Time really does fly for CAL. Growing up a Timeflies fan, I was excited to get the opportunity to interview CAL, who’s gone onto enjoy a successful career himself. His latest release, “In The Water,” features a Sheesh favorite in Quinn XCII, and it’s as good as you’d imagine. Get to know CAL beyond his Timeflies days, and watch him reminisce on his past in our Deep Dive below.
Obviously, Timeflies is near and dear to me, but it has been a lot of fun to explore my own individual artistry the last couple of years. I have gotten to work with some incredible collaborators and just recently did a record deal with PhotoFinish Records before putting out “In the Water.” The whole experience has been something totally new and different, and incredibly exciting after so many years living on the road touring. I have really been focusing on bettering my own writing and production, which has been an awesome experience.
Mine too! Yeah, I really love his sound and style and this was a dream come true. What happened was, I was in the shower (where my singing career started :) ) and came up with the chorus for "In the Water." I raced out to the studio and produced out the idea and I never would have done this... but the pandemic made collaborating impossible, so I posted it on my socials. He was one of the first to hit me up and say “Dude, this is crazy. Save me a verse.” From there, we got together in the studio and it was magic from that moment on.
I love the lyric “you give me major lift like hallelujah melody” — the song is about not overthinking that feeling. We all know when that feeling is there, but we often talk ourselves out of it, or stop ourselves from allowing it to happen.
Rez and I practically grew up together. From college onwards, we helped shape one another’s sounds and styles as both producers and writers. We both have made some incredible music together and gotten to work with amazing collaborators who taught us each a ton about songwriting. All of these experiences have helped influence me and get me to where I am today as both a writer and artist.
Rez and I are great. We have actually been doing a lot of work together for film & tv projects which has been an awesome new experience. I think after working on one singular thing for so long, we were both looking for a bit of creative freedom and to dive into new projects for a bit. The whole experience has been really refreshing for both of us, and it's been great to work on new creative projects together.
I’m a 3 handicap in golf and I’m an excellent whistler. That’s what you were looking for, right?
Honestly, as much as I like to set goals, I really am just trying to live in the moment. I feel like I get anxious getting too far ahead of myself. I’m just trying to be the best I can be right now.
Damn. This is a tough one. Obviously some crazy shows... fans having lyrics tattooed on them always gives me chills. But I think the best for me is getting to meet so many talented people I idolize and picking their brain for things they’ve learned along the way. Got to hang with Pharrell once – I'll never forget that.
I’m doing something special here, and if you were a fan of Timeflies, you’re going to love this.