An exclusive interview with Latin pop artist JP Castillo
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
JP Castillo : My Name is JP Castillo. Im a singer songwriter. I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica and raised in LA.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
JP Castillo : First of all my parents. My mom is a singer. My dad is a drummer. Both professional musicians. It was normal for me to come home from school and there be rehearsals in the living room and stuff like that. I grew up around music.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recently released music video of ‘Reemplazo’?
JP Castillo : It was shot in LA. It was directed by my boy Jose Omar. We’ve worked together before when we were on tour with J Lo. He shot videos for Justin Bieber, Janet Jackson and a bunch of other artists. We wanted to it to have a story line much like the song it self but still wanted it to have an artistic element. We’re really happy with it. It just passed 2 Million views on youtube. We’re excited about that.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
JP Castillo : Man…It’s been really dope. We just passed 2 million views on youtube, we’re approaching 100k streams on spotify. Its been kinda crazy. Im overwhelmed with peoples response to it. It’s an amazing feeling to get so much love. Im really thankful with everyone for sharing, liking, subscribing.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
JP Castillo : That’s a great question. I love both…but I think I gotta say performing live. I grew up performing. There’s nothing like it. It’s the exchange of energy and vibes between you and the audience. Music comes alive. It’s where we can create and share a moment that will never happen again. That’s my thing
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
JP Castillo : Urban Pop
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
JP Castillo : Definitely. I want to release more singles then an Ep that can then become an album that can become many albums. I wanna perform on the biggest stages on the planet. My dream is to create a snow ball effect through hard work.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
JP Castillo : Always. I have more songs in the pipeline. Im actually really excited about my next single. I stay busy with my production company Soulbots. We’re always writing for other artists too. We stay grinding.
Twist Online : Are you active on social media? what’s the best way to follow you online?
JP Castillo : Yeah everyone can follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter @jpcastillomusic
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