“One of the hardest thing for human beings to learn is how and when to let things go. So when an artist like Eileen Carey comes along with a powerful message about doing just that, it’s a welcomed sight. The award-winning California-based singer/songwriter’s fourth and latest album LET IT GO features songs which follow through on the theme on letting go of those ties that bind us to the past and perhaps no song is more evident than the title track, “Let It Go,” a thumping up-tempo country pop tune about forgetting the small things or events from our past that lead to insecurities and indecisions of life.
“I always try to give people different options as a way to look at things,” Eileen says. “Because, unfortunately, this world’s been up and down and if I can get them to think about things that maybe they haven’t before, then maybe they can “Let It Go” and get to a better place in their life.”
The remainder of LET IT GO, which was tracked in Nashville and produced by Travis Allen Childress, follows this concept with the strong opener “Bring On The Big,” a radio-ready anthem about looking forward to what life has to give us while “Bottle Your Crazy Up” smolders as it tells story of a woman who moves back into the dating pool and finds Carey telling her friend to stop short of telling her life story. It’s the wisdom that comes along with a been-there, done-that mentality that only comes through life experience.
Along with the strong originals are a handful of covers, including a cover of The Motels 1982 hit “Only The Lonely,” The Katrina and the Waves 1985 hit “Walking On Sunshine,” and a cover of The Pretenders’ “Don’t Get Me Wrong” from 1986. Each song showcases a different side to the theme of LET IT GO and add a different layer of personality to the album. “Only The Lonely” comes at us with a retro-cool feel, “Walking On Sunshine” has that effervescent sheen of happiness that just makes you smile while “Don’t Get Me Wrong” is a smart modernized Pop/Country take on one of the 1980s most Iconic songs.
Eileen Carey is at the top of her game with LET IT GO. As such, everything about LET IT GO suggests an artist who has lived enough life to offer nuggets of wisdom and advice to anyone willing to listen.
Born and raised in Ohio but having called California home for over two decades, Eileen Carey’s career has grown from unknown to respected artist in that time. She’s won two Los Angeles Music Awards (2009’s Americana Album of the Year award for MOVE ON and 2010’s Producer’s Choice Award for Dance Single Of The Year) and also an South Bay (L.A.) Music Awards recipient. Eileen has been the artist Ambassador for the beauty salon chain Supercuts and has been recently sharing the stage with many of California’s premiere artists.
Carey was surrounded by music while growing up in the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio and became an accomplished drummer by the Age of 13. After growing up a musician throughout the region, Carey sensed the need to move on to bigger and better things than her small Ohio town could possibly hold for her so she set off for California in the late 1980s where she eventually studied acting, film and theater. The studying paid off as she has performed roles in films like Hoffa, Basic Instinct and the original Batman film, along with advertising c campaigns like Ray Charles’ national Pepsi commercial as one of his original “Uh-Huh Girls.”
With a life as varied and interesting as Eileen Carey has lead, it’s no wonder she’d be drawn to songs like “Let It Go,” the kind of songs that remind so many people that life is good if you just choose to let it happen.
“I just try to give people a different way of thinking, a different outlet,” Says Eileen Carey. And she certainly does that with her fourth album of new music, LET IT GO.”