Sony/ATV singer-songwriter Coline Creuzot is known in the industry for her skills with a pen. She’s worked on projects with producers Troy “Radio” Johnson, Happy Perez, and Drew “Druski” Scott, but she’s also nice on the vocals, dropped her own solo singles “You Tried It“, “Acapella Now,” and more recently, “Truth Is”, “Show Me” and “Numb” from her forthcoming EP Timeless.
Earlier this year, Creuzot dropped some songwriting gems for those itching to learn about music publishing; she’s eager to give back to those interested in learning about the business.
The Texas-raised artist recently chatted with SR writer Keyona Butler for a quick Q&A.
Check it out below!
How long have you been interested in becoming an artist?
It’s something I wanted do since I was very young. I’ve been singing and dancing and songwriting from a really young age. Sometimes I think things are just in your blood (laughs) and you can’t let it go. Something I’ve been doing for a while, I continued in high school, I went to college at Hampton University, went back to my hometown of Houston, Texas and really started pursuing my career.
Who inspires or motivates you the most?
One of my favorite artists of all time is Donny Hathaway. I’m kind of an old soul, I just love the passion and emotion that you feel when you listen to him sing. More modern day, I love Jazmine Sullivan, I think she has the voice of an angel. Beyonce of course, hometown homegirl, she’s able to do it all which is awesome. Brandy is one of my favorites, I think her vocals are amazing as well.
Tell us about your new song “Show Me.”
Show me is a fun, summertime jam. It talks about wanting getting into a relationship with a guy; a guy is pursuing her, and she’s telling him you gotta put in work and the time. You know, I want more than a one night stand, I want more than just fun. That a relationship and love can be a lot better.
How would you describe your music to people who are just now getting familiar with you?
I would say its R&B, a little bit of Soul, it has some Pop elements. I talk a lot about relationships in my music. I try to be as relatable as possible when I’m writing and performing and when I’m coming up with these concepts.
Who would you love to work with that you haven’t worked with before? Who do you love to work with?
Happy Perez Is one of my favorite producers, he produced the three first singles off my EP, “Truth Is,” “Show Me,” and “Numb.” Dream people I would love to work with are Timbaland, The-Dream, Ne-Yo, and in terms of collaborations, I would love to do something with Andre 3000, J. Cole, and Lauryn Hill.
Any music videos or tours coming in the future?
The video for “Truth Is” is out on YouTube, and I will be doing videos for the other two singles “Show Me” and “Numb” in the next few weeks.
What are your future goals?
To continue putting out great music, to continue writing for other artists, to hopefully win some Grammys, hopefully a worldwide tour, just to keep going. This is something I love to do so it doesn’t feel like work to me.
Do you have any advice for young girls who are trying to do what you do?
Absolutely, to be persistent, to work hard, always be yourself, don’t let anybody box you in, and to always remember why you started.