When it comes to artistic diversity, Calista Garcia is amongst the upper echelons. Her eclectic array of stylistic influences spread across Latin, blues, pop and folk, as she concocts a diverse, expressive and innovative sound that lays the foundation for striking, thoughtful songwriting. Recently, Garcia announced the release of her forthcoming album Confessions, which boasts Grammy Award-winning Jim Scott as its producer. Set for release on 26th May, the project has become increasingly anticipated with every teaser single that the singer-songwriter has unveiled, which each passing cut showcasing a different side to her artistry.
We have now been blessed with the rousing fourth effort from the LP, the poignant new single “Flowers in My Hair”. It’s a song about finding connection when you first meet someone you’re attracted to, the butterflies in your stomach, the excitement of new beginnings. Atop the groove-laden, sentimental instrumental backdrop, Garcia delivers a delicate but endearing performance, serenading the song’s subject with her new-found love. With the song’s release, our excitement for the album has reached capacity!
Speaking on the upcoming album, Garcia says, “I sat with myself for a couple of years during the pandemic, and I felt myself change. I’m now 21, and will be 22 by the time the record is out…there’s a lot of wiring and rewiring during this stage of life. I’ve moved to New York City by myself, I’ve had my heart broken a couple times since the last record, and a lot of strange, beautiful and difficult experiences. I learned that the best way to deal with hardship was to stare it in the eye, then just keep moving. I think the world’s gotten too crazy for music you can’t move to.”
Listen to the single below!