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FIVE THINGS QUINN CHRISTOPHERSON LEARNT WHILE MAKING 'I AM BUBBLEGUM'

I Am Bubblegum is out now!

Image: Emma Sheffer.


Ahtna Athabaskan and Iñupiaq singer-songwriter Quinn Christopherson recently released his debut EP I Am Bubblegum. To celebrate the release, the musician has shared with MILKY five things he learnt whilst making the collection of songs.


Bubblegum is about evolving and growing as a person. It should be celebrated to not know who you are. So often we're pressured to nail down and define our identity, as if it’s something finite. However, who I am isn’t written in stone waiting for me to unearth it. Things change and that’s the point. Bubblegum chronicles some of my evolution as a person.” Christopherson shares of the release.



TO CELEBRATE THE JOURNEY

Bubblegum is a song I wrote before I understood it. I sang the hook ‘I don’t know who I am’ dozens of times, almost ashamed of that line before I realized it should be celebrated.

TO HAVE EMPATHY FOR MY YOUNGER SELF

Celebrating my journey is what taught me to have empathy for my younger self. Instead of looking back on old versions of me and feeling guilt or shame, I can appreciate how I got here.

TO BE PATIENT

I think I needed time with Bubblegum. There is so much joy and celebration at the end of this song that wasn’t there when I wrote it. I needed that.

TO DREAM BIG

As cheesy as it sounds, Loaded Gun taught me to speak things into existence. and helped me realize what I was doing was enough.

IT’S GOOD TO BE WRONG

Recording Loaded Gun at St. Pancras Old Church in London, thousands of miles away from home proved me wrong as the narrator, and that felt really good.



I Am Bubblegum is out now!