Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth, and childhood experience.
Chris Bones, Tulsa, Oklahoma USA, May 10th, 1998, I’m a Taurus. I grew up in Tulsa until I was 10. As a young child, I was always surrounded by music. Both of my parents were huge influencers due to their own love for music. I have this vivid memory of coming home from school and repetitiously hearing Classic Rock icons, such as Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin.
Tell us how you start your music career, your band name, musical background, experience, and skills.
I began my music career when I was little, starting with musical theatre as a focal point. I discovered acting shortly after and booked several roles in TV & Film, but I always felt like there was something missing. A manager I was working with at the time set up an opportunity to get me into a studio, from the moment on I knew this was the missing piece. I felt that I was finally able to fully express myself through an outlet that felt so natural to me.
Tell us about your genre, concept, and idea behind your music video and the song.
If I had to classify my genre I would consider myself Pop/R&B. My music will always be rooted in deep meaning and true soul. Stone Cold was written about an ex of mine who used me. After the relationship ended, I built my walls up and didn’t let anyone in. I didn’t feel comfortable with being open and allowing myself to be vulnerable. In the music video, I’m getting ready for the day, I’m emotionally hungover, and missing someone that’s usually been there. As the video progresses, the colors get brighter to represent my healing and moving on from that toxic relationship.
Tell us about other members of your band, crew, or music video director and how the music video was shot.
I created the music video with my team, which is made up of a small group of people I’ve been working with for a few years now. We were all having coffee on my balcony and we brainstormed the concept of the video. The visual came together in one day, and we shot it a few weeks later. The director, Q Burdette, and I talked a lot about the cinematography and playing with the angles in the house, and colors in the video. It was the most fun shoot I’ve had to date and there was special energy on set throughout the day.
Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
Since I was a little kid I’ve always sung from the soul, so I’m always going to express my current emotion when I sing. This year I’ve always been writing from my present moment. Whatever feelings I’m having, whatever stress I’m going through, and whatever new experiences I’m having as a young adult growing into a man.
Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
Being authentic runs parallel with being relatable. If your writing is truly authentic to the record, someone else out there will be able to vibe with what you’ve written and relate to it in their own way.
Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
Be confident in yourself, even the parts of you that you find weird or different. Embrace those parts because they’re what make you, you. Success always follows confident energy.