“It was really important and pivotal for me to go through all of these life changes, because now I’m in the best place I’ve ever been,” she admits. “Honestly, I never knew how to be this happy. I didn’t even know I was capable of it. I always felt like I was afraid of starting over and not finding anything as good or better than what I had. As a result, I’m becoming who I was meant to be as an artist and a person. I can definitely say I’ve grown.” And, you can hear that in the progression of the music.
“My main goal is for people to relate. Going through tough times, crazy times, and even happy times, you want to feel like you’re not alone. When audiences hear this, I hope they think, “Oh, there she is. This is the Cassadee we knew was there, but never quite got in the past.’ Recently, a longtime fan said to me, ‘You’re truly happy. You remind me of that excited Cassadee from 2008 again.’ Hearing those words meant so much to me. This new music is real. It’s my story. You’re getting the most authentic version of me.”