Today LA singer-songwriter Paige Calico shares her new track / video “Bad With” – the track is also available now on Spotify / Apple. The video marks the directorial music video debut from acclaimed artist America Martin.
“Paige Calico’s song “Bad with” is one of my favorites. It’s a personal song and yet one that everyone can relate to. If we’re lucky or unlucky enough we all have had a love that felt like you went to the moon but without a space helmet. As Paige is one of my dear friends it was easy to think of ways to highlight what Paige does best and let her shine. The camera’s pov is that of the lover and because we never see him – the viewer can relate to Paige, while being lost in her dreamy voice and catchy groovy melody. As a painter and sculpture this was my first venture into film as a media and oh, what a new vocabulary. Here’s to Paige and “Bad With”” -America Martin
Paige Calico is nostalgia in its sweetest form. Her songs are a haunting blend of self-searching and wry wit in the face of life’s peaks and troughs. Calico grew up on a lake in rural New Jersey and eventually moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. While there, she began her stint as one half of folk duo The Dwells. They self-released two records and spent a year touring across the country in a Chevy Coachman. Eventually the band parted ways, and simultaneously she began working alongside iconic music photographer Henry Diltz, leading to her move to the golden state of California.
Her debut solo EP, 2016’s Crying Diamonds, is made of of six delicately crafted songs combining dark, catchy folk with tones of choral pop and ethereal harmonies. Lead single “The Hard Way,” captures pristinely lush Americana—a gorgeous arrangement warped by just a touch of dirt and grit.
In late 2017, she hunkered down in the studio with Los Angeles producer Yay Blynn to shape three new singles. Her sultry, smoky voice demonstrates a maturity and ease, swirling around shimmering guitars and vintage synths. Her lyrics are humble and human, examining powerful notions of life, love, and uncertainty. That eternal search has lead Paige Calico here, and from this place her journey truly begins.
Press photo by Timothy White
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