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Sep122010

Greyson Chance - STACKS Ink Spot 26 Interview!

Q: Have you woken up from the dream? All of this happened so quickly. 
Greyson:
 I want to do as much as I can, and contribute to it as much as I can. Do as many interviews as I need, and stuff like that. So yeah I’m really excited. It’s just great.

Q: When you were younger did you know that you wanted to be in the music profession? 
Greyson:
 I knew I always wanted to sing, but when I was younger I didn’t know I could make a career out of it. But when I saw Lady Gaga at the VMA’s I was like, “That’s what I want to do right there.” So yeah. It’s always pretty much been my dream.

Q: When did you start playing the piano? 
Greyson: 
Three or four years ago. And it’s kind of a funny story. I’d take tape and put it on the keys, and I’d write C,D,E,F,G and so on the books that I had. So then I learned how to read music, and then I started reading, and then I started taking lessons.

Q: Where did you get the inspiration [for your original songs] “Broken Hearts” and “Stars?” 
Greyson: 
Well, “Broken Hearts” is actually about two girls, and I lived through that. 
Ratha: Oops - I bet they’re sorry now! 
Greyson: And “Stars” is actually about two people in love, and the wife passes away and then the husband goes after her. It’s about the heavens. It’s kind of like - the sequel to The Notebook. Which is really weird. I don’t know, but it’s the sequel to me! 
Ratha: Nice! Nicholas Sparks should get in touch with you!

Q: What’s the best part of living in Oklahoma? 
Greyson: 
I think the people. Everybody’s just really nice and really sincere. Oh and the traffic. It’s not bad at all. No traffic.

Q: What’s the weirdest question you’ve ever been asked in an interview? 
Greyson:
 I was at the Twilight premiere and one of the reporters asked me, “How does it feel to be a part of the Twilight cast?” I’m like, “I’m not part of the cast.” So she looks down at this piece of paper and then she’s like, “Whoa, who are you?” I was like, “My name’s Greyson.” It was a train wreck, but it was so funny. 
Ratha: Hilarious!! Wait a minute, how did you get into the Twilight premiere? Can you get me in to the next one? Pretty please?

Q: How would you describe your musical style? 
Greyson: 
On the album right now, it’s like pop-rock. We have the dance songs, and rock ballads, and songs that’ll make you cry. There’s just such a wide variety, and that’s what I listen to. I love the way the album is coming along. Great, I think.

Q: Are any songs you’ve written going to be on the album? 
Greyson: 
We don’t know yet because we’re releasing an EP before we release the album. 
Ratha: An “EP” is shorter than an album, usually containing 3-6 songs. It’s longer than a Single Release, but shorter than a traditional album! 
Greyson: But yeah, I’ve written a lot on this album. There’s only two songs that I’ve recorded that I [didn’t write]. Those are “Papparazzi” and “Fire." Everything else I wrote.

Q: So they’ll probably bring songs in that other people have written for you to listen to. 
Greyson: 
Yeah, I think so. Sometimes it’s hard for me to listen, and develop other people's songs, but I’m definitely going to try. 
Ratha: Little known fact, but most singers don’t write their own music. The studios find them songs written by professional songwriters, and the recording artists sing them!

Q: What’s your favorite book of all time? 
Greyson: 
That’d be Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Q: If you could be a character from any book, who would it be? 
Greyson: 
Oh man, that’s hard. The Mad Hatter from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Because he’s weird. 
Ratha: I hear you. We all like to bring out our “inner weird” sometimes.

As always, my fellow Splotters, see you soon with more hot celeb news and interviews! And drop a line in The Comments to let us know what you think!

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