Interview: "Honest (Would It Have Killed You?" - Colaine
Q: ‘Honest (Would It Have Killed You?)’ is so catchy! What is the meaning behind it?
Colaine: I wrote this song about being lead on. The classic, “I really like you, but can’t be in a relationship right now” guy that ends up being in a relationship a week later…with someone else. It’s about that crashing feeling of realizing there is no chance and you held onto someone who had no intention of being with you but let you think that they did because they liked the attention or whatever. It hurts a lot and could’ve been avoided if they had just been honest. It would’ve sucked for a few days, then I would’ve been fine, but instead the saga and emotion was dragged out and now it hurts more. I think everyone has experienced this at some point, and I wanted to capture the peak intensity of that feeling.
Q: What does the songwriting process look like for you?
Colaine: It really looks different every time, however lyrics are always at the forefront. Sometimes I write about something months later when I have clarity on a situation and can see the big picture. Sometimes though, like with this song, I wrote it in the moment. I was peak breakdown after discovering this guy who’d led me on up until very recently at that point had a girlfriend. Through tears and experiencing the worst high I EVER, I opened my notes app and let it all pour out. Two days later I got in the studio with my friend Gabe Smith and told him to turn the auto tune up on the mic and just went for it!
Q: Who is one artist you would love to collaborate with?
Colaine: Oh God. I would die to write a song with Charli XCX. I think that’s every modern aspiring pop artist/writer girl's dream.
Q: What is your favorite part about being an artist?
Colaine: I just love creating. I love storytelling. Life is so short and weird and I feel like pop culture is this uniting experience that really connects us all. I love turning an experience into a catchy song that people relate to.
Q: What do you like to do when you are not doing music?
Colaine: When I’m not making music I like reading spooky books (Stephen King is my fav), watching reality TV shows, going on walks and listening to a podcast. Jersey Shore, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Real Housewives of Salt Lake City are the top ones on rotation at my place.
Q: What are you most looking forward to for your future in music?
Colaine: I am super excited to start doing shows! I am hoping to start performing my songs within the next couple months which really feels like the next step. I can’t wait to bring these songs to life in front of real people! That’s an experience we really can’t take for granted after everything that’s transpired in recent years.
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