Cruisin'

Album: The Malibu Sessions (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • Colbie Caillat sings here about "cruisin' round naked." The inspiration for her carefree attitude came from observing babies on a beach in Kauai, Hawaii. She explained to AT40:

    "I go to the island of Kauai in Hawaii and we go write there all the time. It was Jason Reeves, his wife Danielle and my sister Morgan. We were all on the beach and Jason just had this little baby Martin guitar, and we were looking at all the babies and they were running around naked, and we were like 'It's not fair. It's way more comfortable. They have no tan line.'

    We were just kind of making this joke about how everything in Hawaii is laid-back and fun and carefree, so we kind of just [started] making a little bit of a joke song, and then we really loved it. We wrote it right there on the beach that day, and I still have the audio recording of it.

    It's one that I love because it has a million harmonies on it and it talks about my favorite island in the world."

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