Caroline Kingsbury grew up in Florida and began writing songs at the age of 12. The project Kingsbury began last year when Caroline released three singles that amassed over a million plays on Spotify. Her new music takes a jump light years ahead, starting with the early summer single “All Gone.” A homemade, DIY pop song that started out as a garage band session, the single reaches new heights and introduces a truly original young artist to the world.
The Kingsbury sound has evolved, she is now the ripe age of 23 and making music your parents would have danced to at their senior prom. But there have been many highlights along the way, including her writing and recording the theme for Chelsea Handler’s new podcast “Life Will Be the Death of Me.” Kingsbury has also collaborated with NoMBe for his RE:IMAGINATION project, a duet with him on a remix of the song Milk & Coffee, produced by Youngr and recent shows supporting Aurora, NoMBe and Miya Follick.
Glide is proud to premiere the west coast rock & pop sound of “In My Brain” that combines the pop glory of Haim and the yesteryear loud and proud rock of Pat Benatar and Scandal. Kingsbury has a knack for molding artsy pretentions into hummable hooks and fantastical imagery.
“This is such a strange time to be young. Progress alongside regression can make you feel like there’s only two choices for the future; hope or fear,” says Kingsbury about “the single. “There’s no in between. I wrote In My Brain as an anthem for the uneasiness my generation feels about our past, present, and future. “Don’t want to live in the present, don’t want to go back in time, don’t want to be here forever, middle finger to my future life.” The culminating chorus line “middle finger to my future life” is the dramatic reaction to feeling like our future is out of control. Writing this deep in 2018, this sentiment was at its peak. My brain was “building a fortress” because it was just too much. I’m in my early 20’s and even now a year later the general sentiment seems like a half-joking half-serious we are “fucked.” But, I think making and consuming music is the most hopeful thing we can do. It forces us to feel despite everything trying to get us not to.”