Hey Harrison! So excited to be chatting with you again!! How excited are you that your new single is finally out into the world?
I’m super psyched about this song! I’m really proud of it because it celebrates my Hispanic heritage in a real upbeat positive way, and it also shows that I’m not gonna let people put me in a genre box or an ethnicity box. I’m just gonna be me and honestly express myself as an Artist.
Where did the inspiration for the song come from?
My first real serious romantic relationship was the main part of the inspiration. I wanted to write about the intense experience of love and lust from a teenager’s perspective. Once I wrote the beat and the music, I knew I just had to have some Spanish lyrics to convey the romantic vibe I was feeling. The other inspiration was my heritage which is partly Hispanic. I also was inspired by listening to Bad Bunny and J Balvin so I wanted to write a party song that is Pop/Urban Latino. I hope they hear it and want to collaborate!
Any fun moments while creating/recording the song?
Yes, it was a very fun song to write and produce and sing. It was a one take vocal recording because I was just feeling the lyrics so much that it was kind of effortless for me to sing. Writing lyrics about falling in love and lust is definitely fun. It’s exciting to express myself with different genres of music. I also had to learn how to write in Spanish and fit the Spanish lyrics in time to the music. My great actor friend @jmikaiel knows Spanish so I had him make sure that I was pronouncing everything okay. He literally had his whole family checking out my pronunciation to make sure I was understandable. LOL.
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new song?
I hope they find it fun and enjoy it. I hope it elevates their mood if they are feeling sad or down. I deal with anxiety and depression and it made me happier just working on an upbeat romantic dance song. If I can help people take an emotional break from their problems or whatever is troubling them, that makes my entire day and life. I also hope that it inspires people to think outside the box and not just try to put people in specific genre and ethnicity boxes.
What’s the process of writing one of your songs?
First, typically, I write a beat and then I write the music, and then just vibe with it and let it inspire me to write the lyrics. After that, I improvise vocally while recording myself in my studio. This is my process. Some singers head to the studio after practicing an exact melody, but I like to create while recording. After I recorded the vocal to Sentirte, I produced, mixed and mastered it myself. Part of the creativity I love is producing it all myself.
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Yes, I LOVE you so much and so appreciate all the dm’s and positive comments. You can follow me @Harrisoncone on Spotify, Apple, Instagram, Tik Tok, Snapchat and all streaming services. I also want to tell them that you aren’t alone out there. I get it. I’ve been bullied for being different, for being Jewish, Hispanic, and just for being myself. I saw teenagers that grew up in my town and went to my school committing suicide or considering it and I get it. Finding my safe place in producing music literally saved my life. I took college level production classes to gain the skill I needed. So, don’t stop taking classes and developing your skills. Also, I just want to say that whatever makes you unique and different or weird is what makes you special and worthwhile so embrace it. All the things people bullied me about is what inspires me to write and produce.