Colbie Caillat grew up around music her entire life, as her father, Ken, co-produced Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tusk Albums.Colbie Caillat’s music career really started off when she started posting her music on Myspace Music.I had to break through all my fears and insecurities and really try hard to become the person I want to be.And so I wanted to send that message out to people because I know we all feel like we're the only ones who have insecurities. It has the same vibe, but I think I've matured a lot over the past couple of years, and I've been working with different songwriters and had more life experiences.Breakthrough, the title of Colbie Caillat's sophomore release (set for August), could just as aptly describe her 2007 debut, Coco, which featured the fresh-faced singer's smash hit "Bubbly," went platinum, and garnered attention from the likes of John Mayer (who invited her on his 2008 summer tour) and Taylor Swift (with whom she cowrote "Breathe").We caught up with Caillat to chat about the new record, pulling pranks on Mayer, and the benefits of dating friends. I was going through a really rough time for a while—being in the spotlight was strange for me.Under the swarms of over-produced and under-sung pop hits, Colbie Caillat emerged with her stripped down and catchy single, "Bubbly", in 2007.Since then, she released two top ten albums, won two Grammy's, and released her third album this July, 2011.
She’s also played sold out venues everywhere alongside everybody from John Mayer to Sheryl Crow. Being a Gemini might have something to do with it, or it could just be her innate predilection for progression. At the same time, I love having my amazing style and hair and makeup team get me ready for shows.
Gently plucking an acoustic guitar along to a lush piano melody, the singer makes a powerful statement about female body image.
For the lyric video, she enlists both fans and celebrities to appear without makeup, freeing themselves and bravely embracing natural beauty.
And I've been open to different instruments and production styles, so I think it's a little bit more grown-up and a little bit more sophisticated.
Are there any songs in particular that you think will take off the way "Bubbly" did?