Hey Chandler! So excited to be chatting with you again! What was it like transitioning to a solo artist?
I started off as a solo artist, so it wasn’t terrible making my own music again. The toughest part was not being with the guys every day and having to move back home away from them. Another tough thing was having to restart my social media all over again while being a full time college student.
How would you describe your musical style as a solo artist?
I am definitely very pop oriented but I like to do RnB as well. I would like to think I am versatile with producing/incorporating various genres.
What would you say has been your biggest accomplishment as a solo artist?
Honestly, just being able to do my music from scratch virtually all by myself. From the production to the mixing, mastering and even publishing the music.
How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
Driven, competitive, social, adaptive and creative.
Which artists do you look up to right now?
I look up to the 1975, Lany, Justin Bieber, Usher, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake and Jacob Collier.
Can you tell us about any new projects you have in the works?
Currently I am being developed by Aunt Sue (Sue Hrib) of Atlanta Music Fund who connects emerging artists with other emerging artists as well as established artists. She introduced me to a producer named Renzy808 who has produced for Chris Brown, YG, Yella Beezy, Don Q and so many others. She did this as soon as I moved to Atlanta so that was great for me to help get my foot in the door and put me on the right path as an independent artist. With that being said, me and Renzy are currently working on songs to pitch to Usher, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and more. Along with those projects, I am working on a new single called “Strangers” which I am super excited to show everyone.
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
I want it to be very interactive where they know I will respond to their comments and DM’s. A big family is what I want it to feel like where they know I am there for them.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?
What’s an average day for you look like?
Wake up around 7/8, brush my teeth, eat, check social media lol, make coffee with my girlfriend, take her to work, come back and start my work at my current job as a business development representative for a software company, finish up that at 4pm, pick up Hanna from work at around 5, eat dinner with her, and then do my second job (music) until super late at night. Then, I do it all over again.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Top Golf, produce music, do fun things with Hanna like drive on trails, look at videos and pictures of my son Palmer, and hang out with family.
What is your favorite part of your career?
Being able to show my creativity to the world and meeting really great people. Also, helping people feel like they’re not alone.
What’s your biggest struggle in this career so far?
This will sound pretty cliché, but getting my music heard
If your life was a movie, what would be the title?
Could Someone Please Explain WTF Just Happened
What impact do you want to have on the music world?
A lasting one in the sense that whenever people listen to my music or look at my social media, they can smile and feel welcomed. That they know, like I mentioned before, that they’re not alone and that someone cares about them and understands them.
What goals have you set out for yourself in your career and in your personal life?
For my career, to sell out Madison Square Garden and be a household name as well as a top charting artist. Personally, just be a great father, future husband that can provide for and always take care of his family. With that being said, I want my son to always know how much I love him and one day I want to pay off any debt my parents have.
Do you have any advice for aspiring music artists?
Stay the course. Some days you won’t want to get up and make music and you’ll feel like you’ll never make it. But as Jocko Willink says, “even if you feel like you’re just going through the motions, GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS.”And most importantly, always stay true to who you are. No one ever became successful from being someone else.
Do you have any last things you want to tell your fans?
You guys are absolutely amazing and every day I am super thankful for you all. I can’t wait to see where the future takes us 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions 🙂
Thank you for your time as well! I appreciate it.