While the latest single from rising country artist Caiiista Clark may be addressed in particular to young girls struggling in this social media led world, I think we can all benefit from the words of wisdom she offers up in ” Brave Girl”, out now via Big Machine Records and available to stream/download here https://callistaclark.lnk.to/BraveGirl
Co-written by Callista, Emily Landis and Ben Johnson the inspiring anthem encourages self – acceptance and self-belief, urging the listener to embrace their unique qualities rather than try to change to be like everyone else. She reassures us that ” You’re gonna be ok even if you don’t believe it” .
The Opry NextStage artist shares ” I wrote ‘Brave Girl ‘ when I was 15 years old and at first, it was too emotional for me to perform. When I finally decided to play it at my live shows, I saw an immediate reaction from everyone and knew it was something special. I hope everyone finds a little encouragement and bravery through the message in this song “.
On the studio version Callista strikes just the right balance of vulnerability and empowerment vocally, the track building sonically as she unleashes her strong soulful voice as it progresses. In addition you can watch a truly moving acoustic performance of the song, filmed at the legendary Ryman Auditorium , here…..
Eighteen year old Callista became Country radio’s most successful new artist of 2021 and shows no sign of slowing down. This new single serves as the final preview of her eagerly anticipated debut album “Real To Me : The Way I Feel “ produced by Nathan Chapman and set for release on October 14th via Big Machine Records which includes her first top 20 ” It’s Cause I Am”... pre-order here https://callistaclark.lnk.to/RTMTWIF_UK
Callista co-wrote all ten tracks alongside names you are bound to recognise from the track list below as some of the finest around, including Laura Veltz, Emily Shackleton, Liz Rose, Jimmy Robbins and Chris DiStefano.
Having made her UK debut at c2c earlier this year we can look forwards to catching Callista when she returns to our shores to join Brett Young in November for a run of sold-out shows. For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit CallistaClark.com and follow along with Callista’s journey on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
REAL TO ME: THE WAY I FEEL TRACK LIST 1. “It’s ‘Cause I Am” | Callista Clark, Cameron Jaymes, Laura Veltz 2. “Gave It Back Broken” | Callista Clark, Emily Shackelton 3. “Change My Mind” | Callista Clark, Dan Isbell, Jonathan Singleton 4. “Worst Guy Ever” | Callista Clark, Jordan Reynolds, Emily Weisband 5. “Brave Girl” | Callista Clark, Ben Johnson, Emily Landis 6. “Wish You Wouldn’t” | Callista Clark, Emily Falvey, Lalo Guzman 7. “Heartbreak Song” | Callista Clark, Chris DeStefano, Liz Rose, Emily Shackelton 8. “Don’t Need It Anymore” | Callista Clark, Cameron Jaymes, Melissa Peirce 9. “Sad” | Callista Clark, Sarah Buxton, Jimmy Robbins 10. “Real To Me” | Callista Clark, Casey Robert Brown, Laura Veltz