Teen rocker, Casey Bishop, impressed the American Idol judges last year with her big voiced rock stylings on covers like “House of the Rising Sun,” Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and Motley Crue’s “Live Wire.” She even switched it up one week with a classic cover of “Over The Rainbow.”
She finished season 19 in fourth place, but nevertheless, 19 Recordings and BMG Music signed her to a record deal. Now, finally, the singer drops her debut single, “Bad Dream.” Casey writes on Instagram that she wrote the song with producer Chris Greatti, Willow Smith (Will Smith’s daughter), Brasko and Asher Bank.
The song lyrics go: “Is this a bad dream?/Don’t know what is happening/everytime I think of you it’s so paralyzing/and I’m trying to wake up.”
Casey Bishop ‘Bad Dream’ Visualizer
Last year, Casey traveled to Los Angeles for writing and recording sessions with producer/singer-songwriter Chris Greatti’s in his home studio.
According to the singer’s hometown newspaper, the News-Press, Casey started writing songs with Greatti, who also worked with Yungblud and Blink 182, the day after the American Idol finale in May. “Then I just kept going back and forth over there [to Los Angeles],” she said, “and we just keep on writing bangers.”
She describes the new songs she is writing as rock and alternative rock. The songs have an angry and aggressive overtone said Casey, after being inspired by a past romantic breakup.
In an end of the year Instagram post back in December, Casey wrote, “…i’m SOOO excited for you guys to hear the new music. Working on this upcoming project has been so insanely fun. I discover something new about myself during every song and everyone involved in the music is just so unbelievably talented. It’s still crazy to me how being at such a low point in my life last year brought me to my happiest and highest self this year. The growth has been fast but beautiful and is ongoing.”
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