Austin Chatfield Chats With TMI About His New Single “Tear It Up”

Hey Austin! How excited were you to get this single out into the world?

You have no idea.  I recorded this song last September in Nashville and when you release music you’d be surprised how much time can pass before everything gets done.  I actually had to re-record the vocals during Covid lock-down because my voice had changed so much.

Do you have any other release plans for 2020?

Yes I have another one from my time in Nashville called Take It Slow and 2 new ones I have been working on this year.  I’m really excited about them.

What do you hope your supporters will think of the new music?

I hope they see the growth I am doing as a songwriter now.  My earlier songs I had a lot of help from my songwriting coaches and teachers.  Now I am able to write more of my songs on my own and partner with professionals with Production and Musical additions.  Like in Tear in Up, Remington Rafael, the Co-Writer/ Producer had the idea for the Banjo and Harmonica that you’ll hear I would have never dreamt of.  The song process is such a collaboration of talent.

How do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?

Open for sure.  I really try to respond to all my messages and comments.  I definitely know how it feels.   I’m a fan too and when some of the musicians I support respond to anything I may say to them, it makes me support them more so I want to build the same kind of relationship.

What’s something your fans don’t know about you?

I’m terrible at names and I’m actually shy one on one so if I didn’t catch your name to begin with I’ll never get it cause I’ll be too embarrassed to ask.  

What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public? 

Say hi and let’s take a picture!  I know literally everyone says that but really, it’s just as cool for me to talk to you.  Musicians work really hard to be recognized so it’s really fun.

What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?

Oh that’s a good question.  My message would be Kindness Matters.  Especially now, no matter what your feelings and beliefs are, be kind.  And what I want want my fans to take away would be I guess I don’t have to be the best singer, but I want everyone to have an amazing time, sing along and be looking forward to doing that again with me.

What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?

Expression

Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself? 

Being a young Country Artist I think social media keeps me connected with an audience I wouldn’t normally have a chance to reach.  It helps me find people that like Country music and also be able to follow great artists and everything going on in the country music scene.  It also lets me be a kid.  I am homeschool and don’t have that ‘friend group’ you normally have in high school so I can connect with artists, share experiences enjoy day to day life on social media.

And of course the most important thing is you will always be in the know with what is going on with me all the time because you have 24/7 access to shows, releases and events.  I am literally just a click away!

What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?

Omgosh, that’s easy!    To get on a Spotify Country Playlist!!!    

Any last things you want to tell your supporters?

A sincere Thank You.  Truly, from the bottom on my heart.   It means everything.  And Thank You Teen Music Insider!

Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions!!

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