“OBSESSED. WITH. THIS. SONG” – Kelsea Ballerini. Country songstress Kaylee Bell has released her brand new single ‘Getting Closer’ to radio. The track is available to pre-order now for release November 11 on iTunes. A pop version of ‘Getting Closer’ is also available.
With a passion for unforgettable melodies and sincere lyricism, Kaylee Bell is fast becoming one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s premier conveyors of contemporary country music. With two stunning records and a raft of coveted awards to her name, the talented songwriter is a rising star burning ever brighter.
With preparations for a third record underway, Bell has given us a taste of what’s to come with ‘That’s What I Call Crazy’, and new single ‘Getting Closer’, a co-write with Australia’s Morgan Evans. Co-writing holds a special place in Bell’s heart, with the songwriter often travelling to Nashville to collaborate with fellow luminaries. For her upcoming record, Bell has teamed up with Jerry Flowers (Keith Urban), Phil Barton, and The Potbelleez’ Ilan Kidron.
“I love co-writing, Nashville is an amazing place to go to write as you can’t help but be inspired,” Bell enthuses. “I find this the most productive way to work as you go into co-writes with your ideas and come out with a song, in most cases. It has been great going to Nashville four times now to write and learn from other writers.”
The video clip was shot by New Zealand’s Storyworks around the most scenic parts of South Island New Zealand. “It was a road trip concept that turned into a real road trip because I had my best friends on set with me and we were lucky to have amazing weather and an amazing team, It was a road trip vibe, with the best parts of South Island New Zealand featuring including Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Twizel, the clay cliffs in Omarama. We had an old Chrysler Valiant Charger great. I am so proud of this music video, it shows the best of NZ , who I am and my new sound in my music going forth.”
With new music around the corner, Bell, now based in Bathurst, is sounding as inspired as ever – and she’s figured out her strengths. “Songwriting is something I feel there are no real rules around, as it is a form of art and to me that means it is open to interpretation. But I feel like I have learned to be more honest in my writing and say exactly what I think, and not try to paint a picture around it too much and blur the point. I am more of a melody type girl – I love melodies first then the lyrics usually come from that, so for me songwriting has become a part of who I am and I am constantly trying to improve my craft.”