Chase Crandell

Discuss your personality.
I am a pretty chill guy 99% of the time. I don’t worry about small things, but very passionate about things that are important to me. I can be funny and let loose, but that’s really only around people that I’m very close to.

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Brief us about you as a musician.

I’m fairly new to the singer-songwriter world, but have been singing my whole life. Came from a theatre background, and have done some work in NYC and around the country. Musically I love folk, indie, and singer-songwriter stuff. I try to have my music focus on the lyrics, story, and simplicity. I’m not a huge fan of having so much going on that you can’t understand what’s being said in the song.

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Go into details on what have changed in your life for choosing music as a career.

I love the music career because I have a lot of control over what I do. My music is about what I’m feeling, not about what anyone is feeling. It’s a great way to get things out of my head, and be productive at the same time. It’s also always an amazing experience getting to constantly work with other insanely talented and passionate individuals.

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Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.
The drawbacks are that you do come in contact with a lot of negative feedback. Not everyone likes every type of music, and plenty of people love to let you know how much they don’t like it. It’s also extremely time consuming to be great. There’s a very big difference between being “good”, and being “great”, and that difference is thousands of hours of focused practice, which is a benefit and a drawback all tied into one. The main benefit for me is that it’s a release, while also being productive. Music is enjoyable. It’s not like I’m forcing myself to get stuff done, I like getting it done.

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Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.
The same way I manage not being famous. With as much grace and happiness as possible. And the understanding that everything is not about me, it’s about others.

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Elaborate on the story line of this song.

I want it to be fairly clear that this song is not about being an alcoholic. It’s more about the fact that everyone has vices, and that’s okay. Everyone needs a release of some kind, and it’s okay to fall into that every once in a while. I don’t want to glorify doing unhealthy things, but sometimes unhealthy things make the healthy things healthier.

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Tell us means of connecting you and purchasing your music online.
My stuff is all on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and basically any music platform you can think of. I’m probably most active on Spotify out of those. You can also find my personal instagram @chasecrandell where I’m very active.

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Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.

Specifically referring to my music career, my greatest moment has been getting to play a couple of my originals over in Switzerland. Such a beautiful place.

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Discuss your experience pertaining live performances, gigs, shows and tours.
Since I’m still fairly new to the whole world of music, I’m pretty green when it comes to concerts. I still get unnecessary nerves, and probably a little too much anxiety. But it always tends to turn out well. Though my lyrics are so wordy, that I sometimes have a very difficult time actually memorizing the stuff that I personally wrote.

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Tell us how you relate with your fans.

I try to answer everyone I can on social media. For the most part people are extremely kind, and it’s always amazing to hear from people. If they’re musicians as well, I tend to go check out their stuff also, and share a couple of their things!

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Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.
Absolutely nothing. The failures and mistakes have made me who I am. Without those, I would be a pretty dull, uninteresting person.

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Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.
The most important person is my writing partner, Jackson Perrin. Together we have a band called September Eighteenths. I met him at college in Texas, and we rekindled the friendship in NYC. We both inspire each other to work harder, work more, and think outside of the box. My ideas sometimes get stale when I try to go at it all alone.

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Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career.
Well, I do a lot of things as a career. I’m a broadway producer/investor, as well as own a film company in NYC. Music is one of the things I do. I think it’s very helpful to stay active in multiple areas, as it keeps things fresh, and keeps the inspiration coming. Though when I was very young I was an avid baseball player, and that would’ve been my next choice.

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Discuss your good and bad experience in life.

Most of my overly good and overly bad experiences in my life pertain to my relationships. I’ve had some amazing moments, vacations, and years with girls. But I’ve also had breakups that have left me broken for months. Though without those bad moments, the good moments wouldn’t seem quite as sweet.

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Name the artists that have influenced the world.
The world? Let’s see. You can’t negate people like Beethoven and Mozart. George Gershwin. Louis Armstrong. Michael Jackson. Elvis. The Beatles. Tupac.

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Tell us about your moment of rejections as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.
Being involved with theatre and entertainment for so long, I’ve become pretty accustomed to the idea of rejection. You just have to realize that even the greatest artists of all time have millions of people who don’t like them and who are very vocal about it.

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Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.
I don’t know if I could tell you “The most negative” comment, as I don’t tend to try and remember them. But when people criticize my vocals, and vocal choices I become pretty upset.

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Tell us how to become a famous artist.
Be true to your sound. Look towards to future, and long term. And work hard every single day.

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Tell us how you plan to make an impact on the society.
Building a community of people that are all helping each other. I love building teams in all aspects of life. And teams get a lot more done than just one person.

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Elaborate on the recording process of this song.
It was very simple and only took a few hours. I have a close friend who is a producer, named Carl Culley. I worked with him for one day, recording the guitar and vocals. He messed around with a mix, we did a couple of revisions, and that was it. Nothing too fancy at all!

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