At 19 years old, pop artist Caitlynne Curtis’ life changed forever; her sweet boy Jonah came into the world. Inspired by her son, she released “I Will Survive” – an anthem for females, just in time for National Women’s Month.
“I was playing guitar for him on a Saturday… he wanted me to write a song for him. Whenever I pictured writing for him, I knew it had to be upbeat and fun because that’s what represented him.”
Her favorite part about the single is her son’s guest appearance at the end of the song. She described it as a “proud mom moment”. According to Curtis, Jonah was a natural at recording and this made her realize she had passed her singing genes onto him.
“He wants to be a singer… and a comedian. I was like, you got it kid!”
Jonah can also be seen in her music video where he was, once again, a natural. Curtis wanted to make him the main character and he definitely did not shy away from the camera.
“It was so incredible to watch your child do something like that.”
Becoming a mom at a young age was difficult at first, but it made Curtis realize how strong mothers really are. Her “life did a complete 180” and she learned to change it around. She wanted to create a powerful song for not only mothers, but fathers to relate to as well. She stresses that all parents deserve recognition and appreciation- they all love their kids.
Though originally from Boston, MA, Curtis now lives in Nashville, TN. At 16 years old, she auditioned for X-Factor and was told no from the judges. The artist continued auditioning for shows until she finally quit her job to pursue music on her own terms.
She urges fans and listeners to never give up on themselves. She feels “if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will,” and boy, is she right.
Curtis is currently on tour opening for Struggle Jennings, and has huge goals – one of which is winning a Grammy. She is excited to see how far she can take her music career, and we are cheering her on from the sidelines.
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