Discovery: Calista Garcia

Calista Garcia is a folk singer songwriter based in Nashville whose storytelling new track Deep Blue Diving caught my ear.

By Graeme Smith

Calista is country in the tradition of Jenny Lewis. Her track Deep Blue Diving is infused with vignettes that bring her themes to life. Those themes are female empowerment in a world where men will tear you down and trying to find love in a dating pool full of risk. The overall message is one of optimism though and its reinforced through its big folk-rock instrumentals.

Calista wrote the song after moving to Nashville and finding she didn’t fit in. Inspired by the words of Bob Dylan and Sylvia Plath, she found a place in her writing. Deep Blue Diving is certainly one of the most eloquent tracks I’ve heard for some time. You can check it out below.