BSCkids recently spoke with Carson Lueders, an incredibly talented singer who has just released his newest single and music video, “Get To Know You Girl.” He spoke with us about how his life has changed, what it was like filming the video, and what musicians he currently loves.
At just 12 years old, Carson Lueders has already begun making a name for himself in the music industry. His fanbase is rapidly growing as new people of all ages are discovering Carson through social networks such as Youtube. He has already garnered over 11 million views on his YouTube page. Carson recently stopped by ABC’s The View alongside Keith Urban, and discussed the start of his career and influence. Carson’s musical journey began with a simple “Toys R Us” guitar when he was just four years old. Shortly after, he started performing at local churches, school talent shows, parties, fairs and various charity events. By age 10 he had already written several songs, sang on live local radio, won a national songwriting contest and two state level singing contests. He was a finalist in Spokane’s Got Talent and moved on to impress the producers of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
BSCkids: Carson Lueders
Tell us about your single, “Get To Know You Girl.”
It’s a song about me wanting to get to know all my fans around the world. I have fans from around 112 different countries now. The video shows how I teleport girls in from around the world to have a big dance party. For the lyric video, fans sent in their pictures and we included them in the video.
What was the hardest part about filming the music video for the single?
It was a long day and I was pretty tired but it was well worth it. Doing the choreographed dance was the most fun!
Do you write your own music and lyrics?
Yes I wrote 3 songs when I was younger with acoustic guitar. Now I co-write with producers on some pop songs.
When did you first decide you wanted a career in music?
I decided to really give this a try a summer of 2012. We flew down to LA to start recording music. My parents just wanted to see if I liked it. We got hooked up with some great music industry people and I’ve been working at it ever since.
At age 12, do you face criticism from people for being so young?
I don’t really get criticized but am told to be careful to not be taken advantage of or work too hard. My parents are trying to make sure there is a good balance between music, school, play time and just being a kid. Lot’s of people think I have a mature voice for my age.
What has been the biggest milestone for you so far?
Singing on national television with Keith Urban (ABC’s The View Sept. 11, 2013) and being featured in Popstar Magazine (Nov. 2013)
How supportive has your family been with your career choice?
My family is very supportive and they have sacrificed a lot for me. I love and appreciate that my parents have provided me the opportunities to pursue my dream. I think about all the music lessons they drove me to and now all the flying back and forth to LA. My brother and sister are very understanding even when it’s not always been easy on the family.
Do your friends treat you any differently since you became a YouTube sensation?
No my friends have seen it happen gradually so it’s no big deal. My good buddies are happy for me and everyone from my old school has been excited to see what’s happening.
How did it feel the first time you got over 1 million views on YouTube?
It felt amazing. It took a long time almost 3 years since posting the first video. But then it took only 3 months to get the second million! I was even more amazed with that.
When can your fans expect a full-length album?
I have a great team behind me now and we are excited to be releasing my original songs. Not sure if we will put out as singles or EP yet.
If you could work with any musician/singer who would it be and why?
Justin Timberlake because he’s awesome!
What singer/band are you listening to the most right now?
Avicii, Jay Z and Selena Gomez
Do you have any advice for the younger fans out there who might want to start their own music career?
Do not be fearful of what other people think. Just start making music videos, post them and don’t take criticism too hard. Singing at church, charity events and school talent shows are a good place to start.