Colbie Caillat Announces New Album “Along the Way”, Shares New Song “Pretend”
American singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat has announced her seventh studio album “Along the Way” will be released on September 22, 2023.
It is her first body of work in seven years since the 2016 album “The Malibu Sessions”.
The album was recorded in Nashville and comprises 12-track, produced by Jamie Kenney.
From the album, she unveiled the second single “Pretend” on June 9, 2023, following Worth It” released back in April.
The track was written by Colbie Caillat, AJ Pruis and Liz Rose. Produced by Jamie Kenney.
The accompanying music video was directed by Patrick Tracy.
“I wrote 'Pretend' when I was reminiscing the good parts of my last relationship and wanting to pretend we were back together so I could re-live and feel those good times we shared again,” Colbie Caillat said of the song in a statement. “Although the album is full of breakup songs, I felt it was important to share the optimism I still feel about the future and the respect I have for what I've experienced in the past.”
- She continued, “I started the idea and wrote the first half of the chorus in my bedroom. Then I called Liz & AJ and said I had another song idea and wanted to get together so we could write it! So we did!”
She added, about the process of making the song, “It's always nice starting a song by myself so I can make sure it's something I really want to say and that is coming from me and something I'm experiencing. Then getting to collaborate with amazing writers to complete the song makes my heart so happy. And when you record it in the studio it's one of the best feelings when you get to add all the beautiful instrumentation and harmonies! I love the entire process!”
- source : Apple Music