Previous single “Mannerism” saw Cat Ryan thrust into the spotlight, receiving critical acclaim from tastemakers such as When The Horn Blows, The Girls At The Rock Show, Indietronica and Yack Magazine, as well as being featured by Loud Women and Little Indie Blogs. They now return with their subsequent single “Blessed Through The TV” displaying genuine flair for creative instrumentation as well as clever lyricism.
This is a beautiful song with an infectious rhythm. Cat's vocal is perfect for the pop production with the lead guitar joining in with a call and response following her vocal.
“[Blessed…] deals with the theme of half-heartedness; the limbo between abandonment and commitment” explains Mary-Anne, singer/lyricist and multi-instrumentalist. “Lyrically the song is packed with metaphors exploring this whilst referring to the original inspiration: being sent an angel figurine (the one that features on the single artwork) from my aunt. The Pope had done a mass blessing through the television, telling people to hold items up to the tv to be blessed. It didn’t quite make sense to me; it was almost a half-hearted blessing, and this sparked the ideas behind the song."
This story behind the song’s origins exemplifies how the band draw inspiration from alternative sources; instead of writing straight-forward songs about relationships, the trio explore deeper, more thought-provoking themes stemming from their own life experiences. As such, Cat Ryan look forward to the future as they develop alongside Art-Rock contemporaries such as Youth Sector, Tranqua Lite, and CIEL.