Caitlin Mae is one of the UK’s fastest rising stars. Following a stint on-stage with Carrie Underwood during the Cry Pretty UK tour, Caitlin has made a name for herself as one of the UK’s most prolific performers and songwriters. Her lyrics are emotive and based in reality; a modern-day teenage Taylor Swift with a maturity far beyond her years and a voice like velvet. Her new single, Country Eyes, is the first offering and a compelling start to the story of the forthcoming EP, Perspective.
Country Eyes is a quirky and upbeat country-pop tune that belies the story within. Lyrically, the song explores the pain and hurt originating from betrayal. Although Caitlin herself notes that it could be interpreted as loss caused by a death, she confirms the song refers to someone choosing not to stand by her side. When the betrayal comes from your own blood, she notes, it is all the more cutting. The lyrics are riddled with subtle metaphors and the instrumentation is complex and catchy. If Caitlin Mae hadn’t caught your ears before, she certainly will with this.
Regular live-stream performances have shown tremendous growth in Caitlin as a performer and guitarist. Having only picked up the instrument in 2020, her newfound talent allowed her to debut three original songs at a virtual open mic hosted by the iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.