Having been ensconced in the studio working on her forthcoming EP ‘Red Tape, Vol. 2’, Caitlyn Scarlett is pleased to announce details of a brand new track ‘Ornaments’ produced by Raf Riley (Diplo, Emile Sandé, Major Lazer) due this March. ‘Ornaments’ follows previous track ‘Happy When’ and is once again accompanied by visuals that portray Scarlett’s charm and elegant fragility.
Caitlyn details the track: “Ornaments is about my anxiety and rocky history surrounding relationships and navigating modern society, “People are like ornaments in shops I can’t afford” expresses difficulties I’ve faced with approaching, trusting and understanding others. Produced by Raf Riley who is one of my favourite people to write with, I feel like this song shows a lot of the real me, like reading out my diary. A vulnerable banger…”
She goes on to add: “I thought the video for Ornaments should be simple but striking, with undertones of isolation. I also wanted to shoot on real film because I love instant nostalgia and hazy romantic visuals, so we used 35mm and had colour themes for each location which we coordinated the styling with. From my own experiences with social anxiety I think that one common symptom of a deep underlying need for human connection, is to constantly reject others and pull away from society, as a self defence. I wanted the video to carry that theme metaphorically whilst also being aesthetically pleasing to watch reinterpret as desired.”
Listen to ‘Ornaments’ – BELOW:
Following the acclaim of her previous EP ‘Red Tape, Vol 1’ earlier this year, Caitlyn garnered support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Wonderland, The 405, Huw Stephens, Radio X and BBC Introducing. Having already amassed over 6 million streams on Spotify, the young singer-songwriter finds herself collaborating with producers and artists such as MNEK, Shakka, DJ Dahi (Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean), MelO x (Beyoncé) and Levi Lennox – (M.I.A, Krept & Konan, Zayn Malik).
‘Ornaments’ is a continuation of a career full of promise. Born and raised in a small village called Bray, Caitlyn started writing her own songs at the age of nine. A self-taught guitarist and pianist raised in a musical household, she left home at seventeen for the bright lights of London, a move that looks to have paid off in spades as Caitlyn becomes one of the UK’s hotly anticipated acts for 2018.