Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review: Colbie Caillet Christams in the Sand

Christmas In the Sand, Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat, a favorite singer/songwriter of mine, has released a new CD just in time for Christmas. Christmas in the Sand encapsulates this artist completely.  Being a California girl, she grew up in a laid back atmosphere and enjoyed mellow, positive music.  I am sure that sandy beaches were part of that lifestyle.  She even recorded Christmas in the Sand in her bathing suit!

The CD includes 7 traditional holiday songs and five originals.  Included in the traditional songs are Baby it's Cold Outside with Brad Paisley.  Gavin DeGraw, Justin Young and Jason Reeves are also featured in songs on the set.  One of Caillat's original's is Christmas in the Sand--a song for all those who really don't live in cold-weather climates.

I love Colbie Caillat's voice and mellow music, so I was happy to hear she had a Christmas CD out.  This is a beautiful CD and I like all the songs, but in all honesty, the songs she sings with other artists are really almost just distractions from her beautiful voice.  I really enjoy the songs she sings solo so much more!

If you are looking for new Christmas music that is lovely and mellow, and something that sounds different from the usual, this CD might be the one for you!  I highly recommend it!

More on Colbie Caillat

Amazon has the CD for just $9.99 and the MP3 download for just $5.99.  

Some more info on Colbie Caillait and Brad Paisley's song from the Upcoming Movie, Safe Haven:
Relativity Music Group and Republic Records Release Original Track Performed by Two-Time Grammy® Award-Winner Colbie Caillat and Multi-Platinum Artist Gavin DeGraw for the Upcoming
Movie Safe Haven


“We Both Know” available now on iTunes®
Click here to view the lyric video for “We Both Know”

Relativity Music Group and Republic Records’ original track “We Both Know,” performed by two-time Grammy® Award-winner Colbie Caillat and multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw for Relativity’s upcoming Safe Haven, is now available on iTunes® (

Written for the film by DeGraw & Caillat, ”We Both Know” was produced by Dan Wilson--the Grammy®-winning songwriter from the band Semisonic--and will also appear on the soundtrack, to be released by Relativity Music Group and Republic Records in February 2013.

In theatres Valentine’s Day 2013, Safe Haven is directed by Oscar®-nominee Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules) and based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks from a screenplay by Dana Stevens and Gage Lansky. The film stars Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Life As We Know It), Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages, Footloose), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers, How I Met Your Mother) and David Lyons (Eat Pray Love, J.J. Abrams’ Revolution) and is an affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman who struggles to find love again after she arrives in a small North Carolina town. Safe Haven was produced by Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga) and Wyck Godfrey (The Twilight Saga), Sparks and Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter).

Caillat said, “My friend Gavin and I were on tour together this summer when I was approached to write a song for Safe Haven. I had never written a song for a soundtrack so was thrilled to be asked.”

DeGraw added, “Colbie came to me and we co-wrote the song together. We had so much fun collaborating and hope the fans like it.”

Caillat and DeGraw will debut “We Both Know” in their first network television performance of the song on the Today Show this New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this CD to facilitate this review.

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