Having spent the last few years releasing a wave of bright and impressive offerings, LA-based singer and songwriter Caity Krone recently returned with her new EP 'Work Of Art', led up by the release's title-track.
Much like her work to date, 'Work Of Art' sees the frontwoman in a bold and uplifting guise. Taking her knack for fresh and vibrant songwriting and blending with a rich and textured production leaves her latest release filled with soaring moments and captivating prose.
So with the new EP available now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has inspired her most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
My voice, and my pen. Singing and writing always gave me a sense of confidence, and made me feel powerful when I otherwise was very self conscious about my physical appearance and other parts of my character. I was so afraid of taking up too much space physically, but I was proud when I sang, or when I wrote a poem or school assignment.
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
Right now there’s one person. I keep hoping that will change. I challenge myself and write about my body, about my family, about my roommate or my childhood, but when it’s late at night all I want to do is write about that one person.
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
Fearless and Speak Now era Taylor Swift, Adele’s 21 when that came out. Ed Sheeran’s first record and the British folk scene that surrounded it (Nina Nesbit, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Wombats, etc.) that I fell into because I loved The X Factor and One Direction. Fun fact, I wrote my first batch of songs ever (one is still up on Soundcloud, called Archipelago) after hearing ‘+’, and played an iPhone recording of me playing it to Ed Sheeran outside Nobu when I was fifteen. My friend was sitting at the table next to him and texted me, so I raced over in my pajamas and he listened to it outside on a smoke break. He said I had ‘real potential’.
What inspires you to make music?
I suppose this is a typical answer but it really is such an outlet for me. It’s nice to be able to get something that feels too heavy to carry out on paper to provide some relief, even if only just for a little white.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
Harry Styles, Feist, Adele, Carole King and Joni Mitchell, Samia, HAIM, Dolly Parton, Stevie Nicks, Aretha Franklin, smaller Los Angeles based artists like Ryann, Georgia Greene, Jensen McRae and Ethan Gruska.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
Every song is written about someone I know - many about people who I don’t speak to regularly anymore - or about myself.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Harry Styles. I always go to his LA shows with my friends and we have the most amazing time. He creates the best energy and a very safe space for his audience, it would be an honor to be a part of a show like that.
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
I don’t know if I ever imagined myself doing anything else. I suppose I’d be a photographer, since that’s my side gig at the moment, maybe a writer of some kind, or a manager. I’m really interested in the music business side of things, too.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Write about the life that has you and will have you, not the one that leaves you out.
Caity Krone's new EP 'Work Of Art' is available to stream and download now. Watch the new video for the title-track in the player below.