Turn it Up!
2018 promises to be a major year for rising pop sensation Cara Frew, who recently released her new album, Flame. The album is an expansion of her 2017 EP Dance and features some of Cara’s biggest tracks, such as “Free” (Household Funk Remix), “Only High with You” and “You Got Me”.
Cara Frew studied at the Malie Kelly Music School & Vocal Academy in Johannesburg, and went on to do a stint at the Song Writing School of Los Angeles in the US, where she gained first-hand experience in song writing and 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-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 tracks “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, worldrenowned 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 is no stranger to the international stage as she has performed at Ultra Music Festival South Africa, Ultra Music Festival Miami, Ultra Music Festival Singapore, Coachella, and most recently the Viper Room in West Hollywood.
Although she spends her time between the United States and South Africa, Cara’s ambitions to become one of SA’s biggest musical exports is apparent in her new record. It is a testament of her position as one of SA’s most exciting dance-pop singers and songwriters.