Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Show Me”?
Show Me was a collaboration between my self and Poo Bear (Jason Boyd). Poo brought in the original concept and we went from there. Upon initially hearing it, it seems to be a love song between two people. But Poo and I had a bit of a different perspective. That beauty of the song us that it can have so many different meanings. It can be a song about self love, a song about love between someone and someone else, or even a worship song. The consistency is the plea behind the narrative which is wanting to be loved.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
There have been times in my life I’ve found myself getting lost along my own path. ‘Show Me’ is a sort of intro prospective plea to remind myself of who I am and what I stand for.
Poo brought in the original concept and we went from there. In all honestly, it only took us a few hours to cut the vocal. But according to Poo Bear whom I trust immensely, the best songs shouldn’t be hard to write, they should just come to you, and Show Me certainly did.
What was it like to work with Poo Bear and how did that relationship develop?
Working with Poo Bear was incredible. When you walk into a room to work with a guy like that you can’t help but be intimidated. However, his kind, goofy and humble persona quickly snapped that away and I felt like I was in the studio with my best friend. His level of musicianship and talent is astonishing. I couldn’t help but be amazed. His work ethic was also so inspiring. You can really tell how deep his passion for music goes. Working with Poo Bear definitely set the standard high not only in terms of who I work with in the future but also the standard of which I conduct my career. He is a perfect reminder that no matter how successful you get, you should always stay humble, always stay kind, and always work hard pouring your heart and soul into all that you do.
How much did he influence the song?
Poo definitely had a big influence on the song. Our like mindedness, however, is what allowed us to take his initial idea and develop it into what Show Me now is.
How has your upbringing influenced your music?
I was raised in a big, crazy (in the best way), loving family. My parents are the absolute most supportive people I know. They never allowed me or my siblings to doubt our potential and/or dreams. We were taught that our dreams were something that if you work hard enough for will become your reality. The music industry is a tough business. There is a lot of rejection and criticism that can lead to being dejected enough to giving up. I think it was the instilled confidence from my parents that has allowed me to get to where I am today. I’ve never even thought about giving up even in the face of hardship. Having unconditional love and support from them has also allowed me to pursue my creativity and expand it into what my music is today.
Does your new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?
It most certainly does. We are planning on releasing a project top of the year 🙂 That process has been going incredibly well. Creating new music is my favorite thing in the world.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Actually, a few surprise singles may be released before the end of the year. What they are and when they will be released I’m not going to say. I think there is beauty in the surprise.
Any plans to hit the road?
At the moment, playing around LA and developing my community here is the priority. However, if an opportunity comes to hit the road and start touring I am 100% there.
What else is happening next in Caroline Grace’s world?
Well, I am currently finishing up my senior year at the University of Southern California. The demand of my music career X the demand of school has me constantly working. I must admit I am a bit exhausted, however, so thankful for the amount of opportunity I am being given. I’m really looking forward to the upcoming holidays and having a bit of a break/ spending time with family/friends.