Behind the Song
Nick de la Hoyde
"Sometimes there are moments in our lives when we feel alien to a place or people. Particularly in the entertainment business when you are constantly being judged, it is hard to express yourself freely when you are worried about what people think. For me California is that place where I can be myself, a free spirit, and this is what I love about it. I wrote the song California to express the freedom that California brings to me, from feeling like an alien to the feeling of being truly myself."