5.5 Questions with Chris Paul Morales
The 5.5 interview happened quick. An e-mail here, an e-mail there, and Chris was in the JWS chat room 45 minutes before the broadcast. Enthusiasm gets you everywhere.
According to his bio, Chris formed and fronted his first band that went through various name and lineup changes by the end of his high school career. By 2009, and while in college, Chris began looking for members and landed as the drummer of The Silverwings. Fast forward to 2013, Chris became a part of Exit 39 Productions and began to work on his debut EP “No Shame In Playing With Yourself” released in October 2014.
Here’s 5.5 questions with Chris Paul Morales:
When you’re onstage, what’s different about you from the every day you?
Haha, that’s a funny question because in the beginning there definitely is a stage persona that’s more outgoing, energetic and not afraid of anything. However, the more times you get on stage the more that persona leaks into the “every day you”. I suppose the “every day” me hides this energetic, outgoing, attention grabbing persona and on stage I run wild with it!
What gets you in the mood or inspires you to write music?
This answer may be cliche, but it’s true. Everything I write comes from life experiences. I once heard a quote that goes “Music is what feelings sound like”, and for me that couldn’t be any more true! Every song I’ve written can take
me back to a time when I felt a certain way.
Tell us about the first time you heard yourself on radio.
Well the first time I heard myself on the radio it’s definitely the strangest thing. You grow up and spend 20+ years listening to other people and when you finally hear yourself it’s just…strange! haha I also love the part where the DJ says a little bit about you and you can’t laugh along or put any input…very similar to what just happened 15 seconds ago haha
What’s been your most memorable performance ever?
Oh man that is a tough question because something happens each show that makes it the best show ever but I think that’s the point. As an artist you’re trying to have a good time every night as well as make sure the crowd has a good time! I gotta say most recently I was performing at The Studio at Webster Hall last year and the crowd was a lot bigger than we had expected and people were coming up to us after show (more than usual) just telling us how much they dug the music. Shows that bring moments like that definitely create the best performances!
What’s your favorite kind of sandwich and what would you wash it down with?
Haha, definitely turkey, pepperoni (or hot capicola), muenster cheese, mayo, mustard and hot sauce. Usually wash it down with Water or Ice Tea
What one song never ever leaves your music player’s playlist?
Ooh! That is so tough! The artists that never leave my playlist are blink-182, The Beatles and Foo Fighters. However I gotta say that the song that never leaves is…well let me do album: Abbey Road!