At the 2016 BMI Pop Awards, Singer Colbie Caillat was honored for her empowering anthem “Try.”
We caught up with her on the red carpet to discuss being honored and her upcoming album!
Jules Joy: Tell me about being here at this amazing event and being honored with so many great artists?
Colbie Caillat: The artists here tonight are incredible. I can’t wait to say hi to everyone. I have some friends here tonight like Andy Grammer and Rachel Platten, who I’ve toured with. I’ve been with BMI since the beginning, for like 10 years now and they’ve always made me feel so comfortable and like family. I just really appreciate them always honoring my music and being so kind to me.
Jules Joy: What are you working on? Are you working new music? What can your fans expect?
Colbie Caillat: I have a new album … It’s actually an old album, but it’s coming out. I recorded it like 3 years ago and no one’s heard it yet. It’s coming out this fall. I’m going to be putting out a single this summer and a tour and an album in the fall. I’m excited.
Jules Joy: What are some of your inspirations for your songs? Do you listen to other artists? What are you into?
Colbie Caillat: I love everything. I love all styles of music. Mostly like classic rock and reggae, but I also love pop like current artists. I really like that whole acoustic vibe. Paul Simon inspired the album that I’m going to be putting out next.
Jules Joy: What do you like the most about Taylor Swift’s music?
Colbie Caillat: She’s just honest and she knows exactly what she wants to put out. It’s so amazing because a lot of people have a hard time figuring out who they are and how they want to represent themselves. She’s known it from the start, she’s just an incredible inspiration to all artists.
Jules Joy contributed reporting.