carla holden

carla holden

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Honest, raw, pure, and emotive. These words only begin to describe the voice of this young talent. Mixed with her unique lyrical observations and set to loops, piano, and soaring melodies. Songs about life, love, and loss.

Biography

It only takes one listen to hear the difference between Carla Holden and other female singers on the market. With a unique voice that is both pure and emotional, one feels every note of vulnerability that floats out of this compelling artist’s mouth. An artist who once dreamed of being a biologist? “I went to school to study marine biology. For fun I started playing songs in my dorm, and before I knew it friends were telling friends and I couldn’t fit any more bodies into my room. That’s when I thought I should really have a go at this music thing. I had found my calling...or it had found me”
With a newfound confidence Carla hit the streets of New York. She recorded the first 3 songs she wrote and landed a spot in the prestigious Ascap Lester Sills songwriting workshop. This led to a production deal with a then unknown Dangermouse (gnarls barkley, gorillaz). “I was really excited to have a producer to work with. Up to that point I had been producing my own demos.” The project ended up going in a more hip hop direction and Carla decided to stick to her creative guns. “I knew I could go the whole r&b or hip hop route but I had to stay true to my voice and follow the music that had inspired me to become an artist in the first place. Which has always been pop based.”
Carla manages to write personal songs from the broad perspective of a girl in her twenties.” I write songs about love, money, and the lack of both.” Influenced by artists such as Kate Bush, Tori Amos, and Fiona Apple, Carla is sure to follow in their successful footsteps. “I know what moves me and I just want to write my songs, and perform them for as many fans as possible for as long as I live.” With the star qualities of beauty, talent, and drive, this looks like the beginning of a beautiful story.

Lyrics

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Written By: carla holden

GET A JOB
BE ON TIME
ITS 9 TO 5
OH GOD I HOPE THIS IS NOT MY LIFE FOR A LIFE TIME
IT STARES SO SICK.
WHAT MAKES US TICK?
THE CLOCK HAS TAKEN AWAY ALL THE GOOD TIMES
A TRIP SO FAST DOES NOT LAST.
CONTROL IS A THING OF THE PAST IN MY MIND.
WITH THOUGHTS SO DEEP I CAN NOT SPEAK.
ASK HOW I FEEL AND I SAY I'M FINE. I AM FINE. I'M JUST FINE..

ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE
ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE
ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE

CLEAN YOUR HOUSE
FOR A YEAR, A MONTH, A WEEK.
WE CAN ALL FREE OUR MINDS DOING LAUNDRY
I EAT THREE MEALS POP MY PILLS.
LIFE IS A BEACH! ITS A GOOD TIME
TO CASH YOUR CHECK PAY YOUR RENT AND ALL THE MONEY IS SPENT.
DONT YOU FEEL LIKE SLIME? WELL THATS FINE THATS JUST FINE..

ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE
(DONT WANT TO GET OUT OF BED)
ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE
(I'LL STAY IN MY HEAD INSTEAD)
ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE
(AND ITS ALL THE SAME)
(ANS I WANNA CHANGE)

CIRCLES AND SQUARES

Written By: CARLA HOLDEN

WHAT DID YOU THINK WAS GONNA HAPPEN. WHAT DID YOU THINK THIS WAS GOING TO BE. I COULDVE SAVED YOU SAVED YOU SAVED YOU.

ACROSS THE LAND ACROSS THE SEA. IF I BUILD A BRIDGE WILL YOU COME TO ME? I WATCH THE CLOUDS SHIFT AND CHANGE TURN FROM SUN TO RAIN AND BACK AGAIN.

BUILD A LOVE. BUILD IT UP. AND ONCE WE GET TO THE TOP I KNOW WE CANT STOP. AT THE END IS WHERE I BEGIN AGAIN. I CAN BEGIN AGAIN

CIRCLES AND SQUARES YOU SEE THEM EVERYWHERE. CIRCLES AND SQUARES DONT DEFINE ME. HOW CAN I FIT INTO A MOLD THATS OLD AND SO PREDICTABLE. I AM NOT PREDICTABLE.
I PICK A SHADE WHEN I WANT TO CHANGE. I PICK A FONT. I DONT FEEL MUCH UNLESS YOU BREAK ME UP INTO PIECES NOW I FEEL ALIVE AGAIN.

BUILD A LOVE. BUILD IT UP. AND ONCE WE GET TO THE TOP I KNOW WE CANT STOP. AT THE END IS WHERE I BEGIN AGAIN. I CAN BEGIN AGAIN
BUILD A LOVE. BUILD IT UP. AND ONCE WE GET TOT HE TOP I KNOW WE CANT STOP NOW. AT THE END IS WHERE I BEGIN AGAIN. I CAN BEGIN AGAIN.

I KNOW I'LL FIND MY LIGHT WHEN I BEGIN AGAIN
WHEN I LET IT GO. I FLOW AGAIN

BUILD A LOVE. BUILD IT UP. AND ONCE WE GET TO THE TOP I KNOW WE CANT STOP. AT THE END IS WHERE I BEGIN AGAIN. I CAN BEGIN AGAIN BUILD A LOVE. BUILD IT UP. AND ONCE WE GET TOT HE TOP I KNOW WE CANT STOP. AT THE END IS WHERE I BEGIN AGAIN. YES I CAN BEGIN AGAIN
AT THE END I BEGIN AGAIN
YES I CAN BEGIN AGAIN

WHAT DID YOU THINK WAS GONNA HAPPEN. WHAT DID YOU THINK THIS WAS GOING TO BE. I COULDVE SAVED YOU SAVED YOU SAVED YOU.

a day in the life

Written By: carla holden

GET A JOB
BE ON TIME
ITS 9 TO 5
OH GOD I HOPE THIS IS NOT MY LIFE FOR A LIFE TIME
IT STARES SO SICK.
WHAT MAKES US TICK?
THE CLOCK HAS TAKEN AWAY ALL THE GOOD TIMES
A TRIP SO FAST DOES NOT LAST.
CONTROL IS A THING OF THE PAST IN MY MIND.
WITH THOUGHTS SO DEEP I CAN NOT SPEAK.
ASK HOW I FEEL AND I SAY I'M FINE. I AM FINE. I'M JUST FINE..

ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE
ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE
ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE

CLEAN YOUR HOUSE
FOR A YEAR, A MONTH, A WEEK.
WE CAN ALL FREE OUR MINDS DOING LAUNDRY
I EAT THREE MEALS POP MY PILLS.
LIFE IS A BEACH! ITS A GOOD TIME
TO CASH YOUR CHECK PAY YOUR RENT AND ALL THE MONEY IS SPENT.
DONT YOU FEEL LIKE SLIME? WELL THATS FINE THATS JUST FINE..

ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE
(DONT WANT TO GET OUT OF BED)
ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE
(I'LL STAY IN MY HEAD INSTEAD)
ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY..
AND ITS ALL THE SAME
IT'S JUST ANOTHER DAY..
AND I WANNA CHANGE

Discography

A day in the life EP
Wake up and love me LP

Set List

Set list can be provided, but varies show by show.