Meet British Music Artist Caldo

Meikhel Philogene
5 min readJul 3, 2022

With his single and music video, “From The Vein,” out now, we took some time to hear more from Caldo. Read below to learn more about Caldo, the story behind his single, and what’s to come.

Hi Caldo! Let’s start with how did you get your artist name?

I remember after a studio session on a Friday, my management and I were at McDonald’s brainstorming names, and I came up with ‘Caldo,’ which means “hot” in Italian. It just kind of stuck.

What city are you from and where are you based now?

I grew up in Pimlico in central London, but I moved a couple years ago to where I’m currently at, South London.

At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music? How did you get started?

I’ve always liked writing lyrics. During primary school days, I used to jot down ideas that I thought of randomly in my school books, and then I would go home to try expand on them. I think what really opened my eyes to this industry; however, was when I rapped ‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem at the age of ten at a bar, and I just remember feeling the adrenaline rush throughout the whole performance. I just knew that I had to make music.

Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?

I think some of the people that I grew up with and around really shaped my personality, and personality ultimately is reflected in to my sound; mainly the olders, to be honest, like the guys a couple years older than me that would give me advice based on their experiences — although sometimes not the best influence.

How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?

I mean my sound is based purely on life experience, the difficulties that I’ve seen my close people face, and how there’s always a new day, so not to worry. It’s just my perspective on life.