Colbie Caillat Chats Up Show At Caesars Atlantic City, New Album & More!

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You know Colbie Caillat better than you think. She writes those songs that stick with you…and has the ability to capture moments that usually can’t be put into words.  Not to mention, her beautiful, mellow vocals always have a way of bringing you to a happy place.

We first met Colbie in 2007 with the release of “Bubbly” off of her debut album, Coco. Some even knew of “Bubbly” before it became #1 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart and  #5 on the Hot 100, though. Perhaps Colbie Caillat’s first real “big break” came when she blew up Myspace. So much so that Universal Republic took notice, and snatched her up soon after.

Coco produced another one of Caillat’s most popular tracks, “Realize” and a slew of other hits followed off of her two later albums (Breakthrough and All Of You) – “Fallin’ For You”, “I Never Told You”, “Brighter Than The Sun” and “I Do” just to name a few. And trust us, you know all of them. Plus, she’s been part of other awesome projects like numerous duets (“Lucky” with Jason Mraz ring a bell?) and lent her writing chops and backing vocals to Taylor Swift’s Grammy-winning Fearless album. To sum it up, girl has it going on. And she’s coming to the Circus Maximus Theater at Caesars Atlantic City next Saturday.

We sat down to talk with Colbie about this, her new album, and more! Check it out, below.

 

Colbie Caillat

 

TAC: First off, we love that you are so active on social media! Is this something you will always put effort into because of the way you were discovered?

Colbie Caillat: I have always had a dialogue with my fans; first through Myspace and now through Twitter, Facebook and other outlets.  I really love to be in touch with them, hear about what they are going through, and am really touched when they tell me that my music has helped them or made them feel good in some way.

TAC: What is the first purchase you made with your first big music industry paycheck?

Colbie Caillat: I bought myself a cute, white, used 3 series BMW convertible! I loved that car! My friend drives it now so it’s still in the family!

TAC: Love that! You seem like a down to earth, levelheaded girl. What kind of pressure do you feel being in the public eye, if any?

Colbie Caillat: I don’t really feel pressure, although it doesn’t seem fair that if you are a celebrity and you make a mistake in front of a camera, the whole world knows in 30 seconds!  I like to be myself, and most of my friends are friends that I have had since elementary school, so, that keeps me grounded. Plus I am close to my family.

TAC: You have a song with Gavin DeGraw, “We Both Know” currently on the Safe Haven soundtrack. One of your other hit songs, “Lucky” is a collaboration with Jason Mraz and you’ve also done duets with Common and Brad Paisley just to name a few. What other artists would you love to work with?

Colbie Caillat: My dream was always to work with Lauren Hill and then Common, whom I love. His spirit is so great.  Half of my dream has come true already because I recorded with Common for my last album.

TAC: That’s awesome! Now just gotta get the other half done. What is something you get when collaborating with other artists that you don’t when creating music on your own and vice versa?

Colbie Caillat: You get to bounce ideas off of one another, of course.  Sometimes an idea starts small and then after ping ponging back and forth, it becomes something completely different than it would have been if you were on your own. Or a collaborator can bring a rhythm to a lyric that I heard in my head in a different way.  It’s a lot of fun.

TAC: What has been the most exciting moment of your career so far?

Colbie Caillat: I have been lucky enough to go to The White House twice and meet the President and his family. That’s pretty special. I have met two presidents! Plus, I went to the Nobel Peace Prize awards in Norway, worked with artists  I’ve been inspired by for years, won two Grammy’s, traveled the world…I’m so grateful for all of it!

TAC: What can fans expect from your show here at Caesars on 3/23?

Colbie Caillat: I hope they will hear many of their favorites from my last three albums and I’ll be playing songs from upcoming album too! I love to know what my fans think of them.

TAC: Speaking of your upcoming album, this will be your fifth! So far, what has you most excited about this album and when can we hear it?!

Colbie Caillat: It will be out in the fall. I’m already so excited to record it this summer. I am loving all the songs I’ve been writing with people and the direction I’m taking the music!

TAC: What advice would you give to beginning songwriters?

Colbie Caillat: Learn your craft and everything there is to know about it. Make sure you love what you do and be willing to put in an extreme amount of work. Know that it is constant and try to keep it fun! Be you!

TAC: Where do you think you would be if you weren’t in the music business?

Colbie Caillat: I would probably be a photographer in Hawaii doing charity work for animals in my spare time and making art pieces for home decor.

 

And as much as we would love said home decor, we are glad that she is in the music business! Even more so that she is coming to Caesars AC on March 23rd at 9 p.m.! Get your tickets here if you haven’t already! They’re going fast!

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A music junkie and pop culture nerd, Jackie has been storytelling and producing exclusive content through various forms of media since she was a teenager running online fan clubs on Yahoo Groups. Remember those? A Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Ithaca College took her to the City of Angels where she scored bylines in The Hollywood Reporter and dabbled in music PR. An East Coast girl at heart, she circled back to her home state of New Jersey where she penned Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City’s Atlantic City Blog and hasn’t looked back since.

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