The formation of Corlyx marks a shift in Caitlin and Brandon’s life. Caitlin quit her job after 12 years, cashed out her retirement fund and the couple moved to Italy to realise their dream. Brandon explains: “With our mutual love of multiple styles of music yet heavily influenced by electronic and industrial rock, the goal for our sound was to mix these elements including the fusion of dramatic pop vocals, creating something unique, a genre we call ‘dark pop’.”
The band’s history is as unique as their sound. American singer Caitlin and Italian born songwriter Brandon both have had traumatic experiences from an early age on. Caitlin’s story has been shaped by drug abuse and divorce dramas in her family and ultimately a condition she has been suffering from called Marfan Syndrome, an illness that causes severe deformities in the spine, which forced her to undergo a life threatening surgery at the age of 14. Having been mentally distressed from the painful process and the physical changes the procedure brought along, Caitlin has sought an escape into music saying that “music has always been the soundtrack to my life and the outlet to my sorrow. It’s about forgiving those who abandoned me and how to accept yourself, all the flaws, the deformities. My scars are my biggest inspiration for me to this day. I was a fighter and always will be.”
The single ‘Starlet’ out on 3rd February 2016 and available to pre-order on itunes on 12th January 2016!