Born and raised in Boston, MA, pop singer-songwriter Casey McQuillen premieres her new video for “Come Back to Me” exclusively in Songwriter Magazine. Popwrapped raves“by the chorus, she proves herself to be a powerhouse of a talent, hitting notes that some artists despite having had twice the career she’s had so far struggle to hit.” The song is off her forthcoming EP, Beautiful, set to release in January 2017.
McQuillen began her musical journey teaching herself to play guitar and writing her first song as a way to fulfill a 7th grade school assignment. This initial achievement sparked what would become a wildfire growth of her music career, where she composed songs almost daily and posted live performance videos of herself, amassing over 1 million YouTube views, all while in high school. She also self-produced, arranged, wrote and performed her first two albums before going on to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. During her time at Berklee, she continued to write and record more songs, and she co-arranged the tracks that would become her upcoming Beautiful EP. McQuillen then jumped into the national spotlight when she competed and earned a spot on American Idol’s Season 13. Throughout her time at Berklee, she created anti-bullying concert series called The “You Matter” Tour and performed the show in over 100 middle and high schools throughout the New England region. During the concerts, using her original songs and life stories, McQuillen teaches young students about anti-bullying, building self-confidence, and the benefit of taking risks and pursuing your dreams.