Rising star Casey Baer drops pop banger ‘JEALOUS’ – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Born and raised in Los Angeles, rising teen pop star Casey Baer has already reached over 750,000 streams since her debut single in May 2019. Often referring to her songs as “pages from her diary,” Casey continues to write music inspired by her feelings and experiences through her teenage years.
Her powerful vocals and catchy lyrics combine to create her pop anthems. Her brand new single JEALOUS is designed to “draw you in even closer and will keep you wanting more” and we can attest that the song is a BOP! Check it out for yourself in the brand-new video for the song below (scroll to bottom)
Look out for Casey’s upcoming EP dropping in 2020. In the meantime, scroll down for our exclusive interview with the songstress!
Hi Casey, nice to catch up! Tell us a little bit about yourself outside of show biz.
Hi! It’s nice to catch up with you too. Thank you for this opportunity!
Outside of music I’m dedicated to helping people who struggle with anxiety. As a child I hid my anxiety in fear that people would judge me for it. Now I’ve learned how to cope with my anxiety, and I want to help others that feel the same way I felt! No one should feel like they are alone in whatever they struggle with.
Great! Before we get into your latest song and music video Jealous, tell us how you have stayed sane during quarantine?
I have been in quarantine for 153 days! Honestly, my music has been my saving grace! I’ve had the time to learn how to produce music, I’ve been writing a ton of new music and I’m learning to play the guitar. Being home with my family has also been a great part of these past 5 months. We used to all run in different directions, and now we get to have dinner together every night. It’s been really special.
Okay, since your first official single release last year you have been busy, releasing several other tracks. How does Jealous compare with your earlier work?
Jealous is definitely part of my new music sound. The more I write and produce my songs, the more I am able to define my sound. I really feel like I know who I am, and how to get that across in my music.
What inspired the song—any personal experiences you wish to share?
Jealousy is definitely something everyone is familiar with. Especially as you grow up, Jealousy plays a role when it comes to friendships, relationships, sports, academics, it can honestly come up in anything. I wanted to share how much it hurts when jealousy gets in the way!
Tell us what shooting the video was like and what the a) best and b) worst parts were about the process.
Shooting the music video was the best part of my quarantine! That was the first time I was with anyone other than my family. We had a very small crew, everyone wore a mask (except when on camera). I work with the same crew all the time, and we’re all really close friends, so it was so much fun. The locations were really amazing and we all were just so happy to be together and working! The hard part was that we did have to keep our distance other then the few shots we were on camera. It would have definitely been different [outside of quarantine], but we were grateful to have been able to do this.
We got a sneak peek at the vid and noticed our friend Carrie Berk has a cute cameo, how did that come about?
Carrie is one of my closest friends. When we were working on the treatment for the video and there was that moment when I was on FaceTime I immediately thought of Carrie! We do that all the time because we live so far apart. I am so happy she is part of it!
It’s natural to feel a little bit jealous or that others are going farther than you in some way – what are the things you get a little bit jealous about personally? And how do you keep jealousy from taking over your feelings or becoming a destructive force?
I truly don’t let jealousy take over my feelings. Being an anxious person, I have learned how to stay focused on what I’m doing and I am able to see what other people do and just be happy for them. The most important lesson I have learned is not to compare myself or anyone’s career path to my own. There is plenty of room for everyone to be successful!
What’s the biggest challenge you have faced so far in this industry?
I am grateful to be where I am right now.
I think the biggest challenge is that living in Los Angeles, there are so many people trying to become successful at such a young age! Competition is motivating but it can also become challenging.
Biggest pet peeve?
One food I REFUSE to eat (and why)
is nuts, because I’m allergic.
What’s the last movie or show you watched, and give me a review…but you can only use TWO WORDS for the review : )
Outer Banks. Suspenseful and adventurous.
The one thing I cannot live without is__________.
Justin Bieber (but of course my family)
Most embarrassing moment IRL you wish you could do over?
A few years ago I had a meeting with a really big music executive, (it’s probably funnier if I tell you whose office it was) and when I got to his office I asked to use the restroom — which was basically in the waiting area. I put my purse on the rack on the wall, and the whole rack came crashing down! I’m sure everyone in the waiting room heard. It was an lol moment! I fixed it, and it was fine, but I’ll never forget that moment!! Sorry Randy Jackson.
Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you?
What else are you working on or have coming up next?
I’m currently working on my EP that I plan to drop this fall!!
Could we get a selfie of whatever you are doing at the moment? It’s something we ask to keep it real for the fans!
Tik Tok: imcaseybaer
#1. What was Casey Baer's first single called?
Nope! Casey’s debut single was “Greatest Mistake.” You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU3sMhjERTk