Kimberly Caldwell's debut album "Without Regret" is one of the most striking new albums to be released over the next few months. The American Idol alum wears her heart on her sleeves, passionately opening up to listeners about hardships, broken family and dealing with broken hearts that is genuinely heartfelt and touching.
The beauty of this record is that Caldwell sings about her own personal journey in a way that makes it possible for other people to relate to it and make this record their own. Powerful stuff.
"Without Regret" is a true labor of love that the Texas singer worked on for years. Instead of rushing to get an album out after appearing on American Idol, she took the time to finetune her craft and carve out a musical niche of her own. Produced by Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Trevor Hall, Kate Voegele), the album features four songs co-written by Caldwell as well as tunes written by Diane Warren, Kara DioGuardi and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger. "Without Regret" will be released in April.
Kim and I had a little video chat last week to talk about "Without Regret" and a lot more. We talked about her stint on American Idol, her friendship with Diane Warren, the song "Human After All," her love for the gay community, being a female role model and a lot more. (Thanks for the chat Kim. Next time I'm in West Hollywood, I will hit you up!)