Wit Blu

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

Whitney Carr (Wit Blu), United Stated, born in 1988. I was born in California and moved around a lot as a kid- which I am thankful for because it’s made me OK with change and I have some amazing friends all over the place.

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

I have been writing music since I can remember but I never felt confident enough to show anyone. Then about 4 years ago I had a realization that I needed to be doing what I loved and going after my dreams.
I started taking guitar and singing lessons and working with producers remotely that I  connected with mostly through Soundcloud. I still had to work but figured I should try to work in the music industry. That way I could still be doing something I loved, and I’d be learning the business side of things (which has been a huge help along the way). I quit my job in real estate and started interning at a music studio and I eventually got hired full time.
Then, two years ago I got hired by a company in LA where I still work as a music supervisor. I was introduced to producer Geo Botelho and we started working together and a few month later released my first single, “Broken Clock”. I initially just went by ‘Wit’ but soon after realized another LA-based artist was already using the name and had it trademarked… that’s when I changed my name to ‘Wit Blu’ and I hate to say it but there isn’t much meaning behind the name, other than sounds kind of sad to me and I like to write sad songs… oh and it was available on Spotify.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
“Instant Oatmeal” is the first feature I have done and it’s a bit different vibe than my other releases. I worked with Rey Fonder, another artist that I met through Soundcloud.
He sent me the instrumentals and he called me up and we had a great conversation just getting to know each other better before we started writing. A lot of the lyrics were inspired by out talk that day. Rey suggested we sing about when you are in a relationship and you want all of them and not just a piece. Originally the chorus has lyrics that talked about Instant Oatmeal and that’s where the title came from.

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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.
There has been a lot of ups so far that I get excited about and I think ‘this is it’ and it ends up not being ‘it’. So, I have learned not to get too excited about thing haha. But ultimately, I am so thankful for what I have been able to do thus far and I’m just trying to live in the moment and enjoy the ride instead of worrying too much about the destination.

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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.
Pertaining the collaboration with Rey on “Instant Oatmeal”, I didn’t have much involvement behind the scenes like I usually do. I just wrote and recorded my parts from LA and sent them to Rey and he organized the rest.

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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 music industry since 2014. I’ve released 4 singles plus this feature so far. I have two other tracks underway right now with other artists/producers. My next milestone I am going for is to perform at Coachella… I really believe in the power of energy and visualizing things, so I’ve been telling all my friends and family to get ready for Coachella 2018!

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
Typically, the melody and lyrics just come out of me and take a life of its own. I really don’t know where it comes from. But writing and singing is the ultimate source of mediation for me.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
There is no secret or set formula. I think like most things it’s talent, opportunity and luck all coming together at the same moment in time.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
No matter what it is just use this life to do what you love.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
I feel like I’m an upcoming artist so I’m not sure I’m the right person to give advice yet haha.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.
I’ve had two songs make it on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist which I was pretty stoked about.

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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.
I’ve been lucky to have a lot of blogs that consistently support my releases. Shout out to Purple Melon Music, Diamond Deposits, Ear To The Ground, Fashionably Early, Going Solo, Blind Contour to name a few.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
Typically, I write the topline lyrics and melody in my head and then I work with a producer to build the instrumentals around it and finish it off from there. But I have also done it the other way where I write to someone’s instrumentals.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.
Bishop Briggs, K Flay, SKOTT, Donna Missal, Billie Eillish – all those ladies are my spirit animals.

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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’ve collabed with Lex Low and Rey Fonder and I have a few under way that I am really excited about -but those I’m keeping a secret for now.

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

Soundcloud:

www.soundcloud.com/musicbywit

Spotify

open.spotify.com/artist/5gTgCSzm8CgFwq8D0Mw9dG

Instagram

@witblu

Twitter

@witblumusic

Facebook

www.facebook.com/WitBlu

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

itunes.apple.com/us/album/instant-oatmeal-feat-wit-blu/1301415760?i=1301416415
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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
Happiest day- when I got married.
Saddest day- when my dog died.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
I’d probably buy a dope van and quit my job and line up my own tour.

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