Carol Barrett

Carol Barrett

BandR&BSoul

Soulful, R&B with lyrics that comfort the broken hearted.

Biography

Bio
Carol Barrett

Technically speaking Carol Barrett’s musical career began when her parents decide to give her the name Carol which means Joyous song.  A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Carol moved to Canada at age 11 and began singing at Church in her teens.

One evening when she thought the church lobby was empty, she began singing to herself.  A church leader overheard her and immediately booked her to sing at some church functions.

Singing at church didn’t give her any ideas about becoming a professional singer and so after graduation from University, armed with a degree in French literature; she left Canada to become an English teacher in Japan.

Even in the middle of her teaching career it would always accidentally leak out that she could sing somehow and friends, students and family members would often book her to do weddings and other events.

An avid creative writer and script-writer for years, during this time Carol also began to hone her skills as a song-writer, often waking up at night to write songs and eventually penning 46 songs.

Armed with a book of songs, she set off for New York in 2001 to pursue a recording career full-time.  As we all know, this was the year of the 9-11 attacks.  Watching the second tower come down from her balcony was all too close to what would later happen to her singing ambitions. She returned to Canada in October of 2001 and put the book of songs and a recording career aside for a while or about 7 years.

During this time she shifted her attention to script writing and studying film.  The end result was a story set in Japan about a woman who has a secret power and doesn’t realize it.

But if your name means Joyous song, you can’t put the music aside for ever and in 2008 Carol reached for a song from her songwriting collection and teamed up with producer Al Fraser to produce the music.  The track, “I’ll probably love you anyway”, is all about investing a lot in someone who chooses to be with someone else.

The recording was done at Cherry Beach Studios in Toronto and the reception so far has been wonderful. Particularly meaningful was a single mother going through a divorce who emailed her to tell her how close to home this song was.

Plans for the next few months including putting I’ll probably love you anyway plus 9 more of the 46 songs on a full-length album.

Following this, the inspiration for her next project comes from Jamie Foxx.  In 2004 Carol was deeply inspired by the way Jamie Foxx took all that he was: a piano player, a singer, a mimic and an actor and poured it into the film Ray.

“My real work is taking the creative writer, the singer/songwriter and my love of Japan and pouring it all into the film project-The Mission.”
www.nejo.ca

Lyrics

I'll probably love you anyway

Written By: Carol Barrett

SONG TITLE:
"I'll probably love you anyway"
Copyright.2008
Lyrics by Carol Barrett
Production by Al Fraser for
smoothbeatsonly.com
SOCAN A520758
US: ASCAP

VERSE 1
Something for something, tit for tat
Give something to me, get something back
Ain't nothing wrong, that ain't no crime
It's gone on like that for all of time

Made my investment want my return
and to see just how much I've earned
But even if you should walk away
I'll probably love you, anyway

CHORUS
Looks like my love is here to stay
I'll probably love you anyway.
And lift you up each time I pray
until forever and a day
What I’m just starting now to see
This one just wasn’t about me
So all of my life, all of my days
I’ll probably love you anyway.

VERSE 2
The world says I love you, you love me
But that's not the way this story will be
This story will take another spin
That love was just there to help you win

Not knowing that you would ever choose
Not thinking that I would ever lose
Stayed right in your corner till today
And I'll probably love you, anyway.

CHORUS
Looks like my love is here to stay
I'll probably love you anyway.
And lift you up each time I pray
until forever and a day
What I’m just starting now to see
This one just wasn’t about me
So all of my life, all of my days
I’ll probably love you anyway.

BRIDGE
I can't hold you in my arms tonight
But the author of love says that's allright
It will be accredited to me
all that I have given you for free
AND I AM VESTED in this love anyway.

Looks like my love is here to stay
I'll probably love you anyway.
And lift you up each time I pray
until forever and a day
What I’m just starting now to see
This one just wasn’t about me
So all of my life, all of my days
I’ll probably love you anyway.

CHORUS
Looks like my love is here to stay
I'll probably love you anyway.
And lift you up each time I pray
until forever and a day
What I’m just starting now to see
This one just wasn’t about me
So all of my life, all of my days
I’ll probably love you anyway.

Discography

New Single: I'll probably love you anyway

Set List

A singer songwriter with 46 songs to her credit.