Cale Holland: LA-based Singer & Model Talks Career, Inspirations, & Recent Single "Parachute"

Orchee Sorker | February 12, 2022


Los Angeles based singer and model, Cale Holland talks about his career, inspirations, and the creative process of his recent single “Parachute”.


How did you get started with music and modeling?


I grew up in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. I originally was making SoundCloud rap.

When I moved to LA, I was doing acting, but music was always what I've wanted to do. It's always what I've focused the most on outside of everything, you know? So I was like, let's just go back to that. I took my inspiration. I didn't always want to model. I was scouted for modeling in Florida. It's something I can do.


Who are your musical inspirations?


I don't know. It's always jumped around. I feel like The Gorillas and OutKast were big inspirations for my sound. I grew up listening to a lot of Fall Out Boy, Incubus, and people like that. I had a big rap phase too, where I listened to Lil Wayne and Post Malone. It's a wide range. So, there's some kind of like hip hop songs and then there's some rock…but I'm kind of leaning towards doing the whole pop thing.


What is your creative process for your latest single “Parachute”?


So, we named it “Parachute” cause I say it once I say the word parachute once in it. Creatively, we produced it all first, and then I just put the lyrics to it. I had two other producers on it, and they played the instruments. I designed the song’s layout. We developed it within a month. We kind of decided to finish it, but this is only the second song I finished in like a year. Normally, I get a demo and enlist to do it for like months. But for this one, we were like let's immediately finish this.


Speaking of modeling...what’s one of your favorite shoots you’ve done?


My favorite shoot is when I modeled for Gucci a couple of years ago. It was in a mansion. It was really weird. They put me in for the casting the night before. They had a bunch of models there. Then, they'd call us up to do like a couple of pictures to test us. Everyone else was doing cool stuff and they put me in boxers and t-shirt. After the shoot, I was like I definitely didn't get that. Then, they called me at like midnight, and they were like can you be here at 7:00 AM? That was my most favorite shoot.


What are your goals for 2022?


I just want to keep releasing music cause I feel like I'm getting better and better every time. So, my only goals are to keep doing it.