Kw-logo-smaller

Colby O'Donis Interview

Courtesy of Wright Entertainment Group
Courtesy of Wright Entertainment Group

By: Sindy

Sindy:: Hey Colby, where are you calling from?

Colby: I’m in L.A. in the studio.


Sindy:: Cool! So you were nominated for a Grammy Award—how does that feel?


Colby:That feels good! It was very cool and interesting to go. I got to meet everybody.


Sindy:: What’s it like working with Lady Gaga?


Colby:: It’s cool, Lady Gaga is great, she’s definitely a unique person to work with. I had a lot of fun doing Just Dance with her.


Sindy:: What do you think of Lady Gaga's style?


Colby:I think it’s amazing, it’s great—Lady Gaga’s bringing back a style that’s been gone for such a long time, so it’s cool to see her do it so successfully.


Sindy:: You collaborated with Akon on Beautiful and I saw you guys performing the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!


Colby:Yeah it was really cool. I’ve been watching Jay Leno since forever, so to actually be on the show is a little mind-blowing to me.


Sindy:: Did you get to talk to Jay afterwards?


Colby:Yeah I did, Jay Leno’s a really cool guy.


Sindy:: Nice! So your album took three years to finish—can you take me through the process?


Colby: I was recording songs all the time and if I thought something was really hot, I’d put it aside in a folder, and over time I would take it to the label and let them choose from there.


Sindy:: And you worked with some big names, right?


Colby::I did, I worked with a few different people on the record—T Pain of course, Paul Wall, Clinton Sparks, Akon, Lil Romeo and The Dream.


Sindy:: Do you like collaborating or do you like working on your own?


Colby:: At the beginning I liked working on my own, but now I do like doing a lot of collaborations now—just kind of expanding the horizons musically.


Sindy:: Who would you love to work with?


Colby:: Timbaland.


Sindy:: And Let You Go is the new single, right?


Colby:: Yeah, it’s based on a true story of a relationship I was in for about three years. We broke up and the song pretty much explains the whole process of what happened and how it went down.


Sindy:: Maybe your song will make other people feel better.


Colby:: Yeah, definitely.


Sindy:: You toured with New Kids on the Block. Do you have any funny stories from the road?


Colby:: Not really, it was a pretty exhausting tour—a lot of driving! It was pretty crazy, lots of fun.


Sindy:: Did you guys have a big tour bus?


Colby:: Nah, not me, I just drove a little car—kept the budget small as possible.


Sindy:: Good job (laughs). What’s a live show like for you?


Colby:: I have a guitar, dancers—it’s a pretty big show, it’s exciting.


Sindy:: What instruments do you play?


Colby:: Just two—guitar and piano—those are the instruments I love the most. I’ve been playing guitar for over ten years.


Sindy:: Do you still get nervous before you go on stage?


Colby:: Just a little bit before I go on, but once I’m out there, it totally disappears.


Sindy:: Any advice for aspiring artists out there?


Colby:: Yeah, just believe in your dreams and keep moving and eventually, in time, you’ll get there if you have the sticktoitiveness.


Sindy:: Cool, Colby! Thanks for chatting.


Colby:: No problem, thanks for having me.


Related Links:

  • Lady Gaga Biography
  • HIlary Duff and Timbaland CD Reviews
  • Lil Romeo Biography
  • New Kids, New Tour
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    Missing

    Who's your favorite artist who's worked with Colby O'Donis?

    • Lady Gaga
    • Akon
    • T-Pain
    • Lil Romeo

    related stories

    Entertainment in the forums

    Neron
    Neron posted in TV Shows:
    I like The Legend Of Korra slightly better because that show took risks that were hardly taken in a show of its kind. It included a lot of mature themes and it really connects with today's older youth.
    reply about 1 hour
    LAZY778
    LAZY778 posted in TV Shows:
    "Team Audi #46" wrote:TLA definitely. I like the storyline and the characters. And hands down, Toph is the best Avatar series character ever. Personal opinion.  i agree with that as well Toph is pretty cool. But i like Katara better. 
    reply about 2 hours
    3hello
    3hello posted in Celebs:
    Well I'm not a really big fan of Taylor Swift but if I had to choose I love both because 'shake it off' is for the older teens as well. So its great as she is growing up so is her music
    reply about 5 hours
    Kirsteeeeen
    Kirsteeeeen posted in Movies:
    If I Stay was so much better.
    reply about 10 hours
    CatShreya
    CatShreya posted in Celebs:
    yeah..i'm talking 'bout the chnging into the music genre
    reply about 11 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    Big_icon_(7)

    Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

    Big_icon_(4)

    You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

    Big_icon_(6)

    The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

    Big_icon_(5)

    Tic Tac Toe is back!