Interview: "Break In" - Callum Hawthorne
I’m so impressed with your new single “Break In”, I can’t stop listening!! Can you share with us the story behind this new track?
Callum: Thank you so much, I'm really glad you love it! I had the idea of the concept of the song to use the imagery of someone breaking in a building which represented breaking through my own guarded walls that I think a lot of people have for themselves as well, they hide a lot. This is used like in the lyrics "no tresspassin', you ran past it." Someone special in your life when they're able to get things out of you that you don't necessarily share with them or anyone but this person finds all your flaws and loves the way you are.
How did you get your start in music?
Callum: I've always really been interested in music for a long time but I first started with dancing and then I became interested in choir and musical theatre as well. It just all progressed into me really wanting to make my own songs which I think is something that started when I was in my early teens.
Also, huge congratulations on the release of your debut album “No Strings On Me”! If you could choose one song off the track list for someone who’s never heard your music, which do you think best introduces your sound?
Callum: That is such a hard one! A lot of people seem to have a lot of different favourites which is really great. If I'm to pick a song that wasn't a single like I Do It Confident, Dangerous and Break In, maybe I'd pick Broken Shards but also I'm tossing up so many other choices!
Do you have a go-to karaoke song?!
Callum: Maybe Bring Me To Life by Evanescence that's always a fun one to do, especially as a duo.
What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re not making music?
Callum: I like to stay creative in other ways such as with dancing but also just like to spend time with my friends, watch my favourite movies/tv shows and all that kind of stuff.
What do we have to look forward to next from you? I’m so excited to see where this journey takes you :)
Callum: Well coming up eventually I should be working on live shows which would be exciting. And of course beyond that I already have ideas for more music which I'm really excited about.
Interviewed By Sarah Curry