Colbie Caillat surprised fans on Monday when she released a new EP, titled "Gypsy Heart Side A" featuring the new single 'Try.' As you might have guessed, the 5-song 'Side A' collection is only the first of two EP releases Colbie has planned, with 'Side B' expected later this year.
"The reason I wanted to do the EP is because, right now, I think everyone's attention spans are very short," Caillat tells Billboard.com. "I think 12 songs is too much to listen to all at once. When I buy a record, I get to the fifth song, and then I don't get to really hear the rest of the record. People can listen to the first five songs, fall in love with them, get to know them, and then a few months later, have the rest of the record available for download."
"Try," which was co-written by R&B legend Babyface, resulted from a "venting experience" after Colbie was pressured by her label to scrap an album in 2013 and start over. Caillat aimed the song at women who are looking for a renewed sense of self-worth. "It's exhausting being a woman," says Caillat. "This song is not to say that we should never wear makeup, but to say that, sometimes, it's okay not to."
The lyric video for "Try" features a whole host of female fans and celebrities like Sheryl Crow, Sara Bareilles, Christina Perri, Ingrid Michaelson, Tristan Prettyman and more appearing without makeup, to help drive Caillat's point home:
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