When Carolyn Thomas started playing piano at the age of 6, like so many other children, she could never have guessed that it would lead her to releasing her second EP by the age of 22. In fact, it wasn’t until after graduating high school that she decided to pursue music.
Carolyn is chasing her dream of being a creator and performer of music with all her heart. It’s become her life’s greatest passion, and means of expressing herself. She’s thrown herself into making an EP that might even help you see the world a little differently. “It’s about being able to stand on your own and not feel like you have to be with someone for the sake of it – but also about having fun and not being too serious about it all!” We love an independent woman who won’t settle for anything less than the best, so you go girl! We’re here ready to champion you on and sing along!
Carolyn’s EP is hitting the streets of Perth in two weeks’ time at her debut EP launch at The Boston and it’s going to be a night you don’t want to miss! You can buy tickets here, and go in the draw to win a copy of the EP (details at the bottom of this post)!
Saturday 25 March 2017
205 James Street, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003
7:00pm – 11:00pm
General Admission $10
Carolyn’s EP has been written through harnessing one particular emotion, and pulling that emotion apart in a song – rather than focusing on a particular life experience. “The way I like to think of it is that songs are exaggerated emotions – a way of exploring how you feel rather than telling an actual story. So the life experiences that I’ve drawn from were more like snapshots of emotion, taken out of the context of my life and explored through song-writing”.
Her EP has been inspired by a range of artists’ style, such as Alanis Morissette, Kimbra and Rachel Claudio. “My inspiration for the EP was different for each song. Some of them began with just a line of melody that got stuck in my head and then slowly became a whole song the more I sung it, whereas others were more personal and were inspired by events and emotions in my life.”
Carolyn’s dream is to be able to write and perform music for a living – whether that’s as an independent artist or a signed artist. She says that as long as she’s in the music industry, being creative, she’ll be happy!
If you’ve never heard of Carolyn Thomas, she’s a gal you need to get onto ASAP. Mad musical skillz aside, her love of Pilates, interior design, makeup, dystopian novels, and killer-pool skills makes her a girl we could all use in our life. Or in our cars. Singing us to work every day. Because that’s not creepy at all.
Carolyn also sang me down the aisle. That was awesome. She nailed it.
We here at Her Happy Heart are all super excited to hear what Carolyn’s been working so hard on for over a year, and support her as she launches her newest EP! Carolyn is also really excited to be able to share this with us, so make sure you get down to hear it! “I am most excited about people hearing the songs – I’ve been writing, workshopping and recording this EP for quite a while now, and I’m so excited for people to finally hear it!”
Don’t forget to buy your tickets here! You will also be able to buy them on the night, as well as her EP. Her EP will also be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazing, Tidal, Apple Music, etc! Basically, from anywhere and everywhere after the launch. Check it out!
And now for the exciting part… WANT TO WIN A COPY OF CAROLYN’S EP!?!?!
Of course you do!
We have one copy to give away to our readers, and entering is seriously easy!
TO ENTER VIA FACEBOOK
- Follow both Her Happy Heart and Carolyn Thomas Music on Facebook
- Like the giveaway post on the Her Happy Heart page
- Comment on the giveaway post and let us know: Are you musically minded? Or can’t sing a note to save your life?!
TO ENTER VIA INSTAGRAM
- Follow both Her Happy Heart (@herhappyheart) and Carolyn Thomas Music (@carolynthomasmusic) on Instagram
- Like the giveaway post on the Her Happy Heart account
- Tag two friends in the comment section
- BONUS two entries if you re-gram the giveaway post and tag @herhappyheart to let us know!
Entering via both Facebook and Instagram will increase your chances of winning. The giveaway will run until next Thursday, 16th March, and a winner will be announced on Friday, 17th March. Good luck!!
Connect with Carolyn and her awesome music via the following channels:
All photos credited to Luke Conroy (LP Photography)
EP artwork credit: Caitlin Du Toit (The Soul Crusade)