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New single, EP and record deal for Caitlyn Shadbolt

GYMPIE singer Caitlyn Shadbolt did not feel yesterday's earthquake, but a new single, EP and record deal is definitely shaking things up.

Caitlyn spoke with The Gympie Times from her Mothar Mountain family home, counting down the hours until her latest single, Shoot Out the Lights, drops on her website and iTunes today.

The single follows hot on the heels of debut track Maps Out the Window and is part of the singer's new self-titled EP - released on August 21 in conjunction with the Gympie Muster.

The best part for fans is Shoot Out the Lights is immediately available for download today when the EP is pre-ordered.

Making the new six-track EP possible is a recently signed record deal with ABC and Universal Music.

Caitlyn said the new single and EP were hastily produced in light of the new deal.

"I had been in talks since January, but it all became official last week," she said.

Having the clout of a label behind her means the singer can focus on her music.

"It's fantastic to have a whole team behind you that specialise in doing different jobs," Caitlyn said.

"It means I can focus on my singing rather than having to try and do everything myself."

The new EP feature a number of original tracks; one of which has been floating around in Caitlyn's notebook for some time.

"It's really good to have a few originals there and one song I had to adjust the lyrics a bit because I wrote it when I was 15," she said.

"The melody I really liked, but the lyrics needed changing a bit, now that I'm older with more experience."

The new single has what the singer describes as a "cool vibe with a pop/country feel".

"There's plenty of pop and the track is about being young and in love and remembering to have fun," Caitlyn said.

The video was directed by Sydney's Josh Savoloro, who also directed Maps Out the Window.

Mr Savoloro drove up to Gympie for filming, which took place primarily on a Wolvi property about three weeks ago.

The clip also features Gympie boy Codey Warhurst as Caitlyn's love interest, and the pair had a lot of fun during the shoot.

"We joked he was my boyfriend for the day," Caitlyn said.

"The video was a fun and done around town involving local people."

Caitlyn's hair and make-up was done locally while Gympie cultural ambassador Cindy Vogel acted as stylist.

Filming out at Wolvi was done over a couple of days and was unfortunately timed with the region's cold snap.

Night scenes were made difficult with the mercury dropping to three degrees.

"I joked with the director and asked if my blue skin could be edited out," Caitlyn said.

The new tune is now released to radio and the Country Music Channel ahead of the EP's release timed with Caitlyn's appearance at this year's Gympie Music Muster.

Gympie Times

Topics:  caitlyn shadbolt, country music, gympie, music, x factor



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