Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Name: Chris Wright

Country: USA

Date of Birth: July 28th 1992

Childhood experience: My childhood was pretty much all over the place. I grew up in a divorced home, so it seemed like my childhood was a big whirlwind of crazy. It was overall good though. I don’t remember much of the bad at all. The only thing I really remember much is that I was super into skateboarding. That’s all I would do from the time I woke up until my parents made me go to bed. That ended when I learned how to play the guitar haha.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I began my career in music as a hire-on guitarist in an indie/alternative band at the age of 19. I had been involved in music and bands dating back to when I was 11 or 12. My first instrument was the drums. But electric guitar is what made me fall in love with music. Early on I would listen to just about anything that had a dope hook. There was a phase that I was super into classic rock. Then I was really into rap for a bit. But it was indie rock that really changed my perspective on music and pushed me to making the decision to pursue it as a career. I have a lot of influence from that in my music.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I’m not really sure what genre to put myself in. It’s definitely electronic/pop. “USED” has kind of a tropical mixed with dark electropop feel to it. That wasn’t intentional. It’s just what I happened to be feeling that day and translated well with the lyrics and melody.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Well I originally started in the industry as a lead guitar player. I was hired by a band to play for tour, but shortly after my first tour with them, I was asked to join the band as an official member. I spent a few years doing that gig and touring the US. It was a blast. The band broke up around my 3rd year in. After that I really turned to production. I had gotten really into production during my time in the band. I got to learn so much from working with our producers. I feel like I got an entire education in music production and recording pretty much for free from that experience. So after the band ended, I was able to take what I learned and really hone in on the craft. I spent years (and still continue) working as an artist producer for clients all over the US. This career choice is what brought me out to LA. I’ve had plenty of ups and downs. After all, this is the music industry. You have to be persistent as hell. But overall, I freaking love it!

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

The entire song was produced in my little studio in Burbank, CA. Gloria and I have been working on stuff for a couple months. The acapella for this song had actually been sitting on my hard drive for a while before I ever did anything with it. One day I was working on another song and got stuck. So I went digging around on my computer to try and find some inspiration and came across the session file. For some reason inspiration just hit me for the track and I finished the majority of it that day in a 6-8 hour session. The first thing that came to me with the piano for the drop. And then I started screwing around with samples the vocals and came up with the lead line that plays over the drop. Everything else pretty much followed that. I sent it to Gloria and my manager that day. Two weeks later the final vocals were cut and it was being sent to mastering.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve been in the industry professionally since the age of 19. So I’m a little over 6 years into this thing. I’ve had a good experience honestly. It has definitely been (and continues to be) tough. But I’ve learned if you stay super focused, work hard, stay persistent, and treat people right, things will happen. Doors start to open. It’s not magic. It’s just hard work. I learned that early on. My future goals are to continue doing what I’m doing now, but on a larger scale. I want to influence and inspire others to go after whatever it is that they are passionate about. I hope that my music and journey will inspire that in others.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose.

I’m inspired by a lot of different things. I’ve found that I can’t rely solely on inspiration to write and compose music. It’s something that I have to do consistently. Sometimes the fleeting winds on inspiration will come and I’ll produce a dope track in one day. But that’s unpredictable. What I’ve found works best is that I make myself write/compose something every single day. No matter how good or bad it is. I rarely let a day go by that I don’t write something. Even if it’s just 15 seconds of a track. I’ve had more success creating my own inspiration that way. Movies also inspire me to write a lot. I try to make music that can elicit the same emotional response I feel when I watch my favorite movies.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Uh… The secret to writing a hit song is to stop trying to write a hit song. Just write a song that moves you.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

You guys are the absolute best!! The support I’ve gotten for ‘USED’ has been amazing! I can’t wait to show you all the new stuff I’m working on!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Work hard to really hone your craft. Be patient. Learn a trade in the music industry and find a way to add value to others (that way you don’t have to get a day job that’s unrelated). Find a mentor. Read. Learn business (if you don’t want to be a “broke musician” you’ll take this one seriously). Be patient (yes, I did put this one a second time. You need to be freaking patient). Treat everyone you meet with respect (this alone will put you far ahead of others in the industry). Believe in yourself and don’t let anyone tell you that it’s not possible. Understand that how you get to where you want to go is going to look way different than how someone else got there. There is nothing wrong with that. There really is no formula to the music industry. Everyone has a unique path. What works for one person may not work for the next. Don’t try to copy. Let yourself be influenced, but always put your spin on it.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I was just nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for my single ‘USED’. It was dope! I got to perform ‘USED’ at the main event in Hollywood at The Avalon. I’ll be releasing more music soon and am planning on hitting the road in 2018. Also, just got featured in Music Connection Magazine’s “HOT 100 ACTS OF 2017”. Really excited for that!

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Dash Radio, Music Connection Magazine and Soundplate.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I do everything in Ableton Live. I tend to always start with a solid chord progression on either the guitar or piano. I like to have a solid vocal to work with when possible. So most tracks start with me and a vocalist/songwriter hashing out the lyrics and melodies in the studio to nothing but a piano, pad, or guitar. I’m huge on making sure the song is great from the start before I ever start on production. Having a good vocal is super important to me.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Francis And The Lights

ODESZA

FLUME

Halsey

Coldplay (earlier stuff)

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I’d love to work with Sasha Sloan, Zella Day, Sia, Ryan Tedder and Ella Vos.

Also I’d love to collaborate with some other producers. A collar with Flume would be awesome!

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

http://natiivemusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/natiivemusic

https://www.instagram.com/natiivemusic/

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/natiive/1309448933

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest day: The day I married my wife

Saddest day: Not sure? Don’t really focus on sad days.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’d buy some investment property or a business haha! I’m super lame I know! I love that kind of stuff though lol.


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