Singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith released her sophomore album ‘Supernova’ in March via Monument Records to much critical acclaim. The album was inspired by the highs and lows of life during Smith’s time on the road with her husband and two young sons. Tackling themes of growing older, having an appreciation for life and family, Smith stated “I had years to collect songs for the first album. This time I was much more focused going in. I had a better idea of what I wanted to create.” The first single, “Put Me Back Together,” is one of multiple songs on the album inspired by her marriage “I’m grateful to have found that person who can ease my mind and calm all the noise,” she says. “In our relationship, I’m definitely the mess and Rollie is the one constantly putting me back together and talking me off the ledge.” In the current pandemic that’s isolated everyone in their homes, the songs have taken on new meaning for those reflecting on the importance of family as well as both the appreciation and fragility of life. Smith was to be touring right as the coronavirus started to spread but postponed to later in the year.
B-Sides spoke with Smith about her new album, how she’s connecting with fans via her livestreams, the new meaning of the music of ‘Supernova’ and more. Check out the interview: