One Fine Wire


  • This song is about stage fright. Colbie Caillat explains in the September 11 edition of the Seattle Post: " I was taking an acting class in college a couple of years ago because I was really shy on stage and I really wanted to get better about that. But I quit the class and then I wrote that song because I was really mad at myself for quitting."
  • Caillat wrote this song with the Iowa-raised songwriter Jason Reeves and the producer Mikal Blue. Reeves, who collaborated on 10 songs for the Coco album, told us that he was writing specifically for Colbie's voice. Said Reeves: "When we're writing, she's singing it, I can hear it happening. That makes it easier to visualize. But it is a good thing to be able to write to somebody's specific voice, because people sing in many different ways, and the way Colbie sings is very special. And it's not hard to write songs for something like that. It's pretty easy, actually." (See our full interview with Jason Reeves.)


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