In 2010, Richardson signed to Cash Money Records to build to their already successful pop roster. Now, he's begun tenaciously working on what will become his full-length debut for the label. In the meantime, he's lending his vibrant, vivacious vocals to Tyga's brand new single "Far Away" and collaborating with other chart-topping acts. Richardson's dream is only just beginning to come true. For Richardson, making records requires a delicate balance of soul, rock, and R&B.
While growing up the son of a military dad in Virginia Beach, he immersed himself in everything from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to The Eagles and Aerosmith. Along the way - from singing into his trash can at five-years-old to auditioning on Idol at 23 - Richardson built his own style. He sums up the sound best saying, "It's blue-eyed soul, but there's an organic feel to the music. I love to mix the soulful and rock sides." That mix comes with potent and poignant lyrics that Richardson considers a hallmark of his style.
It's easy to hear in the new material, which will comprise his forthcoming solo offering. "The [upcoming] album covers a whole different mesh of times in my life. In the lyrics, I'm honestly exploring all of these situations. Now, I get the chance to blend everything together and put it out there." Entering the Cash Money Records family, he has come to create and push boundaries by collaborating with a myriad of artists.
He exclaims, "Cash Money allow me to spread my wings and do what comes naturally for me. They support everything that I do. It's a breath of fresh air, and I feel like I'm blessed at this moment." www.ChrisRichardsonMusic.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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