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ARTIST INTERVIEW: COLBIE CAILLAT

August 24, 2012

 

Talk to an artist about

his or her “overnight success”, and listen. You’ll likely receive a bristling response,

playing up countless sweaty nights in small bars, the years spent honing their craft and suffering for their art,

and the sacrifices made in pursuit of success.

 

style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">You won’t get that out of Colbie

Caillat. She's too honest for that.  But don’t think for a moment you’ll get a response as

sunny as her trademark summer songs.

 

"margin: 0in 0in 0pt">“I was scared,” she said bluntly, as she

recounted her rocket ride to stardom when she was barely in her twenties. Within a year, Caillat went from an

unknown to the first of the “Youtube stars” to a multi-million selling artist, playing to thousands

before even conquering a coffeehouse. Stardom was a beast she had to stare down, then tame, before becoming

comfortable in her art and her skin.

 

"margin: 0in 0in 0pt">On tour with Gavin Degraw (at the Town Toyota Center this

Sunday), Caillat says she’s in a great place, comfortable with her art, the spotlight that comes with it,

and the music she gets to play every night.