Chicago recording artist, dancer and producer Colvin is set to release a new EP entitled, "Nightmare", the first installment of his "Dreams of A Songwriter Series", on January 23 2018.
From the artist: "Dreams of a Songwriter" is a series of IEP's and small projects that tells the story of my life and the way the world is seen from the viewpoint of a songwriter and creative nightmare talks about all of the dark sides of the fairytale. The parts of the story not written in the books. All though these times maybe dark, that doesn't necessarily make them bad. In order to appreciate the rainbow you have to endure the rain. The rain will help you grow"....Colvin
Aside from singing and writing songs, Colvin also produces and choreographs his own dance as well as dance for other artists. His music can be described as futuristic, unfitting to any genre yet discovered. I spoke with Colvin regarding his music and his life....
You're very differently creative, when did you begin singing, dancing, producing...?
Thank you very much, I appreciate it big time. I started with music when I was in church at the age of seven years old. I was in a kids choir on the west side of Chicago. Back then it was kind of hard because my voice was not as high as other kids. So that started off my whole career as far as the music scene goes.
What genre would you consider your music? I can't seem to find a genre based way to describe it?
There is my weak point or my hard spot to actually call myself into one genre. Being a songwriter and producer I have the power to control the sound that I put out and create. I would say it's an urban-pop sound that I'm creating, or electronic R&B. But, I don't want to say that it is one or the other because my next project might be different than the one that is out right now. I have the power to paint my own sounds. If I had to pick one I would say electro R&B.
You also choreograph your own dance moves correct?
I do, correct. I did my first dance class at around third grade. I took my first formal class in my jr. year in high school and that was ballet. I did that for a summer in my jr. year, and from there I continued in college and just kept going, non-stop dancing.
What do you do when your not doing music or working?
When I'm not working I'm at the gym working out, so I can get into good shape. I'm cooking at home, I'm a vegetarian so I don't eat any meat. Besides that it's always music, art, gym or work. I have two jobs now, during he day I'm a security guard and at night I'm a porter. If not that I'm spending time with my nephews.
Doesn't seem like you party much.
Oh no, I'm very much a loner. I hate crowds. I'm more-so at home or just doing work that's going to add to my value, my future like with income or art.
What inspires all that creativity?
I think just having a voice to be heard and to give people like me a voice to be heard. Growing up I felt very different from other kids. There's a part of me that just wants to give back, give to people like me who felt weird. I want to say that you are not different, you're uniquely you.
Tell me about your "Nightmare".
That is about my college journey actually. I got the idea from the whole concept of going to college, like the good time, the whole spiritual adventure. There are good times for young adults but once you get there it's more so real life. You're going to get the nightmare to the fairytale, like the part that's not in the books. Just like going out and thinking you're invincible and then being shot down and knowing that you are human, you are like everybody else. But you can fight through this and you'll come out stronger on the other end. So my nightmare might not be someone else's nightmare. It might be their dream or their fantasy. But because I went through it I am now stronger.
If you could say anything to your fans, what would you say?
I would say, be you, be yourself. Don't be afraid to stick out from the mainstream crowd like with social media you get the image of what you should be or shouldn't be, don't be afraid to be true to who you are, and to go full throttle. If you want to go for it.
Good advice. Musically, where do you hope to be in five years?
My over-all goal as an artist is to go behind the scene and be a songwriter and producer. I love to create the whole concept of music, the song from using a beat to writing the lyrics, the visual concept, the video that goes with the music. That's my overall goal to be a song writer, the next big thing.
Check out the new music video for Fade Away on Youtube here:
Official website. ImagineColvin.com
Written by Eileen Shapiro
I work with Jimmy Star and am a NY Times best selling author and rock star journalist....currently write for Get Out Mag, PureM, Classic Pop, Huffington Post, and several others....I write pop culture interviews with well established talent and up and coming great talent...look forward to working with you....