The Boston-based songstress doesn’t shy away from tough lessons in her newest release.
Caillie Hughes has always been in love with music. Growing up in a musical household with a piano-tuner father and dancer mother can do that to you.
Surrounded by musical influences and introduced to instruments at the tender age of four, Hughes fell in love with the creative process of making music and has honed her skills ever since. Having also graced stages such as the Hawthorne Hotel and The Wild Rover, Hughes is committed to her craft and strives to provide the best possible experience for her listeners and fans.
With a strong foundation in classical vocal training and determination to perfect her sound, Hughes continues to evolve musically through her ongoing studies of jazz and other contemporary vocal techniques. Her voice has a certain warmness, combined with velvety vocal tones and extensive range, adding an alluring mystique and balance to her music.
In short, Caillie Hughe’s music is modern yet refined, blending modern pop instrumentation with organic acoustic textures, creating a sound unique to her that is sure to resonate with listeners.
Hughes' latest single, "Temporary," perfectly showcases Hughes's musical identity. Over instrumentals that expertly blend hip-hop and pop elements, Hughes’s graceful yet powerful vocals shine through defiantly. When Hughes sings lyrics like “Now I’m where you once were: broken,” you feel it. Written in part by Hughes herself (with Dan Searl), “Temporary” is a powerful heartbreak anthem about realizing the truth of a broken love, sure to resonate with listeners worldwide.
Caillie Hughes’s “Temporary” is a powerful, perfectly executed reminder that love can be harsh. If you're looking for a fresh new voice in the music industry, look no further than Caillie Hughes. With her relatable storytelling and powerful vocals, she's sure to capture your ears and provide positive energy for the soul. Don't miss out on her latest single, "Temporary," and catch her live at her next performance in the Boston area.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Caillie! We loved “Temporary.” It was incredibly cool to see how effortlessly you blended hip-hop and pop elements. Your vocals tied the whole thing together in the best way possible. We have to ask, what was the inspiration behind “Temporary?" Did you draw from personal experiences? Yeah, I tend to write songs about life as it happens, from life lessons to growth, loss, falling in love, and heartbreak. I like to advocate for causes and mental health. The song “Temporary” reflects on a relationship that was great until it wasn’t. It was about realizing the truth of a once pure and whole love while watching that connection slowly fade into something else.
So you mentioned you’re currently based in Boston. What’s your favorite thing about Boston as a city, and how has living there influenced you as an artist? You know what? Boston is constantly evolving. There’s a very rich arts community that is a culmination of different cultures, influence, and expression manifesting into a city that is a smaller pond than New York and L.A. So you mentioned you grew up in a very musically inclined household and mentioned how you were introduced to music super young by your parents. How important have they been to the person and musician you are today? My dad is a pianist and has composed and arranged his works. It’s funny because my mom was a professional dancer and cheerleader for the New England Patriots, and my parents attended the original 1969 Woodstock. What do you want fans and listeners to feel when they listen to your music? Do you want to express any message to your fans through your music? I make the music that I feel in my soul is where I am at. And if people like it, stream it, and come to the shows, great, but to me, my artistic expression is honestly something I can’t even define at this time. Humility is a message for sure; it ties together with growth. Having the humility to write a song about a somewhat short-lived relationship. I think these days, the human touch is something to be valued.
What's next for Caillie Hughes? Do you have any big plans for 2023? My songwriting is like a gardening process. Somedays, I feel like cutting out the weeds; other days, I feel like planting roses. This year I expect a lot of great singles. I need to sit with my songs because you have two kinds of musical artists these days. The artist who drop their first album for the hype simply for marketing purposes and the artist who drops a legitimate first album.