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Greyson Chance Twitter Q&A #PlanetX

twittertalk1Greyson Chance took to Twitter on Tuesday night to chat with fans and answer questions about PlanetX!

We went through Twitter and put together the questions and answers which can be found below!

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Q: Which song means the most to you?

What a great first question. It changes often, right now it would be a track called Benjamin Franklin, it’s the only piano vocal on the album. I couldn’t listen to it after we wrote it; made me too sad! Now i play that shit 247.

Q: Do you enjoy making your music in your home studio?

I love making music everywhere! The best thing about PlanetX is that is was made so unconventionally. we wrote songs in hotel rooms, sculpted melodies in restaurants, and wrote a lot of it in Oklahoma! Which naturally I love.

Q: Do you have any special rituals/routines that you do before recording???

No actually! However, when I was recording in okc, I would take a long drive in moses before sessions and blare daft punk.

Q: You recently started spending a lot of time in the woods. what is the reason?

I love spending time in forests and naturalistic areas. I do a lot of reading and writing out there. It’s my safe place!

Q: Thrilla in Manila was a epic fight, in which way this is related to the song?

Thrilla is about turmoil within friend groups when friends start becoming more than friends. The fight was purely a metaphor for those times when shit hits the fan, and of course I think we have all been there!

Q: Are all your songs in PlanetX inspired by by real life events?

Some scenarios or songs I would say yes, however most of the songs were written in my fantasy of what I wished was real; speaking as a person who I wanted to be, etc.

Q: What was the weirdest inspiration you had during PlanetX creation process?

I was keeping a lot of dream journals during the writing, or just weird notations of what I was dreaming. I know, I’m strange basically, I have some weird ass dreams. So that would probably be my most strange inspiration.

Q: You going to do a tour of this cd?

I’m not rehearsing this show for no reason!

Q: Are the tracks in any specific order?

There is an interesting sub-plot within the record that I’m curious if anyone will pick up on the tracks were arranged sonically, but also to fit that sub-plot! There is a story within a story!!!

Q:  As a songwriter, how do you deal with writer’s block?

It’s the worst thing! I try to spend a lot of time not revolving around music, sometimes the brain can get very overloaded; I spend a lot of time with friends and a lot of time sleeping.

Q:  There is a significant change in your writing style from when you started out to now, any thoughts on old songs?

As a writer, you evolve; that’s what happened with me! I still love HOTTN and my earlier works, but I’m looking for the future.

Q: Whatcha gonna do when I fight for u?

I’m going to say DAYYYUUUMMM and put that shit on WoRldStAr!

Q: What’s a song from PlanetX that the fans will relate to the most?

I think everyone will relate best to Moonlight. The lyric is, “When you’re ever feeling low, just look up for the moonlight,” I’m pretty sure we can all relate to that!

Q: Who are some of the producers you worked with on Planet X?

I worked primarily with my friend Gordon! Once I met him and got into the studio with him, I knew he was my guy.  However, Ron Aniello does make a production appearance on the album. Has anyone ever heard of Bruce Springsteen? 🙂

Q:  What’s your ‘usual’ reaction on people, criticizing your new music?

I accept the fact that some people are going to enjoy my earlier stuff more than this record; it’s something I can’t beat.  However, I respect those people and hope that they can find some source of joy from the record. This was just the direction that I saw for myself at this time and some people just aren’t going to like that.

Q: What is your favorite book at the moment? 

Right now, I am finding myself rereading the Prophet by Gibran. Helps one become a better person!!

Q: Favorite poem at the moment ? 

August Kleinzahler’s “Sleeping It Off in Rapid City”

Q: Which Amy Winehouse song would you say inspired you the most for PlanetX?

I featured “Take The Box” on the playlist… It is one of my favorite tracks from her; she was too damn good.

Q: What do you love most about Chicago??? 

The pizza and the trains.

Q: I’m really diggin’ the view into your world. I love the connection you have with us. What’s your opinion on Bowie?

He’s the champ. I have a live print of his on vinyl and I listen to it all the time. He was so good on stage.

Q: Last drink you drank?

Bourbon, neat.

Planet X Inspiration with Greyson Chance

Ginspirationplanetxreyson Chance talks about the inspiration behind his soon to be released LP, Planet X.

In a new YouTube video Greyson tells us that funk music, specifically from the artist “Prince”, was one of the biggest inspirations.

There was a lot of alternative inspiration on the record as well, including the song “Dance with Me” from the English electronic music duo “Monarchy”.

Lastly, singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a huge inspiration for Greyson. Winehouse is known for her deep contralto vocals and eclectic mix of music genres including soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and reggae.

Hear all this and more from Greyson Chance himself by checking out the video below!

Thrilla in Manila The Wire Mix by Greyson Chance

thrillamixGreyson Chance just released the first remix of Thrilla in Manila, by The Wire.

During the creation of Greyson’s upcoming LP, Planet X, he often found peace and time for reflection and mediation at a cemetery in Oklahoma. This is the very place Greyson is when he introduces us to this new remix which you can listen to below!

Enjoy!

Greyson Chance Welcomes You To Planet X

planetxGreyson Chance is blessed to be working on his upcoming LP, Planet X! Greyson has been “away from the scene”, working on his record, but is eager to reintroduce himself.

This is the message in his latest YouTube video, Welcome to Planet X!  Check it out below.

We here are Greyson Chance Web can’t wait to hear Planet X!

Thrilla in Manila Audio by Greyson Chance

thrillavideoGreyson Chance just released the audio for his new single, Thrilla in Manila!

He has been out of the spotlight for a while now, but is ready to make his comeback, and has certainly started off in a big way.  This track is definitely a new sound for Greyson for those of you who have been following his career from the start.  You’ll either love his new vibe, or you won’t, but it’s here!

We are absolutely digging this track and can’t wait for the full LP to be released!

Greyson Chance Dances Gangnam Style

By now everyone has heard the hit single “Gangnam Style” by South Korean pop artist PSY.  Gangnam Style went viral, praised for its catchy beat and PSY’s amusing dance moves.  Although Greyson Chance is not known for his dance moves, he has busted one or two on occasion.

For no reason other then because we thought it would be very funny and entertaining, we put together this short video of Greyson Chance dancing Gangnam Style!  Enjoy!

Greyson Chance Sunshine and City Lights Music Video

Greyson Chance has just released the new music video for his single Sunshine and City Lights.

The song, Sunshine and City Lights is about falling in love with your youth and staying young.  When Greyson was writing the song, he was inspired by what he does with his friends back home and even being mischievous sometimes.

The video is about two Long Island kids sneaking out into the big city at night, having fun and being themselves.  We think it’s perfect.  What do you think?

Greyson Chance “More Than the Next Justin Bieber” Says Showbiz

For anyone that has followed Greyson Chance for any period of time, you know that in the past he was often dubbed “The Next Justin Bieber”.  We’ve always disagreed with that statement personally because we feel he is different than the Biebs in so many ways.  While both artists rise to fame may have been similar (as they both were discovered on YouTube), the similarities quickly become fewer and farther between.

These differences and what makes Greyson so unique are the topic of a recent editorial by Elizabeth Soh of Singapore Showbiz at Yahoo Entertainment.  “Chance’s music is remarkably different from J Biebs’ hop-hop pop, coming off more like a hybrid of jazz singer Jamie Cullum’s pensive vocal style and Jason Mraz-esque folksy influences” says Soh.

No need for auto-tune, Greyson’s raw singing ability has carried him through his short career.  Through it all though Greyson has remained true to himself and his fans.  Greyson cares for his fans so much in fact that during a recent show his management bough pizza for hungry girls who were camping out for hours in long lines -a “gesture that blows Bieber’s ‘One Less Lonely Girl’ antics and diva behavior right out of the water”.

You can read the article in it’s entirety over at Yahoo Entertainment.

Behind The Scenes of Sunshine & City Lights Music Video

Greyson Chance will soon release the music video for his newest single, Sunshine and City Lights but right now we’re giving you a sneak peak behind the scenes of the video!

We follow Greyson as he takes over New York City!  We meet the director of the Sunshine and City Lights video before checking out some of the scenes which will be featured throughout the video.  From Broadway Street to nearly walking on water, Greyson covers it all as he works throughout the night to capture some amazing shots.

 

Checkout Greyson Chance and behind the scenes of Sunshine and City Lights below!

Greyson Chance… feet stinking up Manhattan since 2012! (LOL!)

Greyson Chance Chats About His Teenage Dreams

Greyson Chance shared with us the challenges of being a teen star on MTV Sessions in Singapore.

ON BEING A TEEN STAR
“There’s definitely pressure, whether or not I win awards,” says Chance. But he’s insistent that such music “awards don’t really mean anything to me. I’m more about my fans and my music.” On handling criticism, Chance says that he “(doesn’t) care if people don’t like my music. There’s a lot of people that do.”

WHAT HE’S LISTENING TO
Chance lists “the new Taylor Swift album (Red), Maroon 5’s new record (Overexposed)” as his latest “earworms”. What about the tracks that he plays on repeat? “I’m always listening to Amy Winehouse and Journey,” confesses Chance. “Amy Winehouse is one of my biggest inspirations. I really look up to her as a songwriter, as a musician.”

THE CRAZIEST FAN GIFT

When asked about the craziest gift he had ever received from a fan, Chance shares that he “got a retainer once, in Minneapolis.” He said he found the gesture “very caring. She was very sweet, she said, ‘Here’s my retainer to remember me by’.”

GREYSON CHANCE, REALITY TV STAR?
“Oh god I don’t know if I want to be on a reality show,” protests the singer. “I can’t do Beverly Hills Housewives (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), I can’t do the Kardashians.”

He pauses, then considers an exception for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, a TV show centred on a child pageant contestant and her family. The show may milk all the “redneck” stereotypes for all it’s worth but its brand of humour is “from my neck of the woods”, laughs Chance; the singer lives in the Oklahoma countryside.

HE’LL VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA
Chance may not be at the legal voting age right now but if he could, he’ll certainly vote for Barrack Obama. “I’ll say this — I like the guy who got elected again,” proclaims the singer. “I’m very happy (that he won).”

Read the full review at Her World Plus.