18-year-old british electro-pop siren, Caitlyn Scarlett, releases new EP Jurassic Jukebox & Other Drugs, available now for review and feature. Drawing inspiration from influential singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, Caitlyn Scarlett combines lyrically driven songs with uptempo, bass-heavy beats. With production assistance from Ayo Beatz, who has worked with grime artists like Wiley, Jurassic Jukebox & Other Drugs explores a new genre of music where the combination of singer-songwriter style and dirty-dubstep bass beats meet in perfect harmony. Although the EP is a display of this musical exploration, Scarlett does not completely shy away from her classically trained roots by including track “Night Never Lies” and acoustic single “Sunset Cigarette.”
Born and bred in a small village outside of Windsor in England, Scarlett learned to explore an urban state of mind in writing her new album while attending University in King’s Cross, London. Originally dreaming of theatrical stardom on the stages of London’s West End, Scarlett obtained training in traditional musical theatre stylings. However, at age 15 the singer-songwriter picked up a guitar and never looked back. Getting her start by collaborating with UK-based rapper Little Simz and the ‘Space’ collective which she is a member of, Scarlett developed her own sound and aesthetic with this new release.