Caillat worked with many producers, songwriters, and artists on the new album, including Grammy winning songwriters and producers such as Rick Nowels, John Shanks, and the acclaimed songwriter and 2009 American Idol judge, Kara DioGuardi. Caillat set up a hi-octane 'writing camp' in Hawaii last year, inviting familiar collaborators Jason Reeves and Mikal Blue (who co-produced/co-wrote her debut album) and Kara DioGuardi to the "camp". Caillat and her team wrote 50 songs for the album and recorded 20. In March/April, 2009, she played the songs for a small group of fans to help her determine the final 12-15 that would make the album. Caillat commented in mid-June, 2009, stating that, "In making Coco, I put a lot of songs on my MySpace page and listened to what my fans had to say about each. I really want to keep them in on the process with me this time around like with the first album. We are a great team!"
While there are 12 out of the 20 tracks recorded on her album, the deluxe version, which will also be released on August 25, will have 5 bonus tracks. Universal originally reported that the deluxe edition would also include a bonus DVD, but as of July 28th, the DVD has been removed from the listing. The final three recorded tracks not featured on the album are expected to be bonus tracks or b-sides.
Official Track Listing:
You Got Me
Fallin' For You
I Never Told You
It Stops Today
Breakin' At The Cracks
Are you looking forward to Colbie's sophomore album dropping this August? Let me know!