Sally Caitlin | Justin Bieber "Sorry" | Interview
As most of you may remember, I posted about Sally Caitlin's new song "Stuck In Limbo" a few weeks back. That song is my JAM! (Haven't heard the song yet? Click HERE to listen!)
I was so happy to see that she recently sat down with "Reload Sessions" to record her own version of Justin Bieber's "Sorry" which you can see above!
I love how she slowed things down. This rendition really showcases her vocals and to be quite honest, I'm loving this version better than the original!
Check it out above and let me know what you think! Tweet me your thoughts by clickinghere.
Sally was kind enough to agree to do an interview with us! Take a look below for our Q&A!
1. If you could collaborate with anyone, dead or alive, who would that person be?
That’s a hard one! There are so many amazing artists out there but I reckon I could narrow it down to three. Kurt Cobain, as I’m a huge Nirvana fan, John Mayer, as he writes such beautiful songs, and Skrillex, because I think he could make an amazing dance track for me, so I could dance to my own song in the clubs!
2. When did you first discover you could sing? Do you recall a specific event that kinda made you go, “oh wow, I can sing!”?
To be honest, I have just always sung! Even when I was like 6 years old I was writing songs (granted they weren’t very good)! Music has just always been a passion of mine and when I was 15, I started to write more and more songs at my piano but I wasn’t sure I could do it as a profession. At first my parents were a bit of an obstacle, as they wanted me to be a doctor. They are now slowly coming around to the idea of me being a musician for my career!
3. Your new single ‘Stuck in Limbo’ was received very well by the online community. How does that make you feel when you see people are loving your music? Do you ever get scared or nervous prior to releasing new music?
It is honestly the best feeling in the world to get a compliment about songs you have written yourself and watched grow. I love when people leave nice comments about the covers I do for my YouTube channel, but it feels even better when they are praising my own songs. You get such a sense of accomplishment and pride! I always get really nervous and upset just before uploading a video or releasing a new track as you never know what the response is going to be! At first I took the negative comments really to heart, but now I’m getting better at realizing that not everyone is going to like it and to focus on the people that do!
4. I can imagine a lot of work is involved in the making of such a single. Can you walk us through the process and what your experience was like writing/recording this single?
I actually wrote Stuck In Limbo whilst on holiday in Florida. I was laying on a sun bed trying to tan whilst penning some lyrics in my notebook. I always find writing on holiday really easy as I’m less stressed and my mind is free to wander. I went inside and started to work on the melody and piano part with this little keyboard that I have and recorded some voice memos on my phone. When I got back to the UK I sat at the piano and made up a full piano part and recorded me singing it through and sent that to my producers in London (The Next Room Production). They decided they liked the song and it would be great for our upcoming album. Next step was to get in the studio to put the vocals down. We actually had an amazing day recording "Stuck In Limbo" as everything ran really smoothly, which doesn’t always happen! We then mastered the track, did various remixes, and then, we had the finished product!
5. Growing up (or even now), who are artists that you look up to and inspire you?
I’m constantly inspired by music I’m listening to, not so much in the way that it influences what I write, but in that if I hear a song I think is amazing, it makes me want to get back to the piano and write something great myself! Growing up it was Fleetwood Mac, John Mayer, Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston, to name a few. At the moment there are loads of amazing new artists coming up and I feel inspired by many of these like Alessia Cara and Years and Years. I’ve also just rediscovered Frank Ocean’s album "Channel Orange" and that is just perfection.
6. I love playing this game with my guests “Did You Know” 5 quick questions to get to know you more!
Steak and macaroni cheese (mac n cheese) - not necessarily together!
My favourite song of all time is Sufjan Stevens – For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti (bit of a weird one!)
I love them all for different reasons… but probably summer as everyone is happy and I get to go on holiday (vacation).
Favourite TV show?
I love TV so I watch a lot of it… My favourite show at the moment is the BBC’s "Adaptation of War and Peace" that’s on at the moment… It’s amazing!I can’t wait for the next episode!
Sangria in the summer, mulled wine in the winter and all cocktails!
7. We just entered a new year. What are your plans this year for your music career?
We are working on the video and campaign for my next single "Falling Back Together", which I think will be released in March! It’s my favourite of all my tracks and we have some amazing club mixes of it. I’m feeling really great about that one! After the single, I am hoping to be releasing my first EP with house and garage remixes of a few of my tracks and then possibly an album with the pop tracks. For now, I’m just looking forward to that first single release. My Reload Session video of Justin Bieber’s "Sorry" is now online and my acoustic video of my single "Stuck In Limbo" will be up soon. The video is getting a great response so I’m hoping to be doing some more acoustic sessions in the New Year. I’m also currently writing and working on new material, so hopefully more recording will be on the agenda for me in 2016. The main thing for me in 2016 is to get more music out there, start doing more live shows and try to grow a fan base of people who love my music! That’s the dream for me this year!