Contemporary rock and roll artist Christian Locke is here to showcase his originality with a brand new music release. During the height of quarantine, Christian Locke was musically inspired and uploaded his creative guitar playing onto TikTok, gaining a whopping 2 million followers and quickly becoming a fan-favorite.
Propelled by his latest rise in fame, Christian Locke has released his highly anticipated, first-ever single: "Atom Bomb". The song itself brings on many-layered elements of sound. From punchy drum beats and electrifying guitar rhythms to more soothing vocals, and then back to robust instrumentals, "Atom Bomb" proves to be a versatile listening experience. The vocal play alone from Christian Locke garners attention and his strategy keeps listening ears wary and fixated.
"Atom Bomb" is definitely your modern-day rock n' roll-inspired extravaganza. The ingrained emotion from Christian Locke is potent, and the storyline follows along with the narrative of hidden love--a love that sparks intense passion, leaving Christian Locke's "heart exploding like an atom bomb". Listen in carefully to the lyricism presented in "Atom Bomb", because there's a ton of hidden lessons that Christian Locke embedded into the track, and you'll hone into them if you truly stay present.
"Atom Bomb" lets listeners ultimately dive into the heart of Christian Locke and understand how powerful love and affection can be, as well as the hold it can have on one's heart. It suffices to say that Christian Locke's original sound will spark engagement, and we can't wait to see Christian Locke's listening community grow from here.
Congratulations on the debut of your first-ever single release! How does it feel finally releasing "Atom Bomb," after your rise to TikTok fame?
The feeling is surreal. After nine months of being a TikTok musician, having my own song for my followers to enjoy makes me feel like a real musician. I told myself when I began making TikToks that I would gain as many followers as possible so that I can crossover into the music world with a fan base. Over 2 million followers later, I have finally accomplished that goal. Overall I feel a bit of relief and overwhelming excitement. I am thankful for all of my followers and supporters who have made “Atom Bomb” possible.
What was the main message you were hoping listeners took away from "Atom Bomb?"
To me, “Atom Bomb” was about living young, wild, and free while also enjoying some of the seriousness that life offers. Staying focused until this particular girl comes along and makes my heart “explode”. In the song she convinces me to entertain the idea of love with her, which I do and it’s fun. But at the end of the day, I have to keep moving on with my journey. I want listeners to understand that when you’re young, you have the freedom to do whatever you want. Enjoy life and what it has to offer, but remember, you only live once so have fun and explore it without a solemn frame of mind.
As an artist who incorporates many flavourful elements to his music, what are some key features of your sound that you believe sets you apart from the average modern-day rock n' roll artist?
I believe one of the most important factors of my sound that sets me apart is the range in which my tone varies. In “Atom Bomb”, the verses and chorus are two different distinct sounds. The verse is light and low registered, and then the chorus punches in with power and force. I feel that my sound exhibits feelings of nostalgia with influences of early 2000’s rock while maintaining the modern new-fashioned touch of today’s punk rock. I want my sound to stay true to its rock roots while also exploring elements of today’s music without falling into the jaws of commercial pop.
Now that your first single has debuted, can listeners anticipate any music soon from you, or are you planning on taking a well-deserved break following this release?
I plan on releasing more music this year. “Atom Bomb” has only been out since late May and is streamed more and more each day. I would love to make a song every week but I know I need to be patient. The process of creating and releasing “Atom Bomb” took several months but the outcome was well worth the wait. I will take some more time to produce something that my followers can expect to be even better than the last.