by The Alchemist
A singer, song writer, and producer from Broward County, Florida. CatchTwentyTwo breaks away from the accustomed routine of music of today’s times, and instead chooses to focus on what matters most, the expression of emotion in its authentic form. Often soft-spoken and invariably sullen in his vocal style, the pop artist delves into deeper themes of romance, confusion, and anger.
Each hook, each rhyme is deeply entrenched in conveying the most intimate moments of the human experience. CatchTwentyTwo started getting interest in music after stumbling across Michael Jackson while young, he then started taking choir classes throughout middle school and highscool. There he would take what he could learn from the piano/keys used by instructors to use in his own production. His personal influences range from Michael Jackson, The Weeknd, Daft Punk, The Neighbourhood, Toro y Moi, Parcels, Roosevelt, among others.
We decided to interview CatchTwentyTwo below:
What first got you into music?
A: I would say, watching Michael Jackson, like watching Billie Jean, it makes me want to get in that suit you know, and dance like he did, he looked good doing it. I bet he felt powerful too when doing it, but he was like the most sensitive guy.
How did you first start developing your career?
A: I first started uploading beats on SoundCloud that was entirely different to what I make now, then I wasn’t in the best state to say the least, but at the same time I was practicing my mixing skills for myself and producing all in all.
What is the most challenging aspect of recording, mixing, producing, and writing your own music?
A: The most challenging to me is always the producing, because once that’s done writing is a piece of cake, writing too much is what I’m working on right now, and mixing is just second nature now after you’re a producer and mix all your own stuff. Recording music is fun because you can exercise how you want the song to be, with different takes.
What does your music aim to say/ is there any hidden meaning behind it?
A: I think if there were a hidden meaning it would be best for it to stay hidden, it’s almost like there is something hidden but really the songs if anything is me venting, getting things off of my chest.
What is your favorite and least favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
A: My favorite part is when people enjoy the music if people enjoy the music. My least favorite is right now in the positing of just starting not having enough opportunities to exercise more ideas. I have some nice stage ideas I wish I could try to execute. I want to be that type of performer one day… and when you’re not there yet, it’s the wackest part.
Any side talents?
A: I’m not really too sure off the top of my head, I like sketching sometimes, drawing stuff, clothes maybe, couches… haha.
Who would you most like to collaborate with/what music artist do you most admire?
A: I’d like to make a house project with Kanye West, or a house song, like dance since he’s from Chicago.
What is the best advice you have for artists in the very beginning of their career?
A: Release singles.
What’s next for you?
A: I’m going to knock out another ep before the end of the year I’m thinking, and work on a mixtape maybe… who knows, I’m excited because I just got to work on a music video for myself, so maybe do more of those too.
His newest track is extremely calming, and you can see the toro y moi influence from the very beginning. It’s the fourth track on his ep coming soon called, “Caught in the Moment.” He has got an amazing voice that can catch your attention very easily. It’s a great song if you had a stressful day at work, and you want to wind down with your special someone or roommates. Check out the track below.
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