POP SENSATION RINGS SUMMER IN EARLY WITH BLAZING NEW SINGLE ‘AUTHENTICALLY YOURS’
Singer-songwriter Carli J Myers has made a name for herself both in South Africa and abroad with hit singles like ‘Crazy’, ‘Just Saying’ featuring Mathew Gold, and most recently, ‘Just Doing Me’ – and she’s not stopping any time soon.
Q&A with Carli J Myers
Tell us something about yourself that nobody knows?
I pretty much eat tomatoes in every meal
What tips can you share that have helped to shape your career?
Build a trusted network and team around you
Pursue every opportunity that comes your way
Make music because it brings you joy and happiness – the rest will be a bonus
Consistently show up with a positive attitude and drive to make things happen!
Best gig/performance you have experienced/ been a part of?
Good Hope FM’s Benefit Concert at Grand West Arena. It was a concert to raise money for those desperately needing hope. There were thousands of people in the audience and my mic cut out during my performance. Worst nightmare. That quickly turned into a dream come true when the crowd started singing the lyrics to my song for me!
Advice you would give to your 18-year-old self in one sentence?
Don’t overthink it
Best advice you were given when you started out?
Stay true to the music and to yourself
With FWA being hosted in the Mother City, what do you love about Cape Town?
The beauty of the Cape – the ocean and the mountains are my happy place
‘Authentically Yours’ goes beyond being the seasonal summer track you’ve been searching for to kick off the festive season. The single boasts an unshakable baseline and beat, a catchy tune that’s impossible not to sing along to, and lyrics that broadcast positive vibes all round – loud and clear.
On what inspired the title and chorus of this upbeat song, Carli says, “’Authentically Yours’ was symbolically conceptualised as the signature of a letter, serving to remind me (and hopefully others, too) to engage in the life-long practice of living authentically.”
The music video showcases just that with a vibrant and colourful display of self-acceptance, free-spiritedness, and light-hearted fun.
‘Authentically Yours’ captures Carli’s effervescent dynamism and zest for life perfectly, while illustrating her ability to transform the philosophy she lives by into something accessible and relatable to all.
“Writing songs is very energising,” explains Carli. “It feels light and gives me a great lift and it comes out of the blue and is so creative. So the song ‘Authentically Yours’ is about not sweating the small stuff and not taking yourself too seriously.”
This single, so filled to brim with positive energy, was written in the beautiful city of Pickering in Toronto, Canada. While there, Carli worked with an esteemed team of co-writers, including Vince Degiorgio, Naomi Shobah and Rob Wells, who has worked with Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, to name a few.
Carli took inspiration from a number of sources, both internal and external, when coming up with the idea behind this track. One such example is a seed that was planted after Carli completed her Masters degree to qualify as an Industrial and Organisational Psychologist and started working in the field.
“The world of work is filled with complexity, but I have learned that authentic people are the most self-fulfilled. I’ve realised that authenticity feeds and builds relationships and success in every life avenue.” – this can certainly be said for Carli’s songwriting as well.
While Carli’s latest single is coming right off the back of her chart-topping ‘Just Doing Me’ – which furthered its achievement in the form of an enticing Max Hurrell remix – the songstress has great plans for 2022.
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