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Meet PRPL CHLD, A Multi-talented Singer, Music producer and Songwriter

PRPL CHLD is a self-taught artist, DJ, music producer, singer, songwriter, and fashion designer from the US. He started by writing his first song at the age of 6 on a homemade guitar made of a rubber band and tissue box. After high school, he started touring in the US full time in his music project.
In his music project, PRPL CHLD makes all of his own beats, writes his own music, and makes his own music videos, and master it all in his home studio.
His music has been featured on Showtime, Amazon Prime, Lyrical Lemonade, The HMMA Awards, Vans Warped Tour, REVRY TV, and many more.

In his latest album “sweet and low” he expressed his undying love for original music.

Listen to “sweet and low” on Spotify:

 

 

Hi PRPL CHLD, thanks for taking out time to respond to us. Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

PRPL CHLD – Yes I think I can: I fought cancer a few years ago, and I thought that maybe I would want to quit music and give up on my dreams or something. But the complete opposite happened: I began making electronic music on my own at home when I wasn’t sick from the chemo, and that turned into the “PRPL CHLD” project. It is meant to be something that is an outlet for me creatively, something that can’t be taken away from me no matter how bad things get. Every time I work on my music and DJ sets, it brings me complete joy, with no distractions or compromises.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started this career?

PRPL CHLD –  The most interesting thing is probably. That I’ve gotten the chance to go to so many cool places like London, the US, Canada, many beaches and I’ve met many amazing people along the way. It’s interesting to me that I can’t remember the last time that I’ve taken a vacation, mainly because when I was touring, IT WAS A VACATION. A vacation that also made me work hard, haha. But I am kind of a work-a-holic, so I would honestly rather do a tour than a vacation anyway.

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

PRPL CHLD – I must first say, that without mistakes, you can’t have any victories. ALWAYS MAKE MISTAKES AND KEEP TRYING!!! Funniest mistake? Hitting myself in the face with the microphone and chipped my tooth. I’ve learned to “KEEP THAT THING 3 INCHES AWAY!!!” Or maybe that music video I released a long time ago that you can’t find online anywhere.

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What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?

PRPL CHLD – Right now I am gearing up for Q1 / Q2 2022. I operate more like a fashion brand than a music label… I release music consistently throughout the year, every quarter. I collaborate with other fashion brands and we release merchandise that compliments those songs of that particular season. At the end of each year, I like to look at the entire year as a complete work of art. It all has to work together, and then the next year I do something completely different. Right now, I’m most excited about the upcoming live dates and also some secrets that we may share in early 2022.

Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories? 

PRPL CHLD – I worked with the infamous Kim Fowley (creator of The Runaways / Joan Jett) and I even got to hang with Joan at the studio once. There was just so much to soak up and learn. And for them to be interested in what I was doing, and to be as excited about the future of music as I was – it was a real inspiration and a pretty cool experience. Kim Fowley passed away shortly after, I was one of the last artists to ever work with him. I went to dinner with him, my brother from another mother Matt, and Sebastian Bach from that one hairband. They were so “Hollywood ” it was too funny.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

PRPL CHLD – Focus on your mental health: that is 100 percent for me. Gain the right perspective on yourself. And take your mental health seriously when it comes to touring/being online. Don’t let people impact you in negative ways: ALWAYS BE YOU and remind yourself that YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY AND HEALTHY. Never, EVER listen to a hater. Either laugh them off or feel bad for them for being so unhappy. But don’t you let it affect YOU!!

You have been blessed with success in a career path that can be challenging. Do you have any words of advice for others who may want to embark on this career path, but seem daunted by the prospect of failure?

PRPL CHLD – YES ABSOLUTELY. Get ready to fail. Get ready to make failure your new best friend. Start to LOVE FAILING. I have always seen failures as almost like a cheat code: you fail, and you get the RIGHT answers immediately after. If you DO NOT TAKE ACTION, you will be left with regret. And that is something you want to avoid –

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REGRET is the silent killer of the human / LACK OF CONFIDENCE is the silent killer of the artist. Be confident and live with no regrets 🙂

Can you share with our readers any self-care routines, practices, or treatments that you do to help your body, mind, or heart to thrive? Kindly share a story or an example for each.

PRPL CHLD – Yes sure. Lately avoiding alcohol had been an incredible way to avoid feeling any type of way… it takes away your energy and it is hard to put in the required hours if you aren’t focused.  Sleep is also important. I might take a Monday and Tuesday just for sleeping. Because I might be at the club all week and up until 8 am Performing- this life can take a toll on you without you realizing it. If you’re lacking motivation or inspiration, just sleep for a day or two. Pro athletes use this method as well.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why? Please share a story or example for each.

PRPL CHLD – 

Ok here we go:

1. It’s harder than you think: I would have learned more, faster.

2. It’s easier than you think: I wouldn’t have taken the breaks I did, because of the overwhelming pressure to “make it”. If you’re happy, YOU MADE IT

3. Be an electronic artist: I honestly love it so much, I kinda wish I didn’t mess around singing in a punk band as long as I did. When I went solo, everything clicked for me.

4. Don’t let personal life mess up your artistic / business goals: find someone who supports you and doesn’t want to see you fail

5. Don’t listen to other advice, spend more time creating your own tried-and-true advice: kind of hypocritical to say in an advice column lol but it’s probably the most important thing I ever learned.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life? 

PRPL CHLD – OK sure: hanging out in the chemotherapy ward for 3 months was all I needed to understand that life is short, and to be unhappy is just probably not worth it. Everyone there was in a pretty good mood, and it made me kind of feel like, “wow, and I’m getting out of here, and I’m in a BAD mood?” get that perspective fixed!!!

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

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PRPL CHLD – Yeah, my brother Matt (from another mother) lol has been there since I first went solo, and he always saw the light in me. He never listened to the BS in the press or from people that were basically haters. And because of that, he became my personal manager way back at the beginning, and still to this day. We have nothing but great memories of going through this industry alone.

You are a person of enormous influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

PRPL CHLD – To be honest, I’ve got the type of energy that could probably come up with maybe a few different ideas for the future… because, at the end of the day, I do what I do because I can genuinely see that people LOVE AND APPRECIATE IT. That makes me feel so inspired to keep doing bigger and better things. I would love to make anyone in the chemo ward have a better experience. I would love to also create a live concert experience that is healthy and energizing, like Coachella but way smaller and more fun. Oh, and I truly want to build an enormous animal shelter for any abused animals, and live on-site with workers to take care of them. I have rescued 3 guinea pigs thus far, and they are my biggest supporters:) So maybe mix them all together into one big charity-animal-tropical EDM getaway?

We are very blessed that some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US with whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch, and why? He or she might see this. 🙂

PRPL CHLD – Let’s see…. right now? Gary Vee is my guy.. Dan Pena I would love for him to scream at me for a while lol. Probably Deadmau5 / Steve Aoki / Armin Van Buuren would be absolutely mind-blowing… Kanye West definitely, and also – Elon Musk of course. I want to start a record label with Elon, I think we could probably do really cool things for the music on Mars!!

How can our readers follow you online?

PRPL CHLD – 

You can follow PRPL CHLD on all social media platforms @PRPLCHLD.

Do well to add PRPL CHLD up on Spotify.

Visit my website for more.

www.prplchld.com

 

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