Los Angeles-based pop singer-songwriter CAROLINE is a fabulous addition to the industry’s aspiring artists who are on their way to stardom! Her soaring vocals, raw and honest lyrics, and positive, inspiring attitude feel like a breath of fresh air, and that’s what we need!
And CAROLINE’S latest electro-pop single, ‘Why Even Try…’ is strong evidence of her impressive musical abilities, and we are absolutely in love with this latest banger. In her latest release, she is encouraging people to stop seeking validation and other’s approval, and instead, to live their life on their own terms. Through her music, she is passionately vocal about real-life issues, which are relatable to her listeners. With garnering over 70 million views, she has managed to gain worldwide attention from her fans and various radio and media outlets.
CAROLINE is also famous on the trendiest social media app of the time, TikTok, with her single ‘Already There’ currently going viral with over 100 million views. Not to forget, she shares a beautiful bond with her fans (aka the CAROLINE army), who are supportive and passionate about CAROLINE.
‘Why Even Try…’ is far beyond anything we were expecting! It’s an incredible track and really shows the stellar musical abilities of CAROLINE. We sat down with her to chat all about her newest release, pandemic, fans, and much more!
Keep reading to know the inside scoop. We hope you enjoy our conversation with CAROLINE!
And be sure to listen and stream ‘Why Even Try…’ here!
CAROLINE, you’ve returned with another banger ‘Why Even Try…’ and got us hooked with its vibe. Please tell us what inspired you to write this song and how the production process looked amidst the global pandemic.
I wrote this song about someone who I was trying really hard to impress, but no matter what I did it was not enough and they wouldn’t accept me. I wrote this song about when I had a phone call with them and the lightbulb went off of, why am I trying so hard to make them like me when they are never going to see me for who I am. Instead, I just want to move on, not let them affect me, and live my life to the fullest. I actually recorded this song right before the pandemic.
What do you hope your listeners will learn about you and your music? Is there a message that you want to share with them with your latest release?
I really want it to encourage them to not seek other’s approval and live life the way they want to live without fear of judgment.
This is beautiful and reflected well in your lyrics. While we are on this subject, can you walk us through your songwriting process? Did you start with the lyrics first and music came later or do you play with the melody first?
I start with lyrics first because I was very invested in this idea and went to my room and just wrote pages of lyrics.
As an artist, what does success mean to you? Do you have a five-year plan that you’re going to stick with or are you going to get with the flow?
Success is helping, inspiring, helping someone escape, or putting a smile on someone’s face. Mainly, I want to make as much music as I can and put it out! I know I have a lot of music in me.
And we are looking forward to that. Music is something almost everyone enjoys in their own way or another every day. For some, it’s a hobby and for others, it’s therapy and a medium to express. What does music mean to you? What is your earliest memory when you realized that music was going to be more than just a hobby for you?
Music is very special because it completely changes my mood. I can be a stubborn person so it can be hard to get me out of a mood but the music never fails to. I always knew music was more than a hobby when it was the only thing I even thought about or wanted to be doing outside of school.
Are there any interests or passion projects that you want to pursue/ or may have gotten a chance last year to indulge in?
I’m really passionate about teen suicide, I think it’s a major issue that needs to be addressed but no one wants to talk about and I’ve also been growing a lot in my faith this year.
You share a very strong bond with your fans who are really dedicated to you. Do you think that being a teenager yourself helps them to connect to you more intimately as they might feel you can relate to teen real-life issues better?
Possibly, I think it’s nice to not feel alone and like someone has been through or even is going through similar things to you.
Like you’ve already mentioned above, you’re a keen advocate of such sensitive issues like teen mental health and teen suicide, what inclined you first and made you so passionate about this issue? And how are you planning to use your platform to spread awareness?
I received lots of messages about feeling suicidal and I knew I had to take them seriously and educate myself. I started a depression support group online, I always try to talk about it in my live streams as much as possible, I’m writing more mental health-focused music, trying to give the best resources, etc. My ultimate goal is to start a non-profit to fix and tackle this crisis.
COVID-19 has basically shifted the functioning of the whole world and had a major impact on the music community as well, with live shows coming to halt. As a result, virtual shows and live streams are taking over. What are your thoughts on this new norm and do you think it is something you want to incorporate in your routine post-pandemic?
I do love live-stream concerts because that way I can perform for people in India, Brazil, the UK, etc. which I wasn’t able to do before so no matter what, I want to keep live-streaming.
Lastly, what’s on the horizon for CAROLINE?
I’m doing live concerts every single day on all social media platforms, daily music videos, a podcast once a week, and releasing LOTS of new music!!
And we are so looking forward to all the new music coming from CAROLINE. It was a wonderful experience to chat, and we want to thank her for taking the time to talk to us. Now, we are going to turn the volume up and jam to this latest banger while you share with us your thoughts.
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