popYOUlarity.com: You have been hard at work on Schizo, due out later this year, what can you tell us about it?
Colette Carr: It’s Going to be a lot of fun, it’s going to be a little nugget of my brain cell. I have put in a lot of heart and hard work in to it traveling and working with a lot of amazing producers. We are just in the lab right now pushing out ideas and putting them in the oven. We are just really having fun and being more spontaneous and I love that.
popYOUlarity.com:In Terms of sound, what do you hope to accomplish?
Colette Carr: I don’t understand why people do that to be honest with you, I am making music to represent who I am and I have been in the same group since I was 4 years old. I really don’t understand that, I love rapping and singing and being apart of the production.
popYOUlarity.com: Is there any angst is how people will respond to the album?
Colette Carr: No, I am just really excited for people to just finally have it and listening to it in their cars, working out and jumping in the ocean realizing that their iPod isn’t waterproof.
popYOUlarity.com: When you went into the creation of the album, did you have a vision?
Colette Carr: I’m pretty easy going and would like to say that the pieces may fall where they may but I definitely need there to be a balance. I can’t really describe a balance; I want to be more emotional and fun loving. I just want it to represent me, I just want it to describe me and my music. The album, when I put it out, I can guarantee 100% that it will be what I want it to be.
popYOUlarity.com: What challenges to you feel you have faced going in to the creation of this album?
Colette Carr: Behind the scenes was really challenging. I think that I wasn’t expecting for there to be so much drama. I didn’t go to high school so I am not used to the he said she said scene and backstabbers and extremely disgusting human beings. That part of the industry is always shocking. I just don’t want to feel trapped, and that was very challenging for me, just being told what to do. To be honest with you, I kind of liked it.
popYOUlarity.com: What expectations do you have for yourself when you are creating music?
Colette Carr: I don’t know, I don’t really have expectations and I just do whatever. I definitely expect my verses to be well thought-out and carved-out and kind of clever beyond comprehension. Sometimes I love lines in songs because of personal
reasons and I don’t know why. I guess it’s just my imagination crumpled up and thrown around. What are my expectations? I expected it to be fucking good.
popYOUlarity.com: Does the success that you have been experiencing become overwhelming at times? Is something you ever think you will get used to ?
Colette Carr: I really like it, I like it’s when people come up to me and take pictures, when they say “I’m sorry you must really get this a lot”, I always make them take their apology back because that is special and they are connecting with you and think it’s really fun.
popYOUlarity.com: How do you know when a song is going to be good? Do you?
Colette Carr: Sometimes when I’m making tracks, I get that feeling where I know and the producer knows that it’s going to be amazing. It’s just a fun energy in the room and the lyrics are just coming to you from a place you didn’t even know exists, just thoughts coming into my head. It’s just like an energy, like being at a good party and you can’t explain why it’s a good party or why there isn’t that many people there, it’s just definitely a different feeling and I wish I could give it to everyone.
popYOUlarity.com: At this point in your career, what do you fear most?
Colette Carr: I don’t have any fears, I really don’t. I am just so excited to have the people I know, I have met so many cool people and so many sh*tty people which makes the cool people even cooler. I am just making music and you can’t take that away from me, it’s just so nice knowing that I can make music for the rest of my life.
popYOUlarity.com: What has been you biggest challenge up to this date?
Colette Carr: I don’t want it to sound too depressing, but it is a lot of work and is so hard to do. You don’t sleep a lot, but it is worth it because it’s the coolest job in the world and the challenges are well worth it.
popYOUlarity.com:Any final thoughts for the readers of popYOUlarity?
Colette Carr: have a lot of fun listening to my new album and can’t wait for you all to check it out. It’s going to be awesome. Thank you for the support, you guys are the best!