INsiders Guide: Callaghan Belle, Only Yours, Jerrica Alyssa, Jordan Siwek
“Dear Detroit” is the debut single from Callaghan Belle. Born and raised in Detroit, she began writing music at eight years old and signed a record deal with Ken Caillat by the time she was in high school. A songwriter, producer, and actor, she’s written songs for R&B artist JoJo and Grammy winner Colbie Caillat, with tracks featured on Netflix’s “Extinction” and STX Entertainment’s “Bye Bye Man” to name a few. On her debut single, “Dear Detroit,” Callaghan Belle crafts an introspective narrative about the pressure of trying to fit into a new city and the solitude of leaving the familiar behind. Inspired by a meeting in which she was encouraged to create an edgy persona to find success as an artist, Belle instead turned to what she knew best; writing a bittersweet urban-pop banger wrapped in a contemplative storytelling style.
Lead by acclaimed songwriter, Lowell Sostomi, Only Yours debut full length is an album about self-reflection and existing in an overwhelming time. Produced by legendary producer, Joe Chiccarelli, (The Shins, The White Stripes, Morrissey) and engineered by Leon Taheny (Arcade Fire, Dilly Dally Weaves), “Overrun” is an epic indie pop record, immersing the listener in high energy, driving choruses and emotionally charged ballads. You don’t want to miss out on this!
Jerrica Alyssa’s new single is entitled “Ride”, and is inspired by the anticipation of exploring the undiscovered. She studied at ARCT, and has spent years pour her heart and soul into her songwriting. Once she moved to Nashville, Jerrica began touring the world and appearing on television shows, including Canadian Idol, Her sound incorporates a variety of genres including pop, funk and R&B. Make sure you check out Jerrica’s new single so you can hear what all the buzz is about.
Jordan Siwek has just premiered the video for his hit single “Lover and a Giver”. The song draws inspiration from artists like John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell and Marvin Gaye. The single is a response to what’s going on in the world, with a strong message about spreading love and hope. The single comes from his debut album, “Sun Inside You”, a project that took 6 years to manifest. Jordan is a triumphant performer overcoming his insecurity and stutter. Music has been the gateway for self expression that Jordan needed to grow. The album is lined with themes of love and hope because he understands that this is what the world needed – it’s what he needed in his dark times.