FROM THE SUBURB OF DC TO LOS ANGELES ‘CAROLYN HUNTER’ TAKES ON A DREAM-POP / SYNTH POP GENRE AND READY TO SHOW YOU HER NEW MUSIC. WE GOT A CHANCE TO TALK ALL ABOUT HER LATEST RELEASE ‘HARDEST PART’ AND YOU CAN READ IT ALL RIGHT HERE!

What is your names?
Carolyn Hunter

What is your genre of music?
Dream-pop, bedroom pop, synth-pop

Give us a little bio about you.
Bios are the death of me. I’m 34, I grew up in the suburbs of DC, moved out to Los Angeles to pursue life as an actress, picked up guitar and moved to an island off the coast of Florida to pursue life as a folk singer, then on to Boulder to start an indie-folk band with my partner. My husband and I have two pups and a sweet little life in South Boulder. I love books, noodles, soft things, animals, and October.

What made you go into music?
I was always singing to the radio as a kid and putting on shows with my friends. One day my dad brought home a newspaper clipping for auditions for the show “Annie” at a touring theatre company in Virginia near us. I was cast, and fell in love with the stage. I took a deep dive into musical theatre from age 12-21. The summer before my junior year of college, while studying musical theatre at UCLA, I took a solo trip to Ireland. I backpacked around different healing & music centres and fell in love with the Irish pub jam scene. I was determined to learn guitar and travel back to join in. At age 21, I picked up guitar and never looked back. 

Who are your influences?
Early influences are Natalie Merchant, The Cranberries, Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child, Britney, Mariah, Jewel
Later influences for this album: Maggie Rogers, HAIM, Joni Mitchell, Phoebe Bridgers, Sylvan Esso, Feist

Are you signed?
No.

You released your new single ‘Hardest Part’, tell us more about the single.
This ones for the bass lovers and the hopeless romantics. I’m stoked to finally let others hear it!

What is the meaning behind the single?
This song is a trip inside my fantasy laden mind. At the time I wrote it, I was struggling within my marriage. Struggling with the present, the mundane, the normal, the everyday. Wanting chaos, strangeness, newness, drama. Wanting to be seen differently. Wanting to be different. It’s all about how it’s easy to start something new, and also easy to destroy something. It’s much harder to maintain something, sustain something.

What was the writing and recording process like?
I wrote this song before Lovelight, and yet it’s the last to be released. I think that the huge amount of time between writing and producing served it well. By the time we were in the studio with it, I was much less attached to the original structure, and lyrics of the song. I was able to “lose control” as they say, and let Julian Peterson and Micah Tawlks work their magic on the production side. Julian (producer) and I would sit at his studio (Wolf Den Studios) out on a hay farm and just have fun. This was the last of the batch of songs we were recording and so we had a unique final-stretch playfulness. We messed with robotic audio settings, we flipped choruses and verses, we cut everything and laughed about it. It was a good time, and I think it shows in the track. Then of course you add Micah’s shimmering synth splash hook and we were just happy crying.

Describe the track in two words.
Desire Bop

Who did you work with on the single?
Julian Peterson- co-writer, producer
Micah Tawlks- Drums, Addtl Production, Mixing
Brian Kesley- bass

Will we see a Music video for  ‘Hardest Part’, what can we expect from the creative process?
Hopefully sometime in the spring (fingers crossed). I’ve been collaborating with the talented artist Jessie Bernstein to create animations for some of my songs. She’s an expert on the female form and it matches the vibe perfectly.

Will we see an EP or Album and if so, can you give us a teaser of what to expect?
I’m working with Julian Peterson on some magical new tunes.

Do you have any live shows or a tour coming up and if so let us know where we can catch you at?
Follow me on bandcamp for tour updates 🙂


What else can we expect in 2022?
I’m setting no expectations for myself this year hahaha.

Will we see any collaborations and if so can you tell us more about them?
We’re working on a club remix of my single “Felt Like Love.” STOKED for that!

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Let the love sink in.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 
water, set list, rainbow shield, lip gloss, why i’m there

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes! I’m most active on instagram or sign up for my monthly newsletter https://www.carolynhunter.com/newsletter

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