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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 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?

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 ‘Truth Be Told Part 1’ Audio

Greyson Chance‘s new EP Truth Be Told Part 1 has officially been released in Asia and quickly ascended to number 1 on iTunes!

Although ‘Truth Be Told Part 1’ won’t be released elsewhere until early 2013, fans everywhere can listen to all the songs now!  Greyson uploaded the tracks to his official YouTube account so fans outside of Asia wouldn’t be left out! (Soooo sweet!)  You can listen to the songs below!

Greyson Chance – Take My Heart

Greyson Chance – California Sky

Greyson Chance – Leila

Greyson Chance – You Might Be The One

Greyson Chance – Sunshine and City Lights

Greyson Chance Turns to Fans for Song Suggestions

Greyson Chance has been performing covers of songs since he was a young boy living in Edmond, Oklahoma.  He is turning to his fans though for suggestions on what songs he should cover next, during his Asia tour next month.

Greyson’s most notable cover to date, launching his music career, remains his famous rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” which he performed at Edmond’s sixth grade music festival.  Since posting that video on YouTube nearly two-years ago Greyson has covered a number of songs during his live concerts including Augustana’s “Fire”, Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” and Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory”, just to name a few.

Today Greyson told his fans on Twitter (all 1,742,000 + of them) that he is working on his set list for the Asia tour and would like suggestions as to what songs he should cover during it.  You can help Greyson out by tweeting him suggestions, @GreysonChance.

(Example: “@GreysonChanceMe said you were looking for suggestions. @GreysonChance you should cover “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra!”)

So what do you think Greyson should cover during his upcoming Asia tour?  Even if you live in another region, there is no doubt that these covers will be posted right here on Greyson’s fan site during the tour thanks to all his fans in Asia, so tweet away!

 

Greyson Chance ‘Hold On ‘Til The Night’ Asia Edition Available in U.S.

Greyson Chance‘s ”Hold On ‘Til The Night’ special Asia edition is now available for U.S. fans!

Previously only available in Asia, the “special Asia edition” for Hold On ‘Til The Night is available in the U.S. exclusively on Greyson’s website.

To get your copy which includes 6 additional bonus tracks, a bonus DVD AND a pull out poster… click here.

Tracklist
1. Waiting Outside The Lines
2. Unfriend You
3. Home Is In Your Eyes
4. Hold On ‘Til The Night
5. Heart Like Stone
6. Little London Girl
7. Cheyenne
8. Summertrain
9. Stranded
10. Take A Look At Me Now
11. Running Away
Bonus Tracks
12. Slipping Away
13. Purple Sky
14. Light Up The Dark
15. Paparazzi
16. Fire
17. Waiting Outside the Line (Remix) with Charice
DVD Tracklist

1. Waiting Outside The Lines – Music Video
2. Unfriend You Music – Video
3. Hold On ‘Til The Night – Music Video
4. Take A Look At Me Now – Special For Asia Video
5. Paparazzi Video
6. Waiting Outside The Lines – Behind The Scenes
7. Unfriend You – Behind The Scenes
8. Hold On ‘Til THe Night – Behind The Scenes
9. EPK
10. Track By Track