While surfing around on Myspace Music, I found Erin Christine. I thought she was so pretty, and had a good voice. I knew I wanted to get in contact with her and get a text interview. She was cool enough to answer my questions and even add some extras. This is my interview with Erin Christine. You guys should deff check her out, I know she’s going to be big.
Where are you from originally, and when did you decide on pursuing music?
I’m from CT but for the past year and a half i have lived in
NYC in a recording studio!
Who are some of your musical influences, and how would you say they
impacted your life?
I grew up listening to The Beatles, Donny Hathaway and Stevie
Wonder. I remember when i was younger i used to lock myself in my
room and just stare in the mirror and sing their music at the top of
my lungs and i would turn of the lights and pretend i was on stage in
front of thousands of people. Their music gave me a stage every single
night in the comfort of my own bedroom. They helped me to realize
that music was all i wanted and the stage was the only place i wanted
If you were to describe in three words the kind of music you make,
what would those three words be?
Epic, Timeless and Honest
You had the opportunity to perform with music greats Gloria Estefan
and Herbie Hancock. What was going through your mind at that very
moment, and were you nervous about performing with such huge
It was an unbelievable feeling not only to be on stage with a
brilliant pianist but to be on stage with Gloria Estefan who i grew up
listening to with my mom and Paul simon who both my parents used to
listen to all the time when i was growing up! At that moment i was
just overwhelmed with excitement that i was about to be singing on
stage with these musical greats not to mention it was on a huge stage
in front of thousands! I would say i was more inspired than nervous!
You are known for having energetic performances. What gives you that
drive, and how do you prepare for a show?
My audience always gives me so much energy when I’m on stage
and i try to give them 10 times more energy back! I just have so much
fun on stage and i truly black out and become someone else. I
completely let my fears and worries go on stage. The songs and the
lyrics are so emotional and its important for me to convey that
emotion in my performance, so before my shows i like to be by myself
and just sit down and go over the set in my head and completely zone
out and focus on what I’m about to do.
Really loving your song “Say”, it’s absolutely beautiful. There’s so
much passion. Is it based on your personal experience, what is the
story behind the words?
“Say” isn’t based on my personal story but thats not to say that
i can’t relate to it. I think the story behind “Say” is so relatable
and something that so many people have gone through. The story is
about a relationship that doesn’t work out, and a while down the road
she realizes that he was alway the one, and she hopes that it’s not
too late to tell him how she feels.
The music video was directed by Quddus, something I wasn’t expecting.
Many remember him as a VJ on MTV. What was it like working with him on
I couldn’t have asked to work with anyone better for my first
music video. The song has so much vulnerability and honesty in it and
Quddus did such an amazing job of portraying that. Relationships are
not perfect and don’t always have a happy ending. Quddus really
captured the ups and downs in a relationship and showcased a girl who
wasn’t strong enough to open up and let her guard down.
I just have to ask for the ladies, who’s the hottie in the video?
That would be Silvestre Rasuk. He is a wonderful actor with 11
years of experience. It was so great to work with him on my acting
debut because he made me feel so comfortable and really helped me to
embrace the character.
How’s the process going for your debut album, and what is the concept behind it?
Creating an album is such an amazing experience. To be able to
sit down at the piano and start a song from scratch is like a feeling
i can’t even describe. I put my blood, sweat and tears into this
album and i am so proud of the songs Tiff and i have created. We
really wanted the theme of the album to be “Strength”. I hope that
when people listen to this album they feel strong, like they can do
I for one am a new fan and currently anticipating your album, so when
are you planning on releasing it?
As of right now there is no release date. Tiff and I are still
in the studio creating! For now you just have to come check out my
live shows to hear the records!
Can you describe your feelings on receiving residency at New York’s
widely popular “The Bitter End”, a club seen as the stepping stone for
many famous artists?
Every time i perform at The Bitter End i can feel the history of
music that took place on that stage and it inspires me. The Bitter
End is one of my most favorite places to perform!
What do you hope people will take from your music, why should we
listen to Erin Christine?
As long as one person is touched by my music the way that i was
touched by music growing up, that’s all i want. I think you should
listen to my music because it will make you feel empowered and give
you hope and give you something to relate to and fall in love with. I
put my all into my music and i hope that you feel the same passion i
put into my music when your listening. Not to mention its awesome!
1. What is your one-line positive thinking mantra?
i will believe in myself even when no one else will.
2. Describe your personality?
I am bubbly, big-hearted and shy but on stage, i am a monster
3. What practices have you adopted that have led to a healthier lifestyle?
I try to go to the gym as much as possible and eat
healthy, which is very hard because i have such a sweet tooth! :/
4. The world is going green, have you embraced the trend?
I try as much as i can to be green. I always recycle and I
refuse to buy water bottles anymore. Filtered tap water is just fine
and from what i hear, healthier.
5. Provide us with a few tips and tricks for holistic living?
I don’t think there are any tricks i just think you have to
do what you love every single day. For me it’s music and talking to
6. Describe your fashion style?
7. How do you unwind after a long week?
I sit down at my piano and let my fingers run along the
keys…such an amazing feeling to just let all my emotions out onto
8. What empowers you?
knowing that God has a plan for me and seeing that plan
unfold every single day.
9. What is your favorite cuisine?
It’s very hard to pick just one dish! i love thai, italian, middle eastern and spanish food!!! However i think i would be able to die happy if i could eat red curry chicken for the rest of my life.
10. How do you creatively express yourself?
Through my music. Through every lyric and melody i sing and play.
Here are some links for you to go check her out:
Twitter: Erin Christine Twitter
Facebook: Erin Christine Fanpage
Myspace: Erin Christine Myspace
Youtube: Erin Christine Youtube
Erin Christine – Say (Official Music Video)