Kaitlyn Velez’s new single, “FOMO,” is for those who find it difficult to live in the present. Everyone has experienced a fear of missing out, whether it’s due to things they can control or not. Currently studying at Berklee College of Music, Kaitlyn’s artist career is in the making, demonstrating honest storytelling and bubbly pop melodies that blend perfectly.
What’s your musical journey? What initially drew you into music?
I come from a super musical family so music has always been a huge part of my life. I started singing in church and made my debut singing “Happy Birthday Jesus”. I know that music is a part of the plan God has set out for my life so that’s why I feel like I have always been so drawn to it.
How do you write your songs?
Some songs are born out of a little melody or chords that I come up with. It can be a pretty random process. Other times it’s a lot more personal. When I’m storytelling, it’s very important that every lyric is so intentional. By the end of that song, I want you to know the nitty-gritty details about what went on and what is happening. I want my listeners to feel as though they are living through the story as they are listening to the song.
Can you tell me about the creation of “FOMO”?
“FOMO” was written for a class project given to me by one of the most talented people I know – Peter Eldridge is the man!
How do you feel this song connects with your generation?
Social media is a great thing but it also kinda sucks. FOMO is so easy to have when we live in a decade where everything is broadcasted online. The fear of missing out is at an all time high living in a pandemic. I feel as though people my age are going to connect with this song because everyone is going through all types of FOMO right now.