Nashville-based singer-songwriter Grayson Foster released the ear-pleasing song “If I Lost U” in October last year. Its soothing vocals and melody make it easy to relax while the face of that special someone pops up, bringing a smile to your face as it plays in the background. We had the pleasure of interviewing Grayson Foster, and here is what he had to say:
Q: I loved the lyrical flow combined with the soothing instrumentation for “If I lost you”! What inspired this song?
FOSTER: I had a writing session booked with my friend and producer of the song Austin Cannon. I brought in the rhythmic acoustic progression and he tracked it and ran it on a loop. Then it all just kind of fell out of me from there. The lyrics and melodies came pretty easy, maybe because it’s easy to imagine how sad someone would be if they lost someone special.
Q: How do you hope listeners respond to this song?
FOSTER: I hope it moves them both physically and emotionally. If I can get a foot to tap or someone to think about someone in their life that’s special then I can say I did my job.
Q: What do you think is the best part about creating music?
FOSTER: I get to take things that most people feel or do in life and turn it on itself. I can try and make something sad happy, or the other way around. Or I can be blunt with it and tell it like it is. It’s still all my point of view but I know there’s a group out there who can connect with it.
Q: How would you describe the type of music you typically create?
FOSTER: I’d be more interested in hearing someone who listens to it describe it but I guess I would call it whimsical pop rock. I never try to take myself too seriously or do more than I feel like I need to. The ultimate goal is fun and real.
Q: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one song or album to listen to, what would it be? Why?
FOSTER: Currently I’d take Harry’s House, I could dance alone on an Island to that.
Q: Are there any projects you’re currently working on?
FOSTER: Yes! I have a bunch of songs coming out this year. Some happy, some a bit sad, and some that I’m not sure what they are. First song should be here sometime in April. Then I’ll be 30 and the world is mine.
Interviewed by Zoey King
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