We caught up with Miami native Cris Cab to find out what was the latest and greatest. From working with J. Balvin and Pitbull to promoting his new single in France, to say he’s busy is an understatement and we’re ultra grateful to have been able to squeeze out some time with him. Make sure to check out his most recent tracks down below after the questions and head over to his socials to stay up to date. Enjoy!
Many of your songs definitely have an Island / Caribbean vibe to them. Has growing up in Miami been influential to what you bring to the table as an artist and the dynamics of your sound? Is there more to it than that?
Of course! Miami has always been home to me and I’ve been fortunate enough to soak up all the culture it has to offer. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been surrounded by the reggae sounds of the islands. And also been exposed to all sorts of other styles that helped me grow as an artist and create my own sound. I’m a fan of rock music, rap music, reggae music… anything that makes me feel good. So hopefully my music does that for other people. I’m all about spreading the good vibes.
What was the working dynamic like collaborating with Pitbull on “All Of The Girls”?
Pitbull is great to work with. He’s my fellow Miami-based Cuban brother so we have a very similar perspective on things. I love how he focuses on the uptempo, party sound. You just can’t be in a bad mood when you listen to Pitbull. Same thing when you’re working with him. He definitely has a way about him that just makes everyone feel good. So once we had the concept and track down, we showed him what we were doing and he offered to jump on it. And he obviously smashed it so I’m super grateful. He gave the song exactly what it needed.
Outside of other artists and music, is there something else that you draw inspiration from to help in writing songs and producing tracks?
I don’t think music can be the only thing that inspires songs. Life is what really inspires songs. I try to pull inspiration from things either I’ve experienced myself or people I know have experienced. A lot of my music is just me retelling some stories in a way that feels good to me. And hopefully, other people can relate. Or at the very least, enjoy the sound of my songs.
Being a Miami-native, what most identifies you with the city of Miami?
I don’t know if there’s any one thing that identifies me with the city of Miami. I feel like I’m made up of so many characteristics of Miami. Its the city that made me who I am. So when I’m out on the road promoting my music, playing shows, doing press, I feel like I’m representing my city and hopefully showing people in other parts of the world that there’s a lot of culture here to be enjoyed.
What are you most excited about with all of the projects you have going on at the moment?
I think my work process is a little different than some artists. I don’t ever say, “I’m gonna go make an album now”. And then disappear into a studio for 4 months. I’m always writing. Always recording. And whenever my team and I feel like its time to drop a single, or an EP or a full album, we just go. Its a constant process. At the moment, I’m out in France promoting my single “All Of The Girls” doing all kinds of press and shows. That’s something I love to do. But I’m just as excited thinking about whats coming next and getting that one ready to go. I constantly feel like I’m right on the edge of something amazing about to happen, and its that feeling that gets me up in the morning and keeps me fired up to keep working. I’m excited by it all… the present and the future.
Anything else you want to share with your fans?
My fans allow me to do what I love for a living so I don’t know if I can ever put into words how much I appreciate them. They’re everything to me. Without them, I have no idea where my life would be at this point. So to everyone out there supporting me from Miami and beyond… THANK YOU. And don’t forget to follow me on the socials so we can all be on this journey together. Peace.
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