Caroline Kingsbury feat. Liv Slingerland Shares “Hero” Via American Songwriter, ‘Heaven’s Just A Flight’ Out April 16th

by Levi
LISTEN & SHARE: Caroline Kingsbury (feat. Liv Singerland) – “Hero”
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WATCH & SHARE: Caroline Kingsbury – “Massive Escape” (Official Video)

Caroline Kingsbury – “Massive Escape”
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LISTEN & SHARE: Caroline Kingsbury – “Lose”

WATCH & SHARE: Caroline Kingsbury – “Fall In Love” (Official Video)
 LISTEN & SHARE: Caroline Kingsbury – “Fall In Love”
“one of Kingsbury’s most poignant songs, addressing social injustices, grief, and finding some way to stand up again.”
– American Songwriter

“A clinic in all things ’80s — new wave, dream-pop, dance music, power-pop,”
– Buzz Bands LA

“Opening with a yelp, splashy ‘80s guitar tone, and towering percussion, Kingsbury’s impassioned plea on “Massive Escape” is her most arresting yet.”
– Under The Radar

“An apt soundtrack to the feelings of regret at squandering our free time”

“”Fall in Love” is widescreen dreampop with an emphasis on pop”
– BrooklynVegan

“Serious vintage new-wave meets power-pop vibes”
– mxdwn

“Incredibly emotional and personal”
– Gay Times

“Throughout, the voice of the artist is roaring, strong and energetic. As in her previous works “In my Brain” and “Breaking Apart”, Caroline’s personality and timbre remain the absolute protagonists of her music. “
– Atwood

“Fall in Love” pairs soaring synths with dynamic vocals and a catchy chorus. Minh Pham directs the neon-lit music video, which comes complete with big hair flips, solo dance sessions and Kingsbury’s emotional performance.”
– Cool Hunting
Today, Caroline Kingsbury shares “Hero” featuring Liv Slingerland. American Songwriter premiered the track, praising it as “one of Kingsbury’s most poignant songs, addressing social injustices, grief, and finding some way to stand up again.” Heaven’s Just A Flight LP is out April 16th on Fortune Tellers Records.

Discussing the background of “Hero”, Kingsbury says: The last song I wrote for the record. Written dead smack in the middle of COVID Quarantine 2020 and BLM Protests. I was already grieving the loss of my brother, who passed away October 2019, but now I was grieving the loss of normal life. I was also examining my own biases. Trying to figure out a way to contribute to the BLM movement. I was living a street away from the protests. The whole neighborhood was surrounded by smoke and helicopters. I realized for me it was all about personal responsibility. Work on your own problems to be able to help contribute. It was the quiet voice inside of me that helped pick me up off the bathroom floor when it all felt too much. The voice helped me wipe away the mascara stains and try to look forward to the future. You are your own hero at the end of the day in order to be able to be a “hero” for someone else. My mom wouldn’t stop asking for a ballad and it took a pandemic for me to give in.

This Caroline Kingsbury record is so close to a massive pop album, the kind you hear out on Republic Records with hundreds of thousands of dollars sunk into it so that it blasts out your speakers absolutely perfectly, the kind of inescapable music you hear taking over the airwaves and internet. And yet, it’s something else entirely. It’s the story of a young artist begging, borrowing and stealing to just get her voice heard, and of all the desperation and hard days cutting through. With each song you can actually hear a young kid who moved from Florida writing in her bedroom and starting out on her own in her cheap Hollywood apartment. You are right alongside her chasing those massive pop sounds, going to work day after day at the local grocery, and going on tour with a band for the first time. Feel her tenacity waver as she gets stuck in a sleazy contract, as her agent leaves her, and as her first serious relationship falls apart. The record lands in this strange place that is really like the sound of our own dreams. It takes you right there with her. It’s not so shiny, not so escapist anymore. Sometimes it’s really hard. Sometimes it’s broken. Sometimes dreams don’t come true but we keep trying.
Entitled Heaven’s Just a Flightit’s the story of a queer artist from a religious family coming out to the world, meeting her girlfriend, finding her people and her place. It’s the story of her older brother’s battle with cancer, his sudden passing just as she arrives home from her first national tour, just as she’s set to release her first single. The music is bursting at its seams. You feel her story, her experience. It’s the sound of a really big voice in a small world.

Heaven’s Just a Flight is the first release from Fortune Tellers, a label founded by Peter Matthew Bauer of the Walkmen with several more to come in the following months. Last year, Caroline self released a few of these songs, opened forChai, Aurora, Miya Folick and wenton a US tour with Alex Lahey. Her music was also featured on the Netflix show“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” Up until now, she’d always gone under the name “Kingsbury.” She has elected to shift her artist name to the full “Caroline Kingsbury” for the new record, deciding that, in these times, it was important to show exactly who you are-every side of you – “not just a fantasy of who you might become.”
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01. Power
02. Fall In Love
03. Breaking Apart
04. Massive Escape
06. U Take It Back
07. Kissing Someone Else
08. Ending of Love
09. Give Me A Sign
10. Lose
11. In My Brain
12. Dreams, for You
13. Heaven’s Just A Flight
14. My Brother’s Voice
15. Hero
16. Funeral

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