Hey TWIST Girls,
Check out this amazing singer-songwriter, Cady Groves--on tour now with Hot Chelle Rae! We're loving her music and Cady spilled exclusively to TWIST over an awesome dinner all about her new album, her songwriting inspiration and her recent heartbreak! Read our exclusive interview with Cady after the jump and tell us below what you think of her music!
Photo: Courtesy of RCA
TWIST: You have a new album coming out soon! Can you tell us about it?
Cady: The last year and a half I've been writing just dozens and dozens of songs and then actually in the middle of making my album, I had someone break my heart in the worst way ever. Just totally deceived me on a huge level--and another woman on a huge level. It really changed everything--I was just so sad. So I got out of bed and the songs wrote themselves. Like the whole album just poured out of me and in a matter of a couple of weeks, after I had already been writing it for a year.
TWIST: So it took bad to get to this?
C: Yeah, so the single is called, "This Little Girl," it's out right now. It's out on iTunes. That song is really the first one that came out of this whole situation. It's very biting. I think that every girl and guy can relate to that. Being totally screwed over and being like "I'm not going to take it." So it's kind of that sort of feeling.
TWIST: Is there any single song that when you were writing it you were able to say, "I'm going to be able to get over this at some point?"
C: Actually not on the entire album, The album's been done for six months or more. But like two months ago, just for fun, I was with my producer and I was like, 'You know what? I need to let people know that I'm okay.' I needed to write a song that was like, 'You know, I made it through.' It's called "Live and Learn." So I wrote a song and it just made it on the album barely. So it's okay. It's okay to live and learn. It's like you've realized that you go through these huge things and you get sad but then you realize that's life and the only thing that's setting you apart from now and the pain is time. And that's all you can count on.
TWIST: Who are your biggest musical inspirations?
C: I would say Alanis Morissette is my biggest one. I also love more recent influences like Paramore. She has such a strong voice. I'm so into it. And she stays so professional with her lyrics.
TWIST: Is there anything else you want to tell our readers?
C: I just want to say that a lot of the music industry is smoke and mirrors. I want girls to know that. Girls need to realize that no one is perfect. I know the hardest thing being a teenage girl is to look at other girls and feel like they're perfect and be like so angry that you're not just like that. There's no girl with the perfect legs, the perfect face and especially the ones you think that are, they always look flawless but that's not true. There's a lot of smoke and mirrors and in this business, especially. There's a lot of touch ups on photos and girls don't realize that. I want it to be known that everything is photoshopped. Even my freckles were photoshopped in a photo and we all fought to put those freckles back. It's a struggle. I'm still guilty of it. I'll look at a photo and be like 'She's so perfect. Why can't I look like that?' But then I realize what does she look like when there is no makeup on and she gets up in the morning. Probably just as good as I look. It doesn't matter. What I really want fans to know is if you think everyone cares about anything--they don't. Like, I could care less if you weigh five pounds more or less than you do now. I'm here because I just want to connect with them on a real level. I expect the same respect from them in return.
TWIST: Thanks for talking with us Cady!
C: Thanks TWIST!