A creation of the maritime elements, Carolina East is a vibrant, bold, songstress from Newfoundland and Labrador, proudly wearing an eclectic tapestry of musical influences, from soul to country, to pop. After receiving a nomination for ECMA Indigenous Artist of the Year, and winning the 2020 MusicNL Country Artist of the Year Award, Carolina East recently joined the Sirius XM Top of the Country competition as one of eight competing semi-finalists. In November of 2020, Carolina East released her fourth studio single, “All The Things.” The momentum of that release is followed by Carolina East’s emotive and vocal-driven new single, “Until You Are Sorry.” Carolina East will be releasing a string of singles further into 2021, followed by the release of her debut full-length album, Soaked in Whisky due out in June.
We had the opportunity to chat with Carolina East about her latest single, what she hopes fans take from the track, and what’s next.
Kat: Can you talk about the inspiration behind your latest single “Until You Are Sorry?”
Carolina East: The song is about a relationship that didn’t end well, and the feeling of frustration which stemmed from that. There was a lot of gift giving and apologizing, but no personable attempt at solving the problem; just band-aid solutions. The message of the song is that relationships deserve effort, not quick fixes.
Kat: What do you hope fans take from the track?
Carolina East: I hope fans can connect to the meaning of the song and take the action when they need to get out of something bad and put themselves first.
Kat: What do you find is the most challenging part of your creative process?
Carolina East: Writing the song was difficult. When writing about a difficult time, you must put yourself back into that frame of mind, which itself was negative. Further, every time you perform the song you have to do the same thing.
Kat: What has been a career highlight for you so far? What have you learned along the way?
Carolina East: Sharing the stage with Alan Doyle last year (twice) was an incredible experience for me. I’ve looked up to Alan my whole life, so it was mind-blowing to be on the same stage as Alan, and even more so, to have him join me on one of my songs. I’m still in awe.
Kat: What’s next?
Carolina East: I’ve got a new single, “Monster” coming out on May 12th. My current single “All The Things” is at Canadian radio. I’m competing in Sirius XM’s Top of the Country with the final single (“Wish I Never Met You”) and my debut full-length ‘Soaked in Whisky’ coming out in July. Basically, there’s a lot of music coming out and I’m very excited for the next few months.
For more on Carolina East visit: https://www.carolinaeastmusic.com