Listen Now To Cailin Russo – The Drama
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Cailin Russo Releases ‘The Drama’ EP was executively produced by Chris Coady
Talking about the new project, Cailin explains, “The whole EP is a play by play of everything I went through during my crumbling relationship. The highs, the lows, the confusing fucked up parts, and in conclusion, The Drama. The story starts at the demise, from a place of defeat…but the hero perseveres, and regains her power. I like to think of the whole experience as a sad triumph, sonically and spiritually.”
Earlier this year, Cailin revealed to Billboard “I’m so grateful to finally release my second EP…and to also have it be the foundation to my future sounds. Cheers and thank you to new wave music for saving my life at the end of 2018. And thank you to my muse that burned me… without that I couldn’t have rebuilt. I learned that through trauma comes pain. Pain turns into art. Art changes perspective (for yourself and whoever) and after all that you can find freedom. That was the blueprint to my project ‘The Drama’. Life is always gonna hurt. I just smile through the pain.”
Along with the new EP comes a brand new video for the single, “You Touch Me, I Touch You Back,” which serves as the third and final part in the trilogy, following “Declaration” and “Fade.”
Cailin wrote the treatments for and co-directed/edited all three videos alongside Ganna Bogdan with production from Rebecca Hearn. Watch the video for “You Touch Me, I Touch You Back” HERE.
The six-track EP features two previously released tracks, including lead single, “Declaration,” a hazy 80’s guitar-drenched number, which Cailin calls “a fierce proclamation of a mistake from which I couldn’t seem to escape,” explaining that “the song comes from that feeling where you almost reach the bottom and you have nothing to do but accept it, own it and let it run its course.” A gentle coo cruises over a thudding beat between echoes of guitar as she candidly admits, “This is the declaration of a fuck up, a product of how I was raised, and I can’t expect a single teardrop. Whoa, I am ashamed.”