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.
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