The events of 2020 completely changed the lives of many people, including songbird Caitlyn Smith. The first days of the pandemic took what should have been one of the most exciting weeks of her career ad left her full of doubt.
After releasing her second album, Supernova, the same week the country went on lockdown, Smith had plenty of time to consider who she wants to be as an artist and what she wants her music to say. After taking the opportunity to reflect, Smith has remained resilient and is coming back stronger than ever.
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She’s not only giving fans a glimpse into her new sound with her powerful new song “High,” she’s also been hard at work on self-producing her forthcoming new album. Wanting to be sure this record was reflective of herself in every way, Smith wrote on each song and polished each note until it was to her liking.
“Self-producing has taught me so much about trusting my own compass,” shares Smith. “In the past, I’ve been guilty of looking for direction from everyone else. That’s why I decided to choose my own adventure. It has been a beautifully terrifying experience and has added a layer of vulnerability when you’re also responsible for painting the sonic landscape as an artist, in addition to writing and singing the songs.”
What some fans may not know is that Miley Cyrus originally recorded and released “High” on her Plastic Hearts album. Smith co-wrote the song alongside Cyrus and Jennifer Erin Decilveo and now, she’s releasing it the way she envisioned it when she first wrote it. Click above to listen.
In the twelve years since moving to Nashville from her home state of Minnesota, Smith has written songs for many artists, including Dolly Parton, Meghan Trainor, Lady A, and James Bay (just to to name a few).
Caitlyn Smith’s new album will be honest, vulnerable, and powerful. Fans will have to wait to get their hands on the project, however, they will have the chance to see Caitlyn Smith live on select dates of Reba’s 2022 Tour.