“It’s been a long journey to get to a sound that I finally feel represents me as an artist, but so worthwhile at the end of it all”.
Cara Frew is currently living in Los Angeles, working on her upcoming album which is due for release in September 2017. Her latest work to date is a song she collaborated on with American DJ’s SNBRN and BLU J. For her upcoming album Cara worked together with powerhouse Neil Ormandy on writing new material for the album. ‘You Got Me’ was ear marked as her next single; however SNBRN heard the track and immediately fell in love with it. SNBRN and BLU J decided to collaborate on the production of the track and feature Cara. The track has since blown up and currently has over one million plays on Soundcloud. The song is about meeting someone you can’t quite figure out, someone mysterious, who you can’t seem to get off your mind. During mid 2017 Cara had the opportunity to perform the track with SNBRN at one of the biggest international music festivals in the world – the Coachella Music Festival in California to a crowd of 15 000 people.
She studied at the Malie Kelly Vocal Academy in South Africa and went on to a stint at the Song Writing School of Los Angeles, where she gained first-hand experience in studio production. Having studied and networked in LA it wasn’t long before Cara had the opportunity to work with musical greats such as Lauren Christy and Andre Lindal, the creative duo behind Kelly Clarkson’s Grammy-Award winning ‘Stronger’. Listing Amy Winehouse and Lana Del Rey as some of her favourite artists, it was a dream come true to record her first four-track EP (‘Come Close to Me’) with Daniel Heath who was responsible for Del Rey’s ‘Blue jeans’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’. All four tracks were co-written with Stefan Skarbek who worked closely with Winehouse.
Back home in South Africa, Cara collaborated on a song with one of Africa’s biggest exports, world-renowned DJ and music producer – Black Coffee. ‘’I’ll find you’’ was the first release off Black Coffee’s 2015 album. The collaboration afforded Cara the opportunity to perform at Sónar, Ultra Music Festival South Africa and Miami in 2016
Cara’s first single, ‘Falling’, an African influenced Tropical House track produced by a Cape Town based band, The Kiffness, received a lot of local attention. This summer tune charted on many of South Africa’s top radio stations including national radio station, 5FM, where it spent 12 weeks on the Top 40 charts, four of which were in the Top 10, reaching number four.
Her second single ‘Invisible’ superseded expectations by spending three months at Number One on the radio chart, which makes Cara the first artist since 2009 to dominate the Top 30 chart, B.O.B and Lady Gaga held the record for only three weeks.
The success of Cara’s EP created a stir on the music scene, and Sony Music Entertainment immediately offered her a record deal. Her third single ‘Only High with You’ did not disappoint, and again topped the radio charts nationwide.
Cara is no stranger to the international stage as she has appeared on stage at Ultra Music Festival Singapore, she has performed in Croatia and earlier this year performed in Los Angeles at Soho House. To tick another item off her bucket list, Cara has been invited to perform at the Viper Room, a nightclub located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, in August this year.
At 18 years old, Cara decided to take a chance on herself and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in music. She has become a source of inspiration to anyone who is willing and motivated to chase their dreams. Each year, Cara gains more and more traction in the music industry. She ceases every opportunity that comes her direction and excels in every facet of her life, whether it be her musical career, her connection with her fans, her love for her family and her respect for her peers. Before dedicating every waking moment to music, Cara taught herself self-discipline by competing three times in showing-jumping for the World Equestrian Games. She continuously seeks to expand her knowledge and recently completed a Production Course at the Scratch Academy in Los Angeles, whilst still finding time to travel back and forth between London and South Africa. Cara recognises no limits, and will forever continue to strive to break new ground and exceed boundaries.