Check out our interview with LA-based indie pop singer/songwriter Casey Baer.
Her powerful range as a writer and a recording artist have quickly caught the music industry’s attention leading her to work with incredible talents like James Fauntleroy, Dave Stroud, Korel Tunador, Dru Decaro, and Nikola Bedingfield. She is best known for her popular music cover videos, totaling 350,000+ views to date. In addition to music, she has appeared in the local Good Day LA campaign as well as national Nordstrom and Mercedes Benz campaigns. She just released her singles “Hold On” & “Greatest Mistake.”
Follow Casey at @caseybaerr
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Fun, loyal, and passionate.
Who has made the biggest impact on your life so far, and why?
Justin Bieber. When he released his Purpose album, I was struggling with anxiety and his album made me realize my purpose; which is to bring my stories to life through my music, and to make other people feel they are not alone in their struggles the way he made me feel!
How did you get started in the business?
I started doing musical theatre at 6 years old. Then when I was 17 years old, I created a cover series for Instagram and it just grew from there.
Did you go to music school?
I went to a performing arts middle school.
Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?
I have to go back to Justin Bieber again for this. I make music for myself and for my fans. My goal is to help other people feel okay being who they are, knowing that they are not alone in their struggles. The older I get, the more I understand how important it is to be myself!
Do you ever get nervous?
Of course! I’m nervous all the time!! Honestly, the stage and anything to do with singing is where I feel most comfortable.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Honest, catchy, vibey.
What is your next goal as a musician?
My next goal is to continue to release more music and to tour. I want to stay connected with fans everywhere I can! Without them none of this is possible!
Do you have a Tour coming up or where we can see you performing?
I don’t have a tour set at the moment, but we are working to make that happen. I have been performing all over Los Angeles this year and looking to continue with that and expand this coming year.
Now tell us about your recent singles “Hold On” & “Ghost ?”
“Hold On” was my second single, I also released a remix version with the amazing producers, twoDB. This song was inspired by knowing when to hold on and when to let go.
• Hold On” is a true story, like all of my music. “Ghost” is my latest release. This song was inspired by being “ghosted” by a guy I was seeing. It was not an easy time for me, but writing about it really helped me cope with my feelings.
What we can expect of Casey Baer in 2020.
My plan for 2020 is to continue to release more music, playing live shows and to keep connecting with my fans!
What is you favorite song to belt out in the car/for karaoke?
Wow this is a great question, I love singing in the car and my favorite song changes all the time! However, Diamonds by Rihanna is a definite favorite of mine.
Name one your strengths?
What is your own definition of happiness?
Happiness to me is being able to enjoy what I’m doing at the moment and being able to appreciate every day.
Any loves other than music?
I love being with kids and dogs, both of them truly make me happy!
What was the inspiration for your recent Christmas song, can you tell us more about it?
I wanted to put out an upbeat, Christmas song that makes you want to sing along. I feel it is a timeless song that will make people smile every time they listen to it. Christmas Time Valentine is about wanting to be with that one special person and enjoying the holiday together!
Casey Baer - Christmas Time Valentine (Official Music Video) (ft.Tayler Holder)
Any exiting news you want to share with us?
I just started my YouTube channel and will be releasing a ton of fun vlogs and cool collabs with my friends!
How’s a typical day in your life?
I try to change it up to keep things exciting, depending on the day it may consist of writing sessions, studio sessions, vocal lessons, playing piano, taking meetings, doing photo shoots, going to events. and making new content for my YouTube channel and Tik Tok. I also love to take long walks with my dog Luca and spend time with my friends, which is usually at night.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Being able to sleep past 8am and going to the beach!
What is your favorite healthy food?
Sushi, I hope that’s considered healthy!
And your favorite cheat food?
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
Hands down…Hailey Baldwin!!
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
Talking about their ex!
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
My grandfather on my Dad’s side. Sadly he died when my dad was ten, so I never had the chance to meet him.
Do you support any charities?
Yes! I love working with charities. I have worked with several that I support. Operation Gratitude, SoCal Special Olympics, and The Ronald McDonald House to name a few.
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
Releasing several albums, touring and continuing to stay connected with my fans!!
How would you describe your fashion style?
Girly but edgy.
What do you think of Social Media?
It’s addicting. I use it to stay connected with my friends and fans, and for that it’s a great form of communication. It’s a challenge not to get overwhelmed by what you see! I try my best not to let it consume my day.
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Photo Credit: Darian Zahedi