Hey Caleb!! So excited to be chatting with you. We are so excited to be premiering your new single!!! Can you tell us what this song means to you?
It’s a song for all the women and even men who feel undervalued in a relationship, who feel stuck. I’ve learned that there is someone out there in this world that wants to show you how to truly live and show you what you’re made of. There is someone who will think you’re out of this world. This song feels like summer love; whether that’s loving yourself or someone else, it’s about knowing what you deserve and feeling good about that. I originally wrote this song with some other Nashville writers, Morgan Brown and Steve Lester. We’ve written a couple of songs together that will definitely be released in the near future. I took the work tape from the day and re-envisioned it to fit what I felt moves me. Instrumentally I wanted the song to be reminiscent of early 2000’s pop rock records with country music instrumentation. I had a blast recording Dobro, mandolin, Banjo.
What’s been your reaction to the fans anticipation for your new single?
It makes me feel how I used to feel when one of my favorite bands were about to drop a new song. The support makes me feel like a fan myself, like I’m waiting in anticipation with them. The support is the cherry on top. Keeping this music a secret has been the hardest thing to do. I’m so ready to join in the celebration and dance all night long.
How excited are you to get this single out into the world?
I never really get nervous when it comes to releasing. I’m just beyond excited to let the world hear it. I’m always interested in what people are going to take away from the recordings. I engineered and played every instrument you hear besides the drums. I had one of my best friends Brett Killingsworth come over to the studio to lay down the drums. We had a great time dialing in great tones. The cool thing about this song is that it’s all real instruments played by a real person. I dig that. For me releasing the music that has been worked on so tirelessly, it’s the most rewarding part.
Do you have any other release plans for 2020?
Yes! I’ll be releasing a single a month for the rest of the year!
Be sure to keep up, it’s going to be insane. I think it’s the best group of work I’ve released to date.
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new music?
I hope the new songs make fans remember why music is magic. I hope it makes them feel the way I felt when I was making it. I felt like I just discovered music for the first time, and all I wanted to do was drive with the windows down, blasting the volume, feeling every note and lyric. I hope the new music is the soundtrack to your memories.
How do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?
I want my fans to know I get it. Whatever they have felt or are feeling, I’ve been there. I’ve been exactly where they are. I’ve lived some version of their life before, their memories, pains, heartbreak, happiness, loneliness. That’s why u work so hard to make music that embodies what it means to feel, I want to music to create a space where you feel seen.
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
Something my fans may not know about me, as therapy to get out of the studio I’ve been working on an alpaca farm. They are my favorite animal and I love them more than most humans most days. It’s absolute therapy to me.
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?
That my hair is as tall as it looks in photos
What do you want your message to be towards your fans?
I want them to feel understood. Whatever that looks like to each individual, no matter where they’re at in life, I want them to come to my shows and get lost in the best version of themselves. To remember my music as the soundtrack their memories.
What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?
Creating. Sharing. the ability to keep putting work into the world. My fans have allowed me to play cities and make friends all over the country. No matter how many years it’s been since I started doing this they always find a way to remind me they never left. My fans have given me the gift of seeing myself through their eyes, and that has carried me through the worst seasons.
Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?
That’s a tough one. I learned early on that if I wanted to be somebody, there was no better “somebody” to be than myself. I take that very seriously. When I’m writing, I’m not trying to emulate other people, I’m writing what moves me and how it makes me feel. I’m really inspired by like minded creatives who do everything to the extent that I do.. from writing, engineering, playing instruments, guys like Ryan Tedder and Jack Antonoff are changing the game. In my mind being an artist requires nothing less than doing it all. I’d love to be in a room with Ryan Tedder, Steve Lukather, and John Mayer.
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?
Honestly social media is still odd to me. I’m really bad at it most days. However I will say it’s allowed me to stay in touch or hear from fans that knew me from years ago. I’m constantly receiving messages that remind me why I love what I do. The best way to keep in touch with me is @caleblovely on Instagram! see what’s going on with exclusive live acoustic sets, links to special events, and behind the scenes footage! The music will be available on every streaming and purchasing platform you can think of. Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon just to name a few.
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
To travel the world with my wife, (and my cat) playing my music to thousands of people and bringing that magic to peoples lives, oh and owning an alpaca farm.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
I don’t take a second of this life for granted and I just want to live it so fully and bring you music that sets you free. Music has always made me feel free, and I just want that for my audience.
Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us 🙂
Thank you so much for having me. I’m honored and I hope you love the music!