Q&A with Chris Brochu

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Before he pursued an acting career, music was Chris Brochu’s first passion. He combined his two loves for his part in the 2011 Disney Channel film Lemonade Mouth and continued to land new projects, including a role on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries. Though Brochu was tackling more acting roles, he was evolving as a musician as well. A self-taught guitarist, Brochu began to write his own music, fueled by life experiences. His work over the past few years culminates in the release of his first EP, titled Life.

Cliché: Who are your musical inspirations?
Chris Brochu: We will stick with the genres: hip-hop, soul, blues, reggae, rock, pop, country and singer-songwriter.

How would you describe your music?
I would describe it as something you can vibe and connect with at any point in your day.

What’s your favorite song to perform live?
It all depends on the venue and audience, but I am liking “Playing House” at the moment.

What do you want fans to get from your music?
My intention is connection, and that is all I aim for.

Who would you love to collaborate with in the future?
I would collaborate with anyone from Jay Z to Colbie Caillat. I pretty much enjoy all genres.

Who would you like to perform with?
I would not mind playing guitar next to Ed Sheeran for a show or two.

With the release of your EP, are you planning on touring?
It all depends on what is going on within the world of acting. But touring is bouncing around inside my head, so it is something I will be working on for sure.

Where can fans catch you?
At the moment the best thing to do is to sing along with me to the Life EP, because that is where I will be.

What does making music mean to you?
It means therapy; it means making sense out of all of life’s situations. It means revelation, it means vulnerability and honesty, it means connecting with people, and that means the world to me.

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