Written by Jill Sheets
A few years ago, I was blessed to see Cimorelli in concert. When I got to meet the sisters in person, they were nice and down to earth. They would talk and take pictures with their fans. They were also amazing in concert and hopefully I will be able to see them again! The sisters write their own music and play instruments. It is great to watch them develop in their music career. Soon they will be releasing a new album called “Sad Girls Club.” Read on about them, their music, and their new book.
R: Tell our readers about yourselves. How did you get into the music industry?
C: We are six musical sisters originally from California, but now we’re living in Nashville. We also have five brothers and we were homeschooled, so we grew up singing together all the time. We started our band at 10 years old in our hometown (Sacramento area) as a full instrumental band with electric guitar, bass, drums, and two keyboards. Then we started our YouTube career in 2009 and switched to more of an a capella thing, uploading weekly covers of popular songs to YouTube. In 2010 we moved down to Los Angeles and got a record deal with a major label. We worked in the music industry there for five years. It was exhausting and very frustrating trying to be ourselves in an industry where it felt like we didn’t fit “in the box.” Finally, we left our label and moved to Nashville in 2015. Since our move and going independent, we have recorded and released two albums of music, written and published our first book, and toured all over the US, Europe, and South America. Our third album, “Sad Girls Club,” comes out October 27th!
R: Tell us about your new album “Alive.” What are your favorite songs off this new album?
C: I think each of us has a different favorite for different reasons. My (Katherine) favorite is “Alive,” as I wrote a lot of the lyrics and it’s my personal story based on a poem I wrote.
R: You write your own songs. What is your writing process? Do you write things together? How do you come up with the ideas for the songs?
C: Each song is uniquely different. Some we write together, some on our own. Usually it’ll start with lyrics, and if someone has some lyrics but no melody, they’ll have a different sister finish it out. Sometimes one of us will write an entire song on our own.
R: Do you have any plans on touring soon?
C: We have been so focused on recording our new album this year and creating content for our YouTube that we haven’t made touring plans this year, but we are going to make some soon! Stay tuned!
R: Where can people get your music?
C: Spotify, Apple Music, Pledge music and iTunes.
R: Tell us about your book Lessons Learned. Where can people get it?
C: We wrote it last year! It’s a book of advice and life lessons written for young girls and women. We get tons of questions and people asking us for advice on social media, so we decided to put together a book of the questions we get asked the most. You can get it on our Pledge music page.
R: What do you like to do in your free time?
C: We each have our own individual interests but I would say collectively, we like having dance parties and BBQs with our friends, watching movies, going on walks, and writing music.
R: What are your future goals?
C: We would like our new album, “Sad Girls Club,” to reach as many people as possible. We also want to plan another tour around the world! We haven’t been to Australia and a lot of Asia yet, so we need to get there!
R: It is not easy being a teenager. What advice would you give them?
C: I know it sounds like a promo, but I genuinely would tell them to get our book Lessons Learned on our Pledge music page! It is packed full of advice for teenagers on things like friendship, family, body image and self-esteem, career advice, spirituality, and even saving money.
R: What are your social networking sites?
C: Twitter: @cimorelliband, Instagram: @cimorelliband Snapchat: @itscimorelli
Our website is Cimorellimusic.com and our YouTube is YouTube.com/cimorellitheband
R: Is there anything you would like to add or say to your fans?
C: Thank you for supporting us all these years and for sticking by us through the ups and the downs. We love you guys with all our hearts and we’re so grateful we get to do this for our career!!
Picture credit: Acacia Evans Photography/ Founder at Big City Thoughts Magazine