GET TO KNOW: Callum Crighton
Having spent the last few months prepping us for the release of his new EP, LGBTQ+ icon and singer-songwriter Callum Crighton has now returned to deliver his shimmering new collection 'Lazer Police: The Musical'.
With the title-track of his EP already receiving praise from ‘Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Pop’ playlist, featuring on the radio in Merseyside, and the music video gaining over 32,000 views, there was never any doubt that his new offering would be met with huge anticipation.
The new four-track release sees him explore the outer peripheries of the electro-pop world, creating this bright and euphoric EP that builds upon his already unhindered reputation.
So with the EP out now, we joined him in a quick chat to find out more about his background and what has inspired him over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
The synthesiser! I remember hearing it in all my favourite music when I was a kid, I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was my absolute favourite song and I was obsessed with all of the synth sounds. I got a little one for Christmas as a kid and taught myself how to play and that's been my instrument ever since!
What was the first album you remember owning?
I had Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor as a kid and I used to play it every day! I also owned Kylie Minogue's first album and a Dead or Alive compilation CD.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Never! Bands have never been my vibe as a musician, but I used to make these kooky garage band songs when I was 13 on my first iPad. They were so bizarre!
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Take On Me by A-Ha! I think it's easily perhaps the best song ever written.
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
When I make something and listen back for the first time as it's started to sound like a proper song. I feel like I'm meeting a new friend for the first time. I also love playing live - that thrill never dies!
And what about the most frustrating part?
Having to perfect mixes/masters. As someone that produces their own music I really take my time in making a song sound exactly how I want, which can be a very gruelling process.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Marina! She's my idol, and our styles in music and fashion aren't too different from one another, it'll happen one day!
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
RIDICULOUSLY famous… period!
Callum Crighton's new EP 'Lazer Police: The Musical' is out now. Check it out below.