Hailing from Florida, pop sing/songwriter Christine produces heartfelt songs related to her own experiences. As a bicultural and bilingual artist her music express many different aspects of growing up and connecting with people across the globe. Her experiences make her a young artist to watch and someone who will impact the industry in a positive direction.
WCBG: How did you know you wanted to go into the music industry?
Christine: I would always sing songs when I was young, about three or four years old, and they were mostly Shirley Temple songs. I consciously decided to pursue music the first time I performed on stage. I was 11 and I performed a Mandy Moore song with my friends for a school show—I didn’t tell anyone I was going to be performing. I didn’t even think I was a good singer; I was singing because I liked it. I love connecting with the crowd and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance. This is something I love.
WCBG: What is your writing process like?
Christine: I love collaborating with different artists or producers. I feel out their vibe and energy of the song and run by stories and ideas that would match their energy. I write 100% based on my feelings. I need to let it all out, every song is written on guitar first and it proceeds from there. I need to be honest with myself and let the feelings take over my body and my mind and let it all out.
WCBG: What is your favorite lyric that you’ve ever written?
Christine: “Leave your maybes or your perhaps for someone else.” This is directly related to a situation that happened to me. A guy kept telling me maybe we could do this or that, there was never a definitive let’s hang out. This is what CASTAWAY is based on. I’m working on an EP and the main theme, the thread, is longing—for someone or something. It’s about yearning to be with someone who is not emotionally there and question the reasons why. It’s about realizing to move on.
WCBG: What artists inspire you to become a better musician?
Christine: Kasey Musgraves and her album, Golden Hour. I also love Brittney [Spears], Christina [Aguilera], the Cure, and U2. Also Snow Patrol and a lot of 80’s bands. I love to see their trajectory and legacy and analyze what I like about them. That is what pushes me through.
WCBG: What is your favorite concert that you’ve been to?
Christine: The Cure. They performed exactly like they did in the 80’s; they sound the same and I want to achieve that. They’re timeless.
WCBG: What advice would you give someone who wanted to break into the music industry?
Christine: Find the reason why, you have to be absolutely passionate about it. Hone in on your talents—it is great to have a raw sound but working on instruments and songwriting will definitely help. Writing a little bit every single day will help you find your voice.
WCBG: Describe your sound in three words.
Christine: Honest, Multicultural and Flowy. I love upbeat music like techno, house music, and balls but I prefer to write mid-tempo songs. The type of song you would sing in your car and relax to at a beach day. A song you can bop your head to.
WCBG: What do you do when you’re not writing music?
Christine: I am an artist through and through. When I’m not writing music I am painting, like acrylic, canvas, or oil paints. Or I’m doing arts and crafts. You can catch me at the beach or watching a movie.
WCBG: What are your top three songs for a road trip?
Christine: “Golden Hour” by Kasey Musgraves, “Just like Heaven” by the Cure, and “Sometimes” by Brittney Spears
WCBG: What is your favorite album in your personal collection?
Christine: Charli XCX’s first album, True Romance. I believe she wasn’t signed at this time. The soundscape is so cohesive and the album is just phenomenal.
WCBG: What is one thing you would change about the music industry as it is today?
Christine: Currently the industry doesn’t take a chance on new artists. In the past they were very brave to find an artist for their raw talent and invest in them. They used to take a risk on artists and now it is mostly based on views and listens.
WCBG: What can we expect from you in 2020?
Christine: Definitely more music! I’ll be putting an EP out there and performing a lot more. I’m always moving and honing in on my talents. Of course, I’ll be connecting with friends and family—they help you stay ground. In life they’re my support system.
Be sure to check out Christine’s music, she is definitely one to watch in the upcoming years!
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