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One Last Moment Alive | “Dance You Outta My Head” by Cat Janice

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“One last moment alive” is how Cat Janice describes the response she’s received from her hit single “Dance You Outta My Head.” Cat is currently in hospice due to a rare form of cancer and has been battling the disease for almost two years now. She released “Dance You Outta My Head” on Jan. 19, two days before her 31st birthday, and transferred the rights to her 7-year-old son. 

“My art is all I have to leave behind, and I’m leaving it behind for my son to profit off of,” Cat wrote in a social media post.

Although the story behind it is heartbreaking, the song itself is fun and upbeat. Cat said she wanted to spread “smiles, grooves and joy,” and she did just that. “Dance You Outta My Head” is a song that you can’t help but tap your foot to. It feels like driving on a sunny day, windows down, arms to the sky. True to its name, it makes you want to drop whatever you’re doing and dance. 

The world seems to agree. In the few weeks since the song’s release, it’s been streamed over 3 million times on Spotify and is currently charting at No. 1 on iTunes in multiple countries. The song is an absolute hit. Referencing another song of hers, “Wishing I Was You,” Cat said in an Instagram post that she wrote the lyrics “desperately wishing to have one more moment to scream from the rooftops.” “Dance You Outta My Head” has given her just that — “one last moment alive” —, and she is forever grateful for the outpouring of love and support.

“Dance You Outta My Head” is a song of hope. It’s a reminder to live life to the fullest and to never give up. Cat might be battling cancer, but she’s still releasing music, determined to leave a legacy for her son, who is also musically inclined. She hopes that the money earned from her songs can go towards school and music lessons for him, so he can make music of his own one day.

Give “Dance You Outta My Head” a listen, for Cat and for her son, and let it serve as a reminder to appreciate all of the moments that make you feel alive.

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Sophie Champion, Writer/Volunteer
Sophie Champion is a writer and volunteer here at Impact. Her major is neuroscience, but her passion for creativity and art keeps her going. Listening to music is one of her favorite hobbies. For her, listening to music means making elaborate seasonal playlists and repeating whatever her current favorite song is over and over. She also loves filling her art journal with drawings, playing her favorite songs on guitar and wandering thrift stores for hours on end. She can be reached at [email protected]

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