Colton Withers







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music gives me escape, inspiration, expression, and even pride. I've always turned to music for everything in life, there was always a song or a band who spoke to me during different events in life, bad and good.

What is your music dream?

Honestly just to make the music I've always felt was in me, to express the demons and angels I have in me for all to relate to. Artistically I'd just like to change somebody's life through my art the same way many of my favorite bands aided me.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I'd go back to 2012 and prevent the discovery of the God Particle

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Don't laugh, but anything Ace of Base. It's thanks to them I love the sound of synths because it was so recognizable that when I heard a similar sound in a Soilwork song years later my love of synthesizers came flooding in.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Insomnium, Frontline Assembly, The Birthday Massacre, Mick Gordon, Slipknot, Kiasmos, Tycho, Skinny Puppy, Chevelle, I'll stop there

What inspires you to make music?

Life, my stories I'm writing, fantastic music

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Darkness doesn't last forever, nor does hate.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I haven't done so yet, just filmed for bands but if it's anything like that, then it's an amazing feeling

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Everybody can now produce and upload music from their homes so it's a much more vast and diverse market. People really need to double up their efforts to stand out sometimes, but often times it's just the artists who are just relaxed in their art that make the best music. All that can be improved is the financial compensation situations a lot of artists face these days.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far I really like it. Facebook has always been the leader in social networking and for good reason, so it's nice to see Drooble borrowing from the same formula.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

General Creativity Blocks. They're the devil!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

When I have time I go see shows, purchase a cd or shirt, give them views on social media and other platforms their music can be found, and if I really have time then I offer to photograph for Promos.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

They need to be adaptable with the ever evolving digital market as well as the still thriving physical market.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Dice Kane, he's a personal friend of mine and is an underrated local artist from SATX. His rap style is not only relatable and sometime satirical but he's got that speed and wit. Memories in Broken Glass is also a great South Texas act, if you're a metal enthusiast. Be on the look out for Realm Of Disgust, nobody's ready for that.