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Colbie Caillat talks about her ’15th Anniversary Tour — Coco Live’

Grammy award-winning artist Colbie Caillat chatted about her “15th Anniversary Tour — Coco Live.”

Colbie Caillat
Colbie Caillat. Photo Courtesy of Colbie Caillat
Colbie Caillat. Photo Courtesy of Colbie Caillat

Grammy award-winning artist Colbie Caillat chatted about her “15th Anniversary Tour — Coco Live.”

“It is wild to know it has been 15 years. There is so much nostalgia that comes back from singing these songs. I had to re-learn a lot of them. Getting to see my fans out there singing along is old,” she said.

Caillat is a two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who has sold over six million albums and 10 million singles worldwide. “You forget that people are listening,” she said with a sweet laugh. “It is easy listening, I’ll take it.”

Her breakthrough hit single “Bubbly” remains “one of the best-selling digital tracks in history” and her multi-platinum debut album “Coco” hit No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart upon release, while her sophomore studio album “Breakthrough” landed at No. 1.

On being an artist in the digital age, Caillat said, “Honestly, I think it’s great. Obviously, I still like buying and supporting music but I understand streaming. Years ago, I wondered how many people listened to a song. That’s what I love about streaming: you get to see how many times people are playing the song, so I think it makes sense.”

Her third musical effort “All of You,” “Brighter Than The Sun” went platinum while her fourth album “Gypsy Heart” features her platinum single “Try” which touches on the hardships women in the music industry face. It was co-written by iconic producer and singer-songwriter, Babyface. Its companion video quickly became a viral phenomenon.

Colbie has played sold-out venues everywhere alongside everybody from John Mayer to Sheryl Crow. Throughout her career, she has been a spokesperson and supporter for ASPCA, the Surfrider Foundation, Save The Music, Farm Sanctuary, and The Humane Society of the United States.

On October 16, Caillat will be performing at The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island. “I am so excited to be back at The Paramount,” she said. “It is going to the East Coast in the fall and I am so excited to be out with my band and my crew and I get to play in intimate theaters, where I get to see everyone up close and personal.”

On her music and songwriting inspirations, Caillat said, “I am inspired by my life and what I am going through whether it’s falling in love, or having a crush, heartbreak, or uncertainties of a relationship. Sometimes, I will write about what people around me are going through, which is very helpful because it’s another perspective shift. It helps you get creative and to say something different.”

“My favorite part about songwriting is that we can all relate and feel like we are not alone at that time,” she added.

On the title of the current chapter of her life, she said, “I wrote a new album the last couple of years, and I will be playing some new songs at the show. New music will be coming out early next year, which I am really happy about.”

Caillat listed Chris Martin of Coldplay, Chris Stapleton, and Morgan Wallen, as her dream duet choices in music. “I’ve always loved Chris Martin and Coldplay. That would be amazing,” she said.

From her catalog, she listed “I Never Told You” as her personal favorite tune. “That song means a lot and I love singing it,” she admitted. “It’s one of my top favorites to sing.”

If she were to have any superpower, she noted that it would be “flight.” “If I could fly, that would be so cool,” she said.

For young and aspiring artists, Caillat said, “Practice your craft, you need to master it and you need to know all of the different areas around it. If you are a singer or play an instrument, take lessons, practice, and make sure you are in front of people and perform a lot. Just really be you as an artist. Do what you do best and people are going to love it.”

On her definition of the word success, Caillat said, “Success can mean so many different things. If you are happy with your life that’s success. It’s about finding your place and what is right for you.”

For her fans, the “Bubbly” singer concluded about the tour, “I hope to see people at the show. Thanks for listening to my music all these years and for coming to my shows and for helping me grow into the artist and the woman that I am today. I am so grateful.”

To learn more about Colbie Caillat, her music and tour dates, follow her on Instagram and check out her official website.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 20,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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