All you have to do is listen to the beautifully raw lyrics to understand that. This is a healing song, not only for the artist themselves but the listener too. 

Everyone at one point in their life has related to the words in this piece, and similarly everyone at some point has needed to hear them. Not only are the lyrics/vocals immaculate but so are the instrumentals. As soon as it starts it simply radiates warmth, it’s a truly soulful sound that compliments the lyrics beautifully. Kaiit has created a safe space within a song. It’s a reminder that you’re good enough and you’re exactly where you need to be.


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Hello! My name is Josephine Robertson. I’m a second-year university student studying Digital Media Production at Cambridge School of Art. After reading that it will be no shock to you that I love nearly all things creative. predominantly photography, literature and of course music.

Music for me, much like books and photography is in a realm of its own. Literature is there to transport your mind to a different time, a different place, something only the writer may fathom. Photography is there to grace you with scenes and experiences you could only ever dream of, it creates endless new worlds just waiting for you. Music, when powerful enough is the combination of both. When you find THAT album or THAT song it can be the piece of art that pushes you to decipher those places and drives you to visit those worlds.

Music to me is energy. Be that the energy of a friend when you’re heartbroken and can barely move or be that the energy of the whole world at your fingertips.

Now I’ve done my poetry segment (You’re welcome) I’ll come back down to earth for you. I love music. I’m not here to offer you opinions from a musically educated background. The education I have is formed from listening to music and feeling everything it has to offer, researching the artists and learning their stories. If you too are fellow music feeler you may enjoy my opinions on the music I love. You may even learn something. Basically if you’re in the market for some new to you music, some old-school masterpieces and a digital media students opinions on it come join me.