A conversation with singer and songwriter David Greyson
David Greyson is a 20 year old American singer/songwriter. He is an alternative pop artist influenced by R&B, hip hop, and indie. He has recently released his mixtape/album “Summer’s Over”. It is a climatic declaration of self love and touches on the darkness and pain in took to get there. We are sharing our interview with him.
Twist Online : First of all, tell us about the start of your professional career.
David Greyson : I had been writing and singing for fun since I was kid, but I recorded my first mixtape when I was 15. It wasn’t great, the quality could have been much better, but after creating something like that I fell in love with it. Since I have just tried to make each project bigger and better than the las.t
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
David Greyson : I think the fantasy was embedded in my brain since I saw “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” as a child with Lindsey Lohan. She got this part in this musical and was sort of obsessed with fame, I think. I just thought she was a badass and I wanted to sing on stage too and be a badass. As I grew up, I realized how important music had become to me. One of my favorite artists of all time Angel Haze came out with this song called “Angels and Airwaves”. It was so inspirational to me, having similiar past experiences and trauma with her, to hear and see how she overcame those obstacles with music. It struck me.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recently released mixtape “Summer’s Over?
David Greyson : There’s concept albums, right? Well, this is is a concept mixtape. As soon as you begin “Intro: Winter is Coming” you come along with me on a journey of going crazy, losing myself, finding myself, through the darkness and the light, and the lows and the highs. The mixtape is something I think you have to experience from start to finish to fully appreciate.
Twist Online : Any particular track(s) of the mixtape that’s your favorite?
David Greyson : One of my favorite tracks on the mixtape is “Lover VS Lover”. It touches on a kinda dark subject: being in an abusive relationship. I wanted this song to represent the toll that something like that takes on your mind, your heart, and your soul. There’s definitely some dark stuff in it, but it’s one of the most personal to me.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
David Greyson : I have big dreams, but we’re taking baby steps there until now. Living in the moment and just making sure I’m proud of what I’m putting out.
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
David Greyson : I am actually working on the follow up to “Summer’s Over”. All I will say is it is a much more focused and driven project.