A fun, up-tempo and quirky song telling the story of a girl who is so beautiful, Caitlin Quisenberry even makes the name Imogene cool. While listening to the track, the feeling of awe or jealousy sweeps over us while imagining this girl Imogene. It brings out a feeling that is so relatable, as we have all had that one person we are in awe of. Caitlin sings, “I imagine I’m Imogene, ya I’m her and he’s holding me…” With a guitar twang and sweeping production, Caitlin’s sweet vocals nourish our souls delivering a visual listening experience. Given the fun nature of the daydream-like song, “Imogene” will be paired with an animated music video capturing the full essence of the story. The video is being animated by the expertly talented Hollywood cartoonist, Tom Schneiders.
Hi Caitlin, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hi! Thank you so much! I’ve been great, just moved to a new city (Nashville) about a week ago, so it’s been a busy and fun time!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Imogene”?
Sure! So “Imogene” is a fun, up-tempo and quirky song telling the story of a girl who is so beautiful, she even makes the name Imogene cool. While listening to the track, the feeling of awe or jealousy sweeps over us while imagining this girl Imogene. The song then transitions from jealousy to an imaginative state where I imagine I am “Imogene”. It brings back all those feel-good memories of an old high-school crush and that butterfly feeling you get early on in a relationship. “Imogene” will be paired with an animated music video capturing the full essence of the story. The video is being animated by the expertly talented Hollywood cartoonist, Tom Schneiders.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
So, I’m actually not the writer on this song. I was pitched the song by a group of writers I know. But I am also a songwriter myself, and have one of my own releasing within the next few months. 😊
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
It has been soooo much fun!!! From the moment I first heard this song, I knew it needed a music video that was creative and outside the box. Given that the chorus is “I imagine I’m Imogene” I thought, what if we truly make the music video almost like a daydream. So, the idea of starting the music video in real life, and then transitioning into animation was what I decided on. I really love the creative liberty this song has allowed me to take, as there is nothing more valuable than fostering and utilizing our imagination.
How was the recording and writing process?
The recording process was great! I record here at Off The Row Studio in Nashville with some of the best musicians in the world. They are just as kind as they are talented. Typically, the musicians are given the music all charted out in Nashville numbers and they listen to the demo once and then from there, are able to give it their own flavor and lay their instruments down. It’s a pretty fast process. I sing and play all at the same time – it’s great!
What role does Nashville play in your music?
A huge role! I just moved here a week ago to give my music career my undivided and full attention. This is the place to be. You are surrounded by like-minded people, have access to all the major publishing groups, managers, labels, musicians, etc. I’m super excited to be here full-time now and see where life takes me.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
It does! I recorded five new songs about a month ago. I’m working with my producer, PT Houston, on the mixing and mastering of them right now and will most likely start releasing my new music come early September. I’m so excited for these new tracks! It has been so much fun watching my music come to life. From hearing a melody in my head, to working on lyrics and collaborating with other writers, like Erin McCaffrey; it has really been such an exciting project from start to finish!
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Tentative release date will be September. I haven’t decided yet if I want to keep releasing my music as singles or if I want to put them out as an EP, so stay tuned on that one!
Any plans to hit the road?
Eventually, I can definitely see myself doing that once venues and bars start opening up again. In the meantime, I’m going to focus on songwriter rounds and showcases.
What else is happening next in Caitlin Quisenberry’s world?
I have my video guy who’s also a college friend of mine, Daniel Catton, flying out next week and we are going location scouting for my next music video for my song titled, “Get Loud”. It’s going to be so awesome – the ideas he has for the video blow my mind! Other than that, I’ve been in the studio here and there and also writing a lot!