Singer/Songwriter Caleb Bowser from Richmond, Texas is currently a high school student whose first introduction to music was learning to play the piano. He has been releasing singles and an EP that he produced and has learned how to make different kinds of music. Caleb produces and writes his own songs with the intention of his listeners being able to relate to the lyrics and has been learning some tricks about production and singing along the way that will be shown on his upcoming album. With influences from the Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B and Electronic genres, he wants to hear something a little off from one genre in his production and wants this album to be the first step in his musical journey.
The unique and haunting melody of “Sprite” is lighthearted and something that society needs right now. Adding a bit of flare with each layer of sounds, this mix of genres has a very down to earth tone with low vocals that flip between singing and rapping the lyrics. With an individualized style Caleb Bowser tells a story of being thirsty and meets his intentions of wanting to connect with a listener on a personal level – I’m sure you’ve been super thirsty. Though this song is not of a serious nature like some of his music, Caleb still creatively makes the connection and you can really feel his character through this track. With beats that you can really get moving to, and a chorus that is bound to get stuck in your head, this track is a imaginative way of presenting something that happens to everyone at some point in their life, if not frequently.
Listen to "Sprite" here and get to know more about Caleb Bowser below!
Hey Caleb! Fantastic to chat with you! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hello! Well, I'm 17 years old from Richmond Texas. I'm a high school senior getting ready to graduate, and I'm trying to figure out what I want to produce music wise. It was only last year I started producing my own music and decided to share it with people. Next year I'll be attending the University of Houston to study Computer Science, but I'll also be pursuing music.
What inspired you to write “Sprite”?
Sprite is my favorite drink and I wanted to write a song about it, so I wrote about a situation that happened. So, literally, the person I'm talking to in the song is asking me if I want a drink, and I wanna Sprite. It was at a party and we were hanging out and he asked if I wanted a drink, and I wanted a Sprite. The chorus wasn't initially me whispering Sprite, but after saying Sprite throughout the chorus, I knew it was so much more fun that way.
What artists do you draw your musical inspiration from?
There are so many artists I draw inspiration from! Sabrina Carpenter is my biggest influence. The way she sings, the lyrics, and the melodies she has are amazing and she inspires me to sound the way I do. Another would be Charlie Puth. He's amazing at production which I love about songs is how they are produced. Michael Jackson is another big one because I grew up listening to the Jackson Five and him with my dad. Michael Jackson's style and vibes are what I hope to radiate in my own way one day. One last major influence I want to say would be Conan Gray. His lyrics are spectacular in every way with being relatable. Also with his production, it's indie with pop that's the perfect mixture and he inspires me to sound the way I do, taking from multiple genres. Others would be Mariah Carey, Zedd, Owl City, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, and Troye Sivan.
Do you find that it is difficult trying to write music that connects with people on many emotional levels?
I do actually. I think that to write emotional music, you have to be vulnerable when writing. Something about how the song's written, or how the song is sung can deliver how much it actually means to the artist. If it means so much to me when writing it, then I know someone out in the world will feel it too. If I don't feel a certain way after writing the song, then to me it's not complete. In my song "Sprite", I feel connected to it in a fun and fresh way. It makes me feel good and wanna dance. So yeah, It's hard to write and make a song that'll connect with people and make them feel a certain way.
What can we expect from you in 2019?
You can expect more music for sure. My album "Summer Experiences" comes out May 13th! It's something I've been working on for a while now and I'm so excited to share with everybody! Each title is something that'll happen to someone in the summer, but each song may not be specifically about summer things. Sprite along with 8 other songs deliver stories that I hope can be relatable and also you can vibe along to. I'm super-duper excited to release it!
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