The Introspective Journey of “Waiting”:: Calyn’s Emotional Odyssey


In the ever-evolving landscape of Alternative R&B, rising star Calyn has carved out a niche that resonates deeply with the echoes of heartache and the resilience of the human spirit. Her latest single, “Waiting,” is not just a song – it’s an emotional odyssey that encapsulates the turmoil of love lost and the introspective journey that follows.

Waiting” is a poignant reflection of the before and after of a breakup, a theme that strikes a chord with many. The song, which was initially penned with only one verse and lay dormant for nearly five months, has blossomed into a melodious narrative of love, loss, and self-discovery. The contrast in emotions between the two verses paints a vivid picture of the rollercoaster ride that is a relationship’s end – the initial confusion and denial followed by the clarity and acceptance that comes with time.

Calyn‘s lyrics in “Waiting” are a raw and honest portrayal of a soul grappling with the realization that sometimes, love isn’t enough. The song begins with a hard look at emotional maturity, or the lack thereof, setting the tone for a track that’s as much about introspection as it is about the end of a relationship. “Emotional maturity / Without it it won’t work for me,” she sings, a line that immediately establishes the depth of her contemplation.

As the song progresses, Calyn dives deeper into the dichotomy of wanting to hold on and the need to let go. The chorus is a powerful assertion of self-worth and the strength to move forward despite the pain. “I’ll be alright … / I won’t feel bad when you cry for me / Cry,” she asserts, signifying a turning point from vulnerability to empowerment.

Born in Stockton, California, Calyn‘s journey in music has been one of continuous evolution and growth. Influenced by the likes of SZA, her music is a rich tapestry of inventive melodies and lyrics that resonate with listeners. Music, for Calyn, is more than just a form of expression – it’s a cathartic release, a way to process and make sense of the world around her.

Together with her sister DYLI, also a celebrated recording artist, Calyn has developed a synergy that adds a dynamic layer to her music. Her journey from background vocals in Los Angeles to the forefront of the Alternative R&B scene is a testament to her talent and dedication.

With “Waiting,” Calyn invites her audience into her world of introspection, offering a shared space for anyone who’s ever felt the sting of love lost. It’s a reminder that in the end, we emerge stronger, more self-aware, and ready to face whatever comes next. The song is not just a track; it’s an experience – one that lingers long after the last note fades.