We recently interviewed Singer-songwriter, Corbin Hale, who was born in Rio De Janeiro and raised in a quaint little town outside the city. He has recently released his debut EP, Chapter One.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Corbin Hale : My life as a professional singer started playing in bands back in Rio and then recording covers on YouTube. The first one was an Arctic Monkeys cover “Do I Wanna Know”.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Corbin Hale : My parents have always played old Rock and my dad gave me my first guitar and taught me some songs. My grandpa taught me the piano/organ, so I can say I’ve always been surrounded with good music. But I think seeing Bon Jovi live was the moment I started seeing it as a dream and started getting professional.
Twist Online : Tell us about your debut EP, Chapter One?
Corbin Hale : “Chapter One” represents the beginning of a dream that was kept private for a long time. It’s my first big project involving original songs after I moved to Canada to really become the man I’ve always wanted to be. I recorded pretty much every song while moving and getting used to my new life, missing my friends and family and discovering myself, so I can really say that “Chapter One” reflects who I am now and who I aim to be tomorrow.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Corbin Hale : Very good. It means a lot when someone tells me that they could relate to my lyrics and that my music helped them somehow. That’s why I do what I do.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Corbin Hale : I think seeing a verse you wrote introspectively in your bedroom turned into a real song is magical. But performing on stage is still the most inspiring moment.
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Corbin Hale : Rock, Pop/Rock. Some old stuff like The Beatles, Bon Jovi and some new stuff like Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers… A bit of everything, I’d say.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
Corbin Hale : I don’t set goals. I have a mission. As long as I stay true to it, I am good.
Twist Online: And what is that mission?
Corbin Hale: To inspire people to pursuit their dreams through my story and my music.
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
Corbin Hale : I am currently working with Ryan Stewart, Carly Rae Jepsen’s and Simple Plan’s producer on some new material that I hope to release in the next few months. I literally can’t wait to share it with everyone.