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Hey Calica! So excited to be chatting with you! You just released your new single “Midnight Dream”! How excited were you for all your supporters to hear this song?!? How did the idea for this song come about?
So excited!!! I wrote Midnight Dream after I had just gotten back from a wild trip to Europe with my friends. I met someone there and we had a pretty intense connection from the start. I got to explore the country with him, ride on the back of his motorcycle, and have my own little Lizzie McGuire moment. The whole fling was pretty short-lived, but it was such a crazy, fun experience that I’ll always remember.
You are also gearing up for the release of your new album “Yes, It’s About You”! How excited are you to get this project out into the world?!?
I’M SO READY. This whole album has been a long time coming and I’m so pumped that the world is finally gonna hear it.
Can you tell us about what this album means to you?
This album means so much to me. When I wrote these songs I was lost, I was hurt, and I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I was freshly out of a three-year relationship and full of some real life inspiration from events that transpired during and after that breakup. Yes, It’s About You is actually not just about one person, it’s about a handful of people (lovers, friends, ex-lovers, ex-friends) who really affected me during that time in my life. I think the title of the album is also really fitting because, in the end, all of these songs are about me. They’re essentially a time capsule of how I processed my emotions at the time, and it’s really amazing to see how much I’ve grown as a songwriter and as a person since writing them.
Any fun moments while creating the album?
So many fun moments! Smle are literally the most amazing producers to work with and every session with them just felt like having the best time with friends and creating together.
What song are you most excited to perform from this new album?
I think the song that’ll be most fun for me to perform is probably gonna be Goodbye. I love a good ballad and it gets really emotional.
What does it feel like to perform your own music live in front of your supporters?
Not sure yet!! I have my first official performance as Calica 3 days from now at my album release party!
Are you planning to tour to promote this album?
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new music?
I really hope my supporters enjoy it! It would mean a lot to me if people vibed with songs I wrote while I was going through a rough time
How do you want your relationship to be with your supporters?
I want my relationship with my supporters to be like my relationship with any of my friends. They support me and I support them 100%
What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?
Ummm I mean any fan encounter is a crazy one for me. I was recognized by like 3 people at a bar last week and It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that anyone knows me as Calica. I was so confused and happy and grateful that perfect strangers knew my music, it’s wild.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your supporters?
Instagram! I’m always posting music ideas and snippets of my life on there and I suck at twitter
Are there any other projects in the works you can tell us about?
Plentyyyy. I’m constantly working on new music & I have a ton of songs ready to go after this album
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU AND MORE MUSIC IS COMING SOOON !