OLBIE CAILLAT NEW SINGLE, “FALLIN’ FOR YOU” IMPACTS RADIO “BREAKTHROUGH” SET FOR AUGUST 25 RELEASE
Smash Single ‘Bubbly’ Named BMI’s 2008 Song Of The Year
(Los Angeles, CA – June 10, 2009) “Fallin’ For You”, the first track from platinum plus COLBIE CAILLAT’S August 25 album BREAKTHROUGH, hit radio yesterday. The song was written by Colbie and Rick Nowels, and was produced by Nowels, John Shanks, and Ken Caillat. Late last month, Caillat was named one of BMI’s Songwriters of the Year and her song “Bubbly” was the 2008 BMI Song of the Year.
The award winning singer/songwriter, whose refreshing style and mesmerizing vocals captured a global following the past two years thanks to her breakout Universal Republic debut album COCO, is working with an impressive array of producers, songwriters, and artists on the new album, Grammy winning songsmiths such as Rick Nowels (Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Dido and others), Shanks (Michelle Branch, Celine Dion and others), and acclaimed songwriter and 2009 American Idol judge, Kara DioGuardi (Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood). The charismatic artist even set up a hi-octane ‘writing camp’ in Hawaii last year, inviting familiar collaborators Jason Reeves and Mikal Blue (who co-produced/co-wrote her debut smash) and Kara DioGuardi to the creative free-for-all.
Caillat and her team wrote 50 songs for the album and recorded 20. She played the music for a small group of fans this weekend to help her determine the final 12-15 that will make the album. “In making COCO, I put a lot of songs and mixes on my Myspace page and listened to what my fans had to say about each. I really want to keep them in on the process with me this time around, also. We are a great team!”
Colbie’s laid back style has connected with nearly 40 million myspace fans who have played her songs over 75 million times on her web page. “Bubbly” became a multi-format smash at virtually every radio, video and online platform imaginable. The catchy song was #1 on AC and Hot AC radio for nearly half a year, soaring to the top of The Top 40 charts as it became the #21 Best Selling digital track of all time.
Billboard named Colbie their “Rising Star” and she was nominated for a host of honors, including an American Music Award and Teen Choice Awards, winning 6 coveted 2008 WORF Awards (handed out by a survey of online critics and bloggers), including Female Icon Of The Year, and selected for VH1’s “You Oughta Know.”
Colbie has also become an in-demand collaborator, appearing on an acclaimed duet with country sensation Taylor Swift on the song “Breath,” and scoring a hit coupling with singer/songwriter Jason Mraz on his song “Lucky.”