pablo brooks – so young but so talented

pablo brooks is a perfect example for a phenomenon that keeps happening with young youtubers – a vlogger or lifestyle blogger decides to display their musical talents and post covers and later on original songs. we see this with people like troye sivan, dodie clark or conan gray (i recently wrote an article on him as well: http://lenascolours.com/?p=1688).

but what makes pablo brooks stick out, what makes him that little bit more intriguing? well he is  an especially talented guy, that managed to take the step into the music industry really early and offers a lot of different content that is not just entertaining, but very pleasing to watch as he has an amazing artistic eye and handles a camera well.

but what made me write this article and get in touch with him for an interview is his song recurring role that was accompanied by a beautifully shot music video that represents his aesthetic and style of music quite well.

so after reading this and getting to know pablo a little better you should definitely check that out and then binge watch all of his videos and send him some love from me!

 


could you introduce yourself, tell something about you, who you are, all that stuff?
sure! my name is pablo and i’m 15 years old. i’m from germany and i’ve been making music ever since i can remember, to be honest. i started posting my own music & covers on youtube when i was 11 – i’m always listening to music and always singing, because music is just such a great thing.
what originally brought you to music and is it something that still inspires you to this day?
i guess what originally brought me to music was my dad playing his old vinyls in our living room and eventually i just started singing along to songs i liked. he listened to a lot of artists that still inspire me today, like the beatles, bob dylan and david bowie.
what do you consider yourself, a youtuber that makes music, a musician with a youtube channel, or something completely different?
well, because i only started posting my music on youtube after already having a channel for like 2 years, i’d say that i’m a youtuber that makes also music.
have you ever thought about making a whole album and if so, will this be a thing that happens in the near future?
i’d love to do that – it’s always been kind of a dream, but i’m currently working on an EP, which will definitely be out in the near future!
would you like to play your music live some day?
that’s like my biggest dream! i love going to concerts and listening to music live, so performing my music live would be absolutely incredible!
do you like being a solo artist or would you rather be in a band?
i love being a solo artist, because i can call all the shots about my music and can decide what i’m creating, how i’m creating it and am completely independent from everything, but being in a band would also be pretty cool, because you’d have so many creative influences going into a project, which is great too.
what instruments do you play and are there any you’d like to learn additionally?
i play the ukulele, the guitar and a bit of piano, but i’d love to learn to master the piano, because i just really want to write a heart-felt, kind of depressing ballad, if that makes any sense.
how does your own music differ from the music you like to listen to?
even though i do take inspiration from a lot of the music i listen to, i always like to make my music as unique as possible and just create something which is completely “me”, but still something i’d listen to.
when you write music, what are your inspirations?
as stupid as it sounds, i take a lot of inspiration from my surroundings – my friends, my family and everything else going on around me, that was also what “recurring role” is based on. my style is definitely inspired by a lot of my favourite artists, like lorde, frank ocean, rex orange county, billie eilish and alvvays.
do you want to do music as a job?
i mean i’d love to do it as a job, as music is something i’ve always done and have always been extremely passionate about, so doing it as a job would be an absolute dream come true.

 


twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lifewithpablo

instagram: http://www.instagram.com/pablobrooks

youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/PabloBrooksX

 

conan gray – aesthetic multitalent

this picture is taken from conans twitter, he is wearing a shirt with his own artwork on it (pretty, isn’t he? yeah, the art as well)


19, that is how old conan is.

but even by this young age he has already build a huge fanbase, that does not just love him for his video content, but also adores his visual art, music and general personality. he is, as most teenagers are these days, very active on social media and has a big following on instagram (240 thousand), twitter (85,5 thousand) and tumblr (you can’t see the follower count on there, but probably loads, cause tumblr eats up boys like him).

most of his videos are filmed at his family house in texas, but recently he moved to LA, where he now is an art student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). he is still making regular videos, but has also been putting out more music.

4 years ago, he started uploading videos onto the website youtube, now he has over 540 thousand subscribers and more than 31 million views on his over 220 videos. it has been a journey, as he started out with more comedic sketches, now he does a lot of vlogs, music stuff and chatty videos. common topics in those are art, clothes and style ( a lot of thrifting), school and uni, his personal life and his friends (that are featured or mentioned in most of his videos).

his general aesthetic, a thing he is very known and loved for, has evolved quite a bit over the years. conan himself said in past videos, that he has grown more confident in his personal style, which has affected his way of making videos. his room is full of old knick knacks, pictures, thrifted retro items and fairy lights. for somebody, that doesn’t just want great content, but also something nice to look at, conans videos and also just he in general, provide that just fine.

but what has really gained him a lot of popularity these past months, is his music. because conan is not just a great filmmaker and painter with a good look for aesthetics and  a great personality, he is also a musician. (hence the whole multitalent thing) he has uploaded little originals and covers on his youtube channel, but when he put his song idle town on spotify and apple music, it blew up. as of now, it has 3 million listens on spotify and a 5/5 rating on iTunes.

whether he is going to pursue a career in music art or filmmaking, i am sure he will be a great success.

you will probably like him if you are into youtubers and musicians like:

catcreature

connor franta

dodie clark

cavetown

rusty clanton

lorde

lana del ray

bertie gilbert

and generally cute indie boys with soft voices.

if you are now curious, here are all his links, i recommend it immensely.

youtube account: https://www.youtube.com/user/ConanXCanon/videos

tumblr: http://conangray.tumblr.com/

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conangray/?hl=de

twitter: https://twitter.com/conangray?lang=de