On her debut single, “Dear Detroit,” Callaghan Belle crafts an introspective narrative about the pressure of trying to fit into a new city and the solitude of leaving the familiar behind. Inspired by a meeting in which she was encouraged to create an edgy persona to find success as an artist, Belle instead turned to what she knew best — writing a bittersweet urban-pop banger wrapped in a contemplative storytelling style. A masterful study on the pain of being misunderstood in an unfamiliar world, “Dear Detroit” serves as both a love letter to where Belle came from and an ode to powering through the tough stuff. The evocative track, with its burst of vibrant rhythms and pristine production, highlights her smoky lower register and serves as an exceptional introduction to a young artist that understands telling stories and the impact of authenticity in the creative process.
Callaghan Belle’s anthemic exploration of staying true to yourself and respecting your roots will have listeners hitting repeat. Check out “Dear Detroit.” Listen here