Chaun Kristian is a songwriter and singer with an eclectic style and an “old soul, driven by the idea of inspiring young men and women to be different.” This melodic storyteller from Columbia, South Carolina writes lyrics that relate to everyday life and help his audience to find beauty and joy in the mundane. Using his music as a vehicle Kristian aims to challenge people to go against what society says they should feel, do and be; to follow their intuition wherever it leads.
Kristian is on the verge of releasing his first studio project entitled The Debut. Scheduled for distribution in January 2015, this four-song project illustrates Kristian’s vocal ability and diverse style. The Debut includes hints of pop, dance and even reggae influences. The Debut is truly reflective of Kristian’s growth as a man, songwriter and artist. With this project Kristian wants listeners to “feel good, to let go of whatever is holding them back and just let life happen.”
Born in 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri to a single mother, Chaun Kristian was one of three children. For them, life was not always easy and money was oftentimes tight, but Kristian was blessed with a mother that did everything to provide for her family. “We may not have had it all but we sure as hell thought we did,” Kristian stated. Kristian began taking acting classes to put his passion for entertaining to use and began writing music at the age of 13. By 16, he was landing lead roles in theatre productions. However, it wasn’t until the age of 17 that Kristian began singing live. This was a huge undertaking for the young songwriter as he had to overcome doubt and negativity from those around him. Kristian shared, “I don’t know how many times I heard ‘oh, that’s nice…but what do you actually want to do?’” Despite the adverse opinions around him, he faced his fears and shared his gift. He not only encouraged himself, but he blew the minds of many family and friends who had no clue he could sing when he won his first talent show. This talent show opened Kristian’s eyes to his potential and true passion as a vocalist and entertainer. Kristian’s life experiences drive his music, which he had this to say about, “I want to make music that makes people feel, that inspires them and shows them we’re all going through the same things.”
Upon the release of The Debut in January 2015, Chaun Kristian wants to focus on connecting with people through the music he’s created. He is looking forward to where his music, his passion and his life will lead.
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