As people grow apart, everyone wants to dwell on the bad, but Brynn Cartelli’s ‘Convertible in the Rain’ gives us the opposite. A song about all the good moments of a relationship, taking us on a trip down memory lane just as Brynn frolics through her hometown in the music video! Perfectly soundtracking a couple just enjoying life while being in love. We talked to Brynn all about the video shoot, the process of creating ‘Convertible in the Rain,’ touring, and so much more in this exclusive interview!
If Brynn Cartelli sounds familiar, then you may remember her winning The Voice in 2018! And in just a few short years, she’s grown not only musically but personally as well. Helping us taste the nostalgia of memorable moments on our tongues, Brynn has shared some of her most personal memories through her recent tracks! Jump into the rain puddles with the interview below.
We are loving ‘Convertible in the Rain’ especially the musical build-up a few minutes into the track! Did the track start out this way from the beginning? What encouraged you to take the song from a really guitar-heavy, soft-spoken song to what the song is in the end?
Honestly, I was at a loss with how to end the song, I felt like it was cut off and hadn’t addressed it yet in the studio while we were recording vocals. I remember coming back in the room from recording the ending vocals where my producer Adam Argyle had been playing with the track. I didn’t know until he pressed play and he kept it running through what is now the outro… I was so excited when I heard it for the first time. I can’t wait to play that part live with a band 🙂
The track seems to be about a specific moment, special to you, yet also so relatable. Where did you gain inspiration for ‘Convertible in the Rain?’
‘Convertible in the Rain’ is a completely true story from a past relationship. I wrote this song as the relationship was ending, as a way to honor the good moments and what made it special.
This is your third single of the year, if you could use one word to describe this Brynn era, what would it be?
The video for ‘Convertible in the Rain’ pays homage to your roots. Who’s idea were the visuals behind the song and can you share a favorite memory from the shoot?
I wanted to bring ‘Convertible’ back to the place it began… it was an absolute pleasure to direct for the second time, especially for a song that means so much to me. My favorite memory during the shoot was the day before, we all went down early to check out the location and spent a long time walking on the beach, frolicking, and skipping rocks. It was magical
You released your first single in 2018, what do you think has been the biggest change in your music from then until now?
Now I feel more free and trusted in my creative process and am so grateful to have people behind me who believe in my vision.
In the new single you sing, “and we sang all the words to our favorite songs from the 70s.” What are some of your favorite tracks from that era?
Oh gosh…. Too many to name
Janis Joplin – ‘Me and Bobby McGee’
Billy Joel – ‘New York State of Mind’
Dolly Parton – ‘Here You Come Again’
Fleetwood Mac – ‘The Chain’
Elton John – ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’
Simon & Garfunkel – ‘Cecilia’
Many may know you from winning season 14 of The Voice! What is one thing you learned on the show that’s stuck with you?
I learned a lot about pulling a show together… stage design, lighting… the dramatics of it all. I am so grateful.
You have done some milestone performances since then, even touring with Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5! When did it hit you that you were living out your dream?
Singing ‘Miss Independent’ with Kelly every night of tour was the craziest thing I’ve ever done … not sure how I could ever top that haha.
And you’re currently on tour, what’s been your favorite part of that? What’s been your favorite song to play live?
It’s been so amazing to see people singing my songs back to me, since I barely had any music out for the Kelly tour it’s a completely new experience. I think Girl Code is my favorite song to play live.
Can you give us any hints on what fans can expect in 2023?
Gemini was the beginning of the story, starting in a small town in Massachusetts. Girl Code was the end, now in New York City. There’s a lot of stories in between to be told, starting with Convertible in the Rain… but like I said, LOTS of stories. So I have lots more to share
We can’t wait to hear all the stories Brynn has cooking up next year! But, as we wait patiently, you can find us reenacting the ‘Convertible in the Rain’ video around our hometown because that’s just how much we love it! What was your favorite part of the video? Share any 70s favorites with Brynn? Share with us in the comments below or tweet us over @TheHoneyPOP! You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.
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