Coline Creuzot is a one of the hottest R&B singer/songwriter's on the scene right now and Life & Style sat down with her for an exclusive interview!
How did you get into the music business?
I have been singing, dancing and writing ever since I can remember, I fell in love with performing before I was 10. Just after graduating from Hampton University in Virginia, I connected with Grammy-Nominated producer, Happy Perez, who has worked with talents like Miguel, Ludacris and Mariah Carey and has a co-producing credit with Kanye West. We have collaborated on multiple songs, including my two latest tracks "Numb" and "Show Me." I had my first big break in 2008 with a single "Give & Take.” The song was on the charts in Houston for six weeks. The success of “Give & Take” opened many doors for me, including the opportunity to open shows for Drake, T-Pain, T.I. and Keyshia Cole. A few years later I signed a publishing deal with EMI, which is now Sony ATV.
What inspired you to write your new songs?
My latest singles "Numb" and "Show Me" were inspired by real-life situations, as is most of my music. "Numb" is a moody mid tempo song. It tells a story of knowing when its time to move on, when you get to the point where you’re numb and can see the situation for what it is. "Show Me" is a fun summer jam that I co-wrote with Sam Hook, an amazing song-writer who has worked with a range of artists, from Cody Simpson to Trey Songz. "Show Me" talks about wanting more than just a one night stand, and needing proof that he wants the same...if he wants me, it takes time and hard work.
Can you tell us about the new single from Grammy-award winning Destiny’s Child member Empire actress Kelly Rowland?
I have had the awesome opportunity to co-write with Kelly. She is an amazing artist and super fun to work with.
What is your songwriting process?
My writing is often based on personal experiences, from the past and present. There are times when I go into the studio with concepts or lyrics to create the music around. There are also times when I go in and freestyle a melody to a track and then fill in the lyrics. Every song manifests differently, it just depends on how I am feeling at the moment.
What’s next for you?
I just released two singles "Numb" and "Show Me." Both tracks will be featured on my upcoming EP "Timeless," which is set to be released this summer. I am also working on a multi-city music showcase for "Timeless" with creative director Kim Burse, whose credits include projects with Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Ciara among others. I teamed up with Kim for this EP, including the video for my 2015 single "Truth Is." The video received rave reviews, and I can’t wait to bring my latest work to life with the showcases. I absolutely love performing live. As a Sony ATV songwriter, I am also called to write on other artists’ projects. When I am not working on my music, you are still likely to find me in the studio in a writing session with other talented writers and producers.
You can listen to Coline's latest singles, "Numb" and "Show Me" on YouTube or SoundCloud by clicking the links below:
"Numb" on YouTube and SoundCloud
"Show Me" on YouTube and SoundCloud
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