21 year old Aussie songstress Caitlyn Shadbolt will release her debut album ‘Songs On My Sleeve’ at the end of May.
Eagle-eyed fans of reality TV shows might remember the Queensland singer songwriter from the 2014 edition of ‘The X Factor’. She finished fifth, behind eventual winner Marlisa and runner-up Dean Ray.
She released a self-titled EP off the back of the show. But now she’s back. She has a fire in her belly. And she’s armed with a cracking new single called ‘My Breakup Anthem’.
Following in the footsteps of T-Swizzle, Caitlyn’s busted out a pop-fuelled country crossover, which should straddle the divide between her first love (country) and the needs of commercial broadcasters.
“I wrote ‘My Breakup Anthem’ with a good friend, Jared Porter,” Caitlyn explains. “I wanted to write something powerful for women and promote confidence and independence. When I finished the song, I had no idea what to call it. I was like, ‘okay what is this song? It’s a break up anthem. It’s MY break up anthem’.”
The single is out now and serves as the warm up to the main event; the album ‘Songs On My Sleeve’, which features collaborations with the likes of M-Phazes, John Alaiga and Brooke McClymont.
There’s also a duet with fellow former ‘X Factor’ alumni Reece Mastin.
Further details about the LP’s release are expected in the weeks leading up to its release on Friday May 26.