The video sees Mabes embodying the women who paved the way for artists such as herself, singer-songwriters like Bobbie Gentry, one of the first female American singer-songwriters to compose her own original content.
Mabes is seen singing to the studio audience of a fictional TV show, wearing a 60s-inspired satin jumpsuit, dancing as she sings about wanting to reunite with her loved ones. Her lyrics capture the feeling of waiting through quarantine to see lovers and friends again.
“‘Caught Up’ was inspired by lovers that were unable to see each other throughout lockdown. FaceTime and Zoom is great, but when you love and miss somebody, seeing them on a screen just isn’t the same as holding their hand or laying your head down on them,” said Mabes.
The song overall is wistful and bubbly, a beautiful addition to Mabes’ discography.
“Caught Up” is one of three previous singles that will be featured on Mabes’ forthcoming EP.
Watch the music video for “Caught Up” now:
Mabes describes her sound as “honest” with “a country twang influenced by pop.” She first picked up the guitar at 15 years old and learned to write as her fascination for British act Laura Marling’s folk-poetry developed.
Though also residing in the UK, Mabes developed an admiration for American artists such as Carole King, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer and The Smiths. She credits them as some of her many influences.
Mabes’ forward-thinking, raw and emotional songwriting style, as well as her ambition and drive, has led to cutting-edge, intelligent folk and pop music that makes her stand out. With her dreamy vocals and timeless authenticity, there’s no doubt that Mabes is a global entity and artist to watch in 2020 and beyond.
Feature photo by: Felicity Davies
Photo below by: Sophia Humphreys