A friend of mine sent me this video and I really loved how powerful it was and love dthe vibe of the song! Here is an interview I did with Chris Batson...ENJOY!
Describe your sound in 3 words! Introspective, eclectic, dark.
What do you think sets you apart from the other artists in your genre
Alternative R&B is a fairly new genre so I think of myself as a "trailblazer". But what sets me apart within this genre is the overall content, songwriting and bold delivery.
Where do you draw most of your musical inspiration from?
My main inspirations come from my own life experiences. On top of that I listen to a wide variety of music but a good amount of what inspires me comes from urban music as well as alternative rock. I often times try to find the balance between the two. I think that's what makes my sound so unique.
When did you first realize you had a love and passion for music?
Definitely around the age of 11 or 12. The first time I walked into a real studio I immediately knew that this was what I wanted to do. I used to go to Guitar Center and Sam Ash after school just for fun in the 7th grade. Those were defining moments for me.
What is one song you heard this year that you wish you wrote?
"Too close" by Alex Clare. One of my favorite songs of all time.
If your life was a movie what would the soundtrack be and who would play you?
The soundtrack would be Kid Cudi's "Man on the Moon 2" such a dark and intense album. I feel like Forrest Whittaker would be a good candidate for the role, ha.
If you could put together your dream tour, who would be on it and what would your dream tour bus be like?
I'm a fan of culture and artistry in general I love a lot of diff styles of music but I love what drakes doing. I've always been a fan of Kanyes live performances. Miguel is incredible. Performing with them would make me have to raise my performance. The dream tour bus needs a studio for sure. I'm a pretty relaxed guy. I don't like anything to wild. All I need is a studio.
What is the hardest part of being an artist in today's industry?
To me there's nothing hard about it. If you love music and this is what you want to do in life. It'll be more exciting then anything.
Right now what is your favorite song to perform?
Wintertime from my EP "We Got Lost Along The Way"
What can we expect from you in early 2014?
We're going to be doing a lot of live shows. It's gonna be fun for sure. I create so much music on a regular basis so expect more material!
Do you have any advice or last words for your fans and the Buzznet readers?
Thank you so much for the support along the way. Without you none of this is possible. It's been an overwhelming positive response. Follow me on Twitter at @cbatsonmusic, on Instagram at @chrisbatson and check out my website at chrisbatsonmusic.com. Thank you all!