An Interview With Chris Holly
Updated: May 13, 2022
Chris Holly returns with a new single that blends a number of absolutely funa and high energy rock styles together from pop-punk to alternative rock, grunge, and more.
"LOST$FOUND" is completely fun and has a bright tone to it that sticks really well in your head.
The bass tone is perfect, the track boasts a great hard rock vibe with lead guitar hooks that hit hard and shine with a youthful energy.
This single feels like a classic track we all loved in the late 90's or early 2000's.
A track we hung with our friends and listened to.
The cool thing is that it comes with a music video that shows the boasts that classic 90's rock aspect even more.
The colors are a memorable set of purples and pinks, blues and yellows and it's got a great main character as well.
With such a great release, we wanted to have a chat with Chris to find out what inspired this one.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Alright Chris, let's kick things off with "LOST$FOUND". This one has a wild rock sound to it that feels energetic and edgy! So, what is this single really about?
Thanks, LOST$FOUND does come out swinging for the fences! The song addresses the phenomenon known as “Ghosting”. Basically, it’s a riddle wrapped inside a mystery inside an enigma.
Buzz Slayers: It's been a little while since we spoke to you last. We're happy to see you releasing new music! What sparks inspiration for you to write a song?
Traumatic life events, depression. I’ve never written a happy song and don’t think I could. I do write songs of resilience, survivor mentality.
Writing songs is a very cathartic process allowing you to work through a situation, get it all out of your system.
Buzz Slayers: Do you record your stuff at a home studio?
No, I have building (Music Is Life Company) that has a studio, multi media room and a very small rehearsal space we call The Voodoo Lounge that does have a fully stocked top shelf bar.
Buzz Slayers: What are you performing on this track aside from vocals?
I played every instrument on LOST$FOUND. No more than 3 takes on all the parts.
Buzz Slayers: Were you a guitar player first?
Yes, I was after the Guitar Hero thing. I didn’t start singing lead vocals until I was 21. I did take voice lessons in LA when I was 20 from Gloria Bennet who was a trained Opera singer from New York. Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers took lessons every week right before me. She helped me understand breath control, and proper diet for touring which I did not do.
Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
My current soundtrack would be Eminem, TOOL and mastered mixes from a younger band I work with called LEXI NOISE.
Buzz Slayers: Have you toured before?
I’ve toured everywhere for many years. Playing in all 48 states, Alaska and Hawaii definitely on my bucket list. I’ve also played overseas, Canada, Caribbean and Mexico.
I’ve got Japan in my sights for later this year, which will be an amazing life event.
Buzz Slayers: Do you think that the whole pandemic and the winding down of it has affected your music?
The pandemic allowed me to get an amazing body of work completed, developing a young solo artist during that time period. We made amazing strides in a very short amount of time, it allowed us to work isolated in an extremely creative environment running 12 hour days writing, recording, releasing and rehearsing for months accomplishing so much positive energy during a dark time on this planet.
Sadly just as we were starting to see our hard work come to fruition coming out of the pandemic we parted ways.
Buzz Slayers: Are you planning any full length releases? What can we expect next from you?
I may write LOST$FOUND the musical but until then I will continue to drop singles and much more touring…hurray!!!
Buzz Slayers: Are there artists that really inspired you as a kid?
One person when I was a kid, King Edward, Eddie Van Halen. I’ve never seen someone have so much joy from playing the guitar and I now understand, I too am only happy when I play music. All the day to day life “grown up” stuff is necessary but depressing. Music Is Life
Buzz Slayers: You seem to normally release music videos with your stuff. Is that something you always plan?
Video killed the radio star, people listen to music with their eyes now-days. I will always make videos for my songs even if it’s just a visualizer or lyrics.
Thanks so much for your time Chris!