What is the meaning behind your name?
CARYS means love.
CARYS unapologetically feels, free from thought and judgment. Feelings can be ugly sometimes, but I believe that all emotions come from love. Longing for it, running from it, diving into it, losing it - I believe that everything we do revolves around giving and receiving more love in the end. It is the most powerful thing in the world.
What is your biggest source of inspiration?
I am inspired by people. By moments. By relationships. I am obsessed with how we connect to each other. All of my songs in some way have something to do with connection. In turn, I am also inspired by the opposite - detachment. Detachment from ourselves and from reality, as a defense mechanism to pain.
How do you want your music to make people feel?
I hope people see/hear themselves in my words. I hope that it helps people understand their own feelings better because that is what writing them has done for me. Most of my songs were written in a very raw state - a stream of consciousness sort of flow - and because they are so vulnerable, I believe that I will draw all of my soulmates to me through them. All of the people with hearts like mine, and hopefully in turn, we will all feel more connected and less alone in the world.
Why the stars?
bc I’m a star