TWIST just got off the phone with Chase Kroesche! We got the inside scoop on his new single "1-2-3," his upcoming EP, and what's next for him! Check out our exclusive convo below, and make sure to check out "1-2-3" on iTunes now!
TWIST: How would you describe your sound? CK: I'd say that my sound is guitar-based pop music that has a sort of hip-hop beat based sound to it. I try and write music that makes people feel good.
TWIST: What would TWIST readers love about your music? CK: What I try to do is write songs that anyone can enjoy. I've never really written a song to get something off my chest or say something too serious. I'd rather write music because it makes me happy and that's what I try and convey.
TWIST: What's the story behind your single, "1-2-3?" CK: Well "1-2-3" started, believe it or not, as a complete joke! A friend of mine came to me and she asked me to write her a song. I thought I'd mess with her a little bit, so I decided to write the dumbest possible, silliest pop song that I could imagine. I decided to listen to what I had come up with and I realized that in just letting go and writing a song for the enjoyment of writing, I'd come up with something really special.
TWIST: Tell us more about your upcoming EP! CK: The EP is all original except for one song -- we did one sort of dance cover of an old 80s hit, which will be a nice surprise on the album. The songs are all either 100% original, like "1-2-3," or co-written.
TWIST: Who would you say are your musical influences? CK: I woke up this morning and I went on my run and I listened to part of the new Ke$ha record -- I love it. And then I got back and I threw on some Christmas music when I was back in my dorm getting ready, and then right before I called you I was listening to some country. I just sort of listen to whatever keeps my interest.
TWIST: Who would you love to collaborate with if you could? CK: There are so many great artists. As far as writers, I'd love to collaborate with Dark Child. He's a producer who worked with Justin Bieber on his single "As Long As You Love Me." So he's an amazing, amazing writer.
TWIST: What's next for you? CK: Right now, as you know, we've just released the single. It's promoting that and I'm going to look for other writing opportunities. Maybe near the end of January, we'll be releasing the full EP and in combination with that I'm going to be doing some shows back home in Utah. And then just make some more music!