Orlando-based singer-songwriter Caitlin Mahoney is releasing her second album Spin on May 26, but we are premiering the effort's title track early exclusively here on Music Times.
The album, produced by Chris Grainger, is a "tell-all album." The indie-rock artist wanted to focus on life's everyday chaos, along with the challenges and experiences she's faced. Spin comes out two years after Mahoney's debut EP, West for a While, whose success allowed her to tour internationally, both in the United States and Europe over the past year.
The music video for the title track "Spin" features New York City dancer Crimson Roe. Roe dances through the cold, rainy streets of New York City, seemingly lost and alone, before finding a little slice of happiness when the sun finally peaks out from the clouds. The song shows us the warm, happy moments that can be found in the coldest days, when you least expect them.
"'Spin' is a little piece of my soul. I wrote it shortly after I moved to NYC and felt like I was literally spinning around the city, working a lot of jobs, writing and singing and playing shows. I felt like I never stopped moving," Mahoney said. "The heart of the song is the bridge, where the instrumentation becomes sparse and highlights my refuge from 'the spin' -- music.
"Four years later, that sentiment rings just as true, but I have embraced the spin. My hope is that the listener gets lost in the song and reflects on what makes them 'spin' and where they find peace in all the craziness. The video was a labor of love, a collaboration with three incredibly talented ladies, Carolyn Meers, Sydnie Keeter (videographer) and Crimson Roe.
"The people Crimson interacts with are all friends of ours, and these people ran around in freezing NYC with me for three days shooting this thing. I couldn't be more proud of this video. It is a window into my heart, and a celebration of talent that inspires me to continue writing songs like this. Happy spinning!"
Mahoney kicks off her tour with her album release party tomorrow, May 1, at Rockwood Music Hall. Get your tickets here. For more tour dates and information, head to her website and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.