Colbie Caillat & Sheryl Crow Team Up for New Song “I'll Be Here”
American singer-songwriters Colbie Caillat and Sheryl Crow teamed up to release a new song “I'll Be Here” on September 8, 2023.
The song is the fifth single off of Colbie Caillat's upcoming seventh studio album “Along the Way”, which is set to be released on October 6, 2023.
This marks the first collaboration between Colbie Caillat and Sheryl Crow.
The track was written by Colbie Caillat, Brett James, Jason Reeves, and Kenny Edmonds. Produced by Jamie Kenney. The accompanying music video was directed by Tess Lafia.
Colbie Caillat wrote the song in 2011 and has many versions of this song. She released another version of the song called “Never Gonna Let You Down” with Kenny Babyface Edmonds and Jason Reeves in 2016.
This time, she re-recorded the original version for the album.
Colbie Caillat said of the song, “This song was written about being there for the ones you love and knowing they will always be there for you too.”
- She continued, “I wrote 'I'll Be Here' with Brett James at my house in California about 13 years ago. We wanted to write an uplifting song for anyone to sing to whoever they love, including singing it to yourself because that's important, too. Over the years, we recorded many variations of it, but this one is the original and my favorite and how it was always meant to sound. My heart is so happy and in awe that my lovely friend Sheryl Crow is singing it with me. Her legendary voice and calm tone so perfectly share the message of this nurturing song with me. And Jamie Kenney's tasteful production took it all the way home.”
She added, “We recorded this song a couple years ago and have been waiting for the right time to release it. Jamie Kenney produced this song and entire record and he is one of my all-time favorite producers and friends. This summer we asked Sheryl to sing her vocal on it, and it all came together, pretty fast! It's been a blast and a long time coming!”
- source : Apple Music