Spotlight Interview with Cavono
A new single from Cavono brings out that crisp and bright pop sound that takes honest lyrics and blends them with an upbeat feel that feels bouncy and bright with keys and synths to go along with melodic and soothing vocals.
"I'm On Fire" is a vibrant track that boasts a bit of a cinematic style, and it grows musically as it plays on and it pulls together with a memorable chorus that hits notes that stick with you for days.
You will likely find yourself trying to sing along with that chorus, but it may be tough to hit those notes.
Cavono has a way of breeding songs that have such a distinct feel to them that make you think and feel.
They feel like soundtracks to instances in your life. Like chapters or scenes.
This single takes elements of classic pop that touch on nostalgic undertones and brings them into a current platform and soundscape.
The song takes on an atmosphere that's really, its own.
Beautifully strung together and passionately performed with layers of textured vocals and music that all let you get washed away with the sound, "I'm On Fire" takes you to another place all together.
There is a wonderful intensity in those choruses and hooks that lets you get engulfed by it and it feels good to let it happen.
If you like this single you'll like everything from Cavono for sure.
With such a killer release, we wanted to have a chat with the artist to find out more.
Here's what happened.
RAG: Okay so let's start with "I'm On Fire". This track had a vibrant and colorful feel to it! Where did this single come from?
“Well, I wanted it to be a legacy for my dog. It sounds very emotional yet fun to bob to, which is what I wanted. My dog is very sick at the moment, yet he’s still giving it his all whenever I’m awake and about. So I never really know when he’s feeling all that great, so with the song, I was putting myself in…his paws on what his experience could be currently.”
RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this release. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
“Dean Martin, that one I know without a doubt, but I’m also a major fan of John Legend and Billie Eilish. I’m not going to lie, when it comes to my music, I feel theres a little influence of all three in each song. I love Deans heavy voice which works because I’m also a bass, I vibe with Johns emotion put into his music, and the atmosphere Billie brings in every production is what I strive towards. I want to paint a picture with words and sound when someone closes their eyes.”
RAG: So how did this all begin for you really? When did you fall in love with making music?
“I’d say about a year and a half ago. I started doing karaoke with friends around my city, was terrified just thinking about a stage. Then I said why not and sung my first song, after that all fear just sort of vanished. Going forward a lot of people hinted that I should think about getting into music which I was against for a while. Assuming it would be more worth then it was worth. I was only partly correct. It is a lot of work, but the pay off good and bad for me was worth it, every time.”
RAG: What's next for you as an artist?
“I want to find more people who love my sound and can help me further discover what I can do. I’ve been told several times this past year that I’m a crooner with a pop soul, I still don’t know what this means. So I’m basically playing it by ear, working with my ranges, and giving every part of me so that no matter what theres always something others can listen to, even if its just one song.”
RAG: What inspires you to write a song?
“EVERYTHING, sometimes when I am writing, the song being applied to paper may not even be something that I have gone through myself. It could be an emotion or a scene I witness just out and about during my day. I know I’m not the only person who goes through one thing, but someone may feel like they are, and I want to write for them, so that they may have a chance to know their not alone.”
RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
“When I’m not working on music, I’m WORKING. That’s all I really have time for really. That and playing video games here and there. Games are like the biggest outlet I have currently next to work.”
RAG: Who are you listening to right now?
“At the moment I am listening to myself, over, and over again, to see if there are things I could tweak and adjust for future projects. Besides myself, I’ve been dabbling into Sam Smith, Willow, and a few upcoming artists I’ve been getting compared to on Spotify, and of course my girl Billie.”
RAG: Are you doing live performances?
“Not currently. It scared me for a while even thinking about it, but I’ve realized the deeper I got into music it would eventually be required, so over time I’ve accepted my fate and am not looking forward to it. In July, I will be joining a few local artists to perform some of our own material at a music venue here In Texas, I think it would be a great experience. I’ve always said I could sing karaoke effortlessly, but when it comes to my own music, my heart races. We will see.”
RAG: This single seems like a big undertaking. What kind of advice might you have for other up and coming artists out there?
“Don’t forget to breathe.”
RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
“THANK YOU ALL!!!. I really hope everyone likes what’s out and are looking forward to what’s to come. Not only am I making music for you all, but for myself as well. Lets all grow together.”