CAL, mostly known as a former member of the pop-rap duo Timeflies, got together with Quinn XCII to create a brand new pop banger. Titled “In the Water,” it’s everything we could’ve asked for.
New Record Deal, New CAL
Newly signed to Photo Finish Records, CAL demonstrates that with a new record deal, comes a new sound. In 2019, Timeflies announced that they were going on an indefinite hiatus. There is no news of the group getting back together so far. Shortly after, CAL released his first solo project in November of the same year: The Identity Crisis: Side A. Last year, he released four other singles, with the last one being “Whatever You Like” in September.
Now that he’s signed with a new record label, he’s showing us that he’s ready to find the sound he wants to work with. CAL and Quinn XCII did an amazing job on new single “In The Water,” as the expertise that these two have is evident. Both of their voices sound amazing together as their differing music styles unite.
The sunny new track was co-written by CAL with Jorgen Odegard, who also co-wrote Justin Bieber’s “Holy.” It arrived with a colorful music video directed by Mike O’Brien. “Making this song has been unlike anything I’ve done in my entire career,” recalls CAL. “Every step of this song just felt special. ‘In the Water’ is that certain intangible. It actually started as a melodic idea in the shower. I ran right to the studio and started building the drum groove and progression. And the next part – I don’t know why I did this, but I was so excited about how the hook was sounding – that I sang it, filmed it, and released it on my socials.”
He adds: “I guess the solitary confinement of quarantine having stripped me of the collaborative songwriting process, which I live for, had me starved for some honest input. I wasn’t thinking beyond the moment.”