Interview: Henry Colin Wright
The world has always been filled with extremely talented individuals, the problem has always been being able to share your creations with the world. Up until the about the last decade, you couldn’t just hit upload and have your creation sent to all your followers. We are all blessed to have the internet as we know it today because now we don’t have to stand out on the streets handing out Mix-tapes or sit outside a record label hoping for the right person to walk out so you can then hand them your music with only hopes of them actually listening. With so many people being able to share their music we have been able to experience so much good music in so many good ways. Everyone develops their own unique style based off of who they grew up listening to, and every single person has listened to a different circle of artists growing up. This can only lead to a limitless amount of unique artists. Its a great time for musicians and listeners alike. This week we spoke with Henry Colin Wright, a artist who blends styles effortlessly and is able to create his own unique sound.
Q. How old are you, where did you grow up and where do you stay now?
A. “I’m 17 years old and I’ve been born and raised in Essex, UK. I also currently live here now.”
Q. Is there a good creative Scene there? What was it like growing up in?
A. “Yes, Essex is a county thriving with art and culture. Growing up in Essex is great because it’s got lots of different genres or music playing all the time and you get to experience all of these different genres in one place.”
Q. So would you say Essex had a decent influence on you in your decision to start creating music? What else inspired you to make music?
A. “I always had a creative side to me. Growing up I used to sing a lot because it was always on TV. But when I was 14 I wanted to try music so I decided to start writing some lyrics with a meaning on a sheet of paper and tried to make them rhyme. And then around a year and a half later I finally put some of the lyrics that id previously been writing together and made my first song.
Q. What are some of your goals as an artist, big or small?
A. Well my main goal is to keep creating great music and keeping it true to myself.
Get signed to a record label
Hit 1 million views on a song
Tour around the world
Collab with major artists
Reach over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify
Q. Who have you looked up to creatively
A. “I think that I take a bit of inspiration from everywhere but an artist I look up to is George Ezra, I grew up listening to him and I love all of his songs.
Q. As time and your career moves forward are you looking to stay in Essex or is there some place you’re looking to move?
A. “Honestly I love Eseex so much and if I can, I will stay here for as long as possible no matter what.”
Q. If you could describe your music to someone who has never heard it what would you say?
A. “I’d say it’s just real because it’s real emotion and real stories that I’ve got to tell.”
Q. What do you feel is your best song you’ve ever released and why?
A. “I feel like the one that appeals to the most people is Here for you it’s so catchy. I have people tell me that all the time and that it’s my best song because some of the lyrics are so relatable.”
Q. What advice would you give someone who is debating following their passion or not?
A. “It’s never to late to start doing what you love. You’re never going to regret doing something you’ve always wanted to do. It’s better to go out and try to achieve it then opposed to not trying and having questions later.”
Q. What is your biggest challenge when creating?
A. “I just never know what mood I want to create and what story I want to tell or how I am going to tell it.”
Q. Do you pay attention to others’ strong reactions to your work? Does that affect what you create?
A. “I always get recommendations on what I should create next but honestly when I listen and try to cater to others it doesn’t sound or feel natural to me
I like when my music isn’t forced and it’s what I wanted it to sound like.”
Henry’s music is truly unique and I really don’t see how he doesn’t make it big if he keeps up his work ethic. He has raw talent, his voice doesn’t need to be drenched in auto-tune for it to sound good. Personally I really do love Henry’s music, I’ve had it on repeat multiple times and have gone through his whole Spotify, truly an incredible artist. Hopefully this interview was able to help you get a little more familiar with Henry, might as well do it now cause you’re going to see him everywhere soon. Thanks from our whole team to Henry for doing the interview. We wish him luck on his journey.