‘Ready For The Fall’ is Cara Hammond’s first release of 2020, showing a taste of what’s to come for the soul inspired, singer-songwriter. The song (written in Stockholm with talented writers Tom Goren and Caroline Ljungstrom) is a cinematic blend of pop and soul, featuring soaring strings over a vinyl crackle and deep bass, that when combined with Cara’s unique vocal, create the perfect setting for a new decade.
Of the single, Cara said: “Being in your twenties is difficult and confusing as hell. There’s so many life changes, paths to choose, and heartbreaks to endure which help you figure out who you are. ‘Ready For The Fall’ sums up those feelings in asking yourself if you’re ready to take those chances. It’s everyone’s inner monologue, where our mind is split between taking a leap of faith or playing it safe. It’s a way to protect ourselves from getting hurt, ’cause life’s a bitch.”
‘Ready For The Fall’ also reflects Cara’s battle with the music industry as an up and coming singer songwriter. As an artist, you have to throw everything you’ve got into the unknown, so this song is Cara’s way of checking in with herself. Just a quick “you got this”.
Cara describes her music as soulful indie pop, taking influence from her favourite artists, such as Lianne La Havas, Dua Lipa, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini and Ben Howard. Originally from North Wales, she is now based in London and has been writing and performing songs since she was 11 years old.