Nashville’s newest darling, Caitlin Quisenberry, is full speed ahead, as she quickly moves up the ranks of Country music. She has earned her spotlight through being placed alongside legends on CMT, Women of Country and New Music Nashville. Her latest single, “Imogene” just dropped hot on the heels of “Let Love Die".
Caitlin may be new to Nashville’s scene, but she is no stranger to the public eye. Her time spent in Hollywood landed her leading roles in national commercials along with her most notable role in the ABC TV sitcom, “Blackish”. Although she loved acting, singing was always her true passion. So after recording with Grammy-winning producer Robert Cutarella at age 14, nabbing a Golden Ticket on American Idol at 15, winning Miss Colorado’s Outstanding Teen after singing to a
sold-out audience at Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House, she decided to dive even deeper into music. Caitlin studied classical vocal performance at Pepperdine University and also studied abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland with renowned opera singer Karine Mkrtchyan.
The production and vocals of “Imogene” are as unique as the name. It blends two worlds together as the innocence of the mandolin sets the stage for Caitlin’s euphonious vocals, only then to be paired with the entrancing tribal drum beats found in the chorus, further pulling its listeners into the whimsical storyline.
“’Imogene’ is a journey into our subconscious, taking us to a place we have all been, being in awe or infatuated with what someone else has. It runs in the same vein as ‘Girl Crush’ by Little Big Town, where the elements of fantasizing, crushing jealously and desire, are all present. Another example is the classic, ‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton portraying envy of another woman’s attributes that are so amazing she begs the beauty not to take her man. What I appreciate most about ‘Imogene’ is that it cleverly delivers those feelings in an upbeat, feel-good way, while sparking emotions of an old crush or the excitement of the uncharted territory of a new relationship,”
The daydream-like narrative of “Imogene” is being perfectly paired with an animated music video created by one of Hollywood’s most talented cartoonists, Tom Schneiders. Caitlin sought out his style to give “Imogene” the idiosyncratic nature it deserves. The video was purposely planned to follow the release of the song to give its listeners time to reflect and imagine, before viewing the artist’s interpretations.
Caitlin's classical background is what has given her an advantage in the sea of incredibly talented singers. This, paired with the performance opportunities, is what led her into Country music. Her Pepperdine vocal coach choose her to sing lead vocals in the Harbor Unplugged Bluegrass concert because of the natural country twang she had in her voice. As Caitlin sang with a Nashville band, she knew that Country was the direction she wanted to take her music!