Singer/Songwriter Caleb Hearn Shares “We’re Getting Older” EP via Nettwerk
September 23, 2022 BY Jason Currell
Rising Nashville-via-North Carolina artist Caleb Hearn arrives with his new EP We’re Getting Older via Nettwerk. The release is accompanied by the singer-songwriter’s latest single “Believe It When I See It” and its lyric music video directed and animated by Neta Ben Ezra with still photos taken by Lauren Wade.
The 22-year-old artist belies his age penning tender tracks at the narrative crossroads of relationships, missed opportunities, and the lessons to be had from young love. Caleb’s We’re Getting Older EP takes the listener through the complex stages of heartbreak–from the moment you realize you’ve lost the person you love to learning how to deal with the pain that follows. “The EP was made over the past six months, with a lot of help from the people who know me best,” says Caleb. “I was going through a lot of change in my own life, dealing with heartbreak, and having to learn how to be happy on my own. It has really acted as therapy for myself. As I was able to finally pour out exactly how I was feeling into the music.”
“Believe It When I See It” encompasses this weightlessness as Caleb experiments with a more mid-tempo, folkish resonance. Inspired by a romantic breakup, the track stems from the standpoint of two people trying to make things work where one feels like they are putting in all the effort. “’Believe It When I See It’ was a phrase that we had mentioned in casual conversation when we were trying to figure out the concept of the song,” expresses Caleb. “There were so many new elements we incorporated with this record. Starting with a really cool vocal chop, we were able to really push the tempo and make it feel like a “fun” song but with a very real emotional message lyrically.”
Watch + Share “Believe It When I See It” Lyric Music Video
We’re Getting Older EP also features Caleb’s title track single released in August. “We’re Getting Older” is about learning and accepting how to move on when both people know that a relationship isn’t meant to last. Sonically, it’s a blend of acoustic and cinematic elements resulting in a song of pure and unadulterated emotions.
Earlier this summer, Caleb released the upbeat, indie-pop effort “Friend Right Now.” Digging deeper into the narrative, Caleb is filled with mixed emotions pertaining to the disappointment of landing in the “friend zone” with that special person. The track was accompanied by a jovial music video directed by Ruth Chapa. This past spring, Caleb made his Nettwerk debut with the single “Where Do We Go From Here?” Over strains of delicate piano, “Where Do We Go From Here” is powerful story of a devastating love lost.
New tracks “It Wasn’t Me At All” and “She’s Everything That I’ve Ever Wanted” make their first appearance from the We’re Getting Older EP. On “It Wasn’t Me At All,” soft instrumentation wraps around Caleb’s voice as he faces the idea of “being either led on or cheated on.” Elsewhere, piano rings out on “She’s Everything That I’ve Ever Wanted” as he sets the scene with granular details a la, “I thought I saw you in the parking lot at 12:05.” It culminates with another heartfelt refrain as Caleb elaborates, “It’s the idea of finding someone new to fill the post-breakup void.”
On September 28th, Caleb will head out with labelmate and fellow songwriter Rosie Darling on a string of West Coast dates, starting in Seattle, WA.
Caleb Hearn – We’re Getting Older EP Tracklisting:
Believe It When I See It
She’s Everything That I’ve Ever Wanted
It Wasn’t Me At All
“I’m Not Crying You Are” Tour Dates
w/ Rosie Darling:
September 28 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
September 29 – Portland, OR @ Mission Theater
October 2 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room @ The Observatory
October 3 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room @ House Of Blues San Diego
October 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Peppermint Club
About Caleb Hearn:
Moving in a similar ebb and flow, Caleb Hearn’s songs play out like a story recounted to an old buddy or trusted confidant. The North Carolina-born and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and artist imparts an intimate level of detail upon his music. Lyrics double as snapshots of unfiltered, candid conversations usually never meant to be shared on this scale—yet he shares them. This approach has cemented him as a rising phenomenon with nearly 100 million streams and 1.4M+ TikTok fans, as well as acclaim from the likes of American Songwriter and many others.
Caleb emerged out of the tiny town (population: 10K) of Mount Airy, NC in 2020. He struck a chord with a devout audience on TikTok through his open-hearted honesty on the likes of the breakout “Always Be.” Meant to pay homage to a friend who tragically passed away, he re-upped the original as “Always Be 2.0” on DSPs, eclipsing 18 million Spotify streams and counting. On its heels, 2021’s “Brown Eyes, Brown Hair” maintained Caleb’s momentum with 20 million Spotify streams and growing. Plus, he collaborated with Jillian Rossi, Haywood, and Sad Alex, to name a few. Simultaneously, he incited the applause of Lyrical Lemonade, Mud, and EARMILK who praised “under the weather” [with Jillian Rossi] as “an important and affecting release.”
Now, Caleb opens up more than ever on his 2022 We’re Getting Older EP via Nettwerk. “In all of these songs, it seems like I’m talking to somebody else,” he affirms. “When I’m recording at home, it’s even more personal. I try to put myself in the headspace of a song before I track it. I even talk out the lyrics, conversating them. To me, this EP feels like I’m singing to another person. It’s extremely honest.” In the lead up to We’re Getting Older, he endured a breakup, traded Mount Airy for Nashville, and stole away to Los Angeles to write. Along this journey, he has creatively and personally evolved and doesn’t intend for either to cease.