Spotlight Interview with Cailo


A new single from Cailo gets real with an existential undertone that also portrays a message and does so with an infectious rhythm and manages to keep it very real.


"Suicide Bay" is an intense and ever growing single that transforms into dance and pop with an R&B overlay and lyrical content that can be all to relatable to many.


The track has a sort of building intensity and is comprised of orchestrated strings, a unique and poppy bass tone, and vocals that add this soulful and melodic approach that really amplifies the song itself.


This track can hit people in different ways. It talks of things we think about sometimes and it is a bit engulfing if we let it get that far and it's very important for someone to be releasing a song about it all like this.


The song was in fact created in honor of mental health awareness month and it's incredible how a song can be so catchy and have so much lush instrumentation going on and still have that seriousness and that message embedded in it.


This was impressive not only lyrically but musically as well and Cailo is known for creating some wonderfully tasteful and energetic dance and pop music as a whole so if you like one song, you'll probably find them all addictive.


With the release of "Suicide Bay" we had to have as chat with the artist to find out where this all came from and where it's all headed as well.


Here's what happened.


RAG: Okay so let's start with "Suicide Bay". The track has such a pop musical style and has a real message to it! Where did this single come from?


This single came from my real life experiences. I used to be a police officer prior to following my dreams and transitioning into music production. During that time, I unfortunately saw a lot of suicides and experienced several traumatic events myself. The hook of this song describes suicide cases I’ve had or responded to. The verses describe my thoughts, battle with depression, mental state and overall perspective. The ending of the song provides hope and encouragement to take things slow and live another day. It was only right to release “Suicide Bay” during mental health awareness month.


RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this release. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?


My biggest musical influences are Avicii and Coldplay. I love the music production of Avicii and Coldplay’s lyricism.


RAG: So how did this all begin for you really? When did you fall in love with making music?


I found my love for music as a child while singing in the church choir, and began to write little songs as a kid. I got into music production around eighteen with a primary focus on R&B/Hip-hop. Around twenty-five, I began producing EDM/Pop music and haven’t turned back since. I fell in love with EDM because of its intricacies and beautiful melodies. I loved the fact that you could mix/match so many different genres. EDM is just so cool to me and the community is awesome.


RAG: What's next for you as an artist?


I will be releasing more music this summer and an EP before the year is up. I have a few unreleased songs that are finished and I’m continuing to cook up new music as we speak.


RAG: What inspires you to write a song?


Life experiences, current events and emotions. Writing is cathartic for me, it’s a release. Writing is like a purge, mentally and spiritually. No matter where I am in life and what I’m doing, I never stop writing.


RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?


When I’m not making music I’m traveling, biking, hiking or playing video games. I’m also really into sports so I keep up with most of the major ones.


RAG: Who are you listening to right now?


Everything from rap to classical. I have a really wide taste when it comes to music, but lately I’ve been listening to Matoma, King Von, Kendrick Lamar, Kygo and The Temptations.


RAG: Are you doing live performances?

Yes. They’re usually online through social media such as Tiktok. I plan to do some more live DJ sets.


RAG: This single seems like a big undertaking. What kind of advice might you have for other up and coming artists out there?


Practice, practice, practice. Never stop learning and don’t be afraid to do something different. You’ll hear people say this all the time, but have fun! If you enjoy making music, things will flow naturally and come together. Don’t get down on yourself when you are starting out. When applicable, try to use the criticisms you receive to get better.


RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?


Thanks for listening. I really mean it. I appreciate every single one of you and will keep releasing music through and through. God bless y’all.

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