Today, London born actress and songstress Caggie Dunlop released her highly anticipated debut single “Here We Are Again” written alongside collaborator EXES. With a beautifully soothing and serene tone, Caggie shares the all too familiar journey of reconnecting with a lost love as her emotive lyrics paint a picture that we can all relate to. “It’s about an experience when I saw this person for the first time since we had broken up. It’s that moment when you think you’re over it, and then you see them and you’re right back where you left off.”
At age 29, Caggie has blossomed in the limelight and is ready to embark on the next stage of her musical career and “Here We Are Again” is an impressive start. We were lucky enough to get to know Caggie, her influences, inspirations and what she does when she’s not writing music.
For anyone not familiar with your sound, how would you describe your music?
I find describing the music from a production /genre standpoint always a little tricky, and too vague to say something like ‘its pop with an electronic ethereal twist..’ Although, maybe that’s how I would describe it! My focus though is always on the songwriting, which is reminiscent, vulnerable. enchanting. It’s storytelling really- about a particular person in my life and that whole experience we had together…
Who or what influences you?
I really get influenced by so much, musically speaking; I’ve always loved Banks, Lykke li, Lana Del Ray…More recently I’ve been listening to a lot from Ultraviolet, Chelsea Cutler, Sasha sloan. Dagny. Nina Nesbitt is such an amazing and inspiring songwriter. I’m also really obsessed with this girl at the moment called King Princess. I’m predicting she’s about to blow up big time. But I can also get influenced/inspired by a word, someone might say something and I’ll go, that sounds like a song title. And write around that. Sonically again I’m still evolving and try not to be over influenced by whats currently on the radio, and just build for what makes sense for the song and treat every song uniquely.
What do you like to do outside of music?
I like writing scripts- its kind of a new thing since I was in LA, I guess it goes with the turf of living there. But it’s been fun exploring other creative outlets, I’m not sure when I’ll have a chance to execute them but hopefully one day. And I love poems. Thats always been a big release for me….and film has always been my favourite escape.
What is something we don’t know about you?
I wore a patch on my eye for about seven years….yep. I wasn’t the coolest kid. I had a really bad lazy eye and I had to wear a patch to try and strengthen it, plus have two operations to try and fix it. It’s pretty good now, But after a few glasses or red….it can get a little lazy again.
Where do you see your career in a few years time?
Still making music, perhaps writing more for other people. I see myself working from a studio in Malibu, living between London and LA, with good people around me. I would love to have toured, and to be doing more in TV and Film also.
Introduction written by Genea Bailey
Questions by Ashanti Jason