Susan Calloway

Susan Calloway

 Detroit, Michigan, USA
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“I want my music to contribute to the world in a spiritual, personal way. To help people look at their lives with hope and possibility, no matter what. I want my music to comfort and inspire people, to encourage them to run hard at their dreams and goals. It’s too easy to be mediocre. Fusing my life and music to create great lasting art, that’s what it’s all about for me.”

Biography

Combine the edginess of Pink with the socially conscious lyrics of U2, wrap that in a voice that gracefully explodes like Sarah McLaughlin, yet soothes the soul like Sarah Barailles, and that would be the START of describing Susan Calloway…

Susan’s new EP ‘Chasin The Sun,’ has already won 12 Detroit Music Awards, climbed to #37 on the R&R Charts, and is spinning on Top 40, Hot AC, and Pandora radio! Uncommon for a new artist, (but not so uncommon for someone with Susan’s ambition,) she had placed songs on hit TV shows, before even releasing the current EP! Her music appears on “Dawson’s Creek,” “Summerland” and “One Tree Hill.” Chasin The Sun, (the debut EP) was produced by Gerard Smerek, who has mixed, engineered, and produced projects for everyone from soul divas Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin and Donna Summer to R. Kelly and Kid Rock. While Smerek has proven to be an incredible sound board for Calloway, the singer sets herself apart from many artists who call themselves “singer-songwriters” by literally writing everything herself: lyrics, melodies, chord changes, harmonies, bridges and arrangements.
Susan’s graceful yet commanding voice caught the attention of Grammy award winning conductor Arnie Roth, and Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uemtasu. Strongly believing her vocals would compliment ‘Distant Worlds,’ she was asked to sing on Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy, her voice beautifully sung “Memoro De La Stona.” It was such a great match that Susan sang with the orchestra on the Distant Worlds Tour, and was asked to sing yet again on Distant Worlds II: Music From Final Fantasy, gracefully performing, “Melodies of Life” and the very popular, “Suteki Da Ne.”

Susan posses a great talent, but it is her passion that sets her apart. Believing that embracing the journey is just as exciting as reaching any destination, Susan has been chasing her dreams her whole life. Learning classical piano at age five and taking classical voice from the age of 12, she believed early on that “music is something that chose me more than I chose it.”

Lyrics

Don't Fall in Love

Written By: Susan Calloway

DON’T FALL IN LOVE

You can hold my hand, if you promise to let go
Today I say yes, tomorrow I might say no
Cuz Love only stays, till it gets in the way

And the question between us
Do you think I’m the girl who could be enough cuz I
Got the rest of the night to think of
So shut up and kiss me, but don’t fall in love

I think you’re all right, for now that is all you get
Surrender or fight, tug a war inside my head
Cuz love only stays, till it gets in the way

And the question between us
Are you the boy who could be enough cuz I
Got the rest of the night to think of
So shut up and kiss me, but don’t fall in love

And I can’t keep on fighting this
No I can’t lay down & just take it
And I don’t know just what it is about you
That I just can’t quit, don’t know what it is

You can hold my hand, if you promise don’t let go
Before I say yes, there is something you should know
I want you to stay, do you think that’s ok

And the question between us
Do you think I’m the girl who could be enough cuz I
Got the rest of my life to think of
So shut up and kiss me, but don’t fall in love

Don’t fall in love, no Don’t fall in love
I think I’m in Love

LYRICS & MUSIC SUSAN CALLOWAY C. 2008 WASABI MUSIC, BMI

Discography

Chasin The Sun