Get a taste of Chrissy’s first ever Rock Sound column.
We welcomed two new columnists this month – As It Is’ Patty Walters and one Chrissy Costanza – vocalist for Against The Current and all-round badass.
Here’s a taste of Chrissy’s very first piece for Rock Sound, which is available now!
Well, this is mildly terrifying.
When Rock Sound first asked me to write a monthly column, I was stoked. No pressure... except that this space was previously occupied by Corey Taylor’s column for 15 years! Because I’m obviously the clear choice to be Corey’s successor, right?!
All jokes aside, I’m really excited about this. It’s a unique situation where I can have a direct conversation with all of you. Hopefully, fan of mine / my band or not, you find something interesting or relatable in what’s to come. It’s amazing to be a part of a magazine that I adore, you adore, and that has supported my band so incredibly.
However, this isn’t going to be an Against The Current plugs column – that’s my band for those of you still trying to figure out who the hell is speaking with you right now. It’s not going to be, ‘Hey look we’re in London tonight!’ or ‘Hey, we won EVERY Grammy!’ (a girl can dream) but rather a conversation with you guys about basically anything we decided we want to talk about. I don’t want this to be one-sided where I just ramble at you.
We have everything to talk about. However, I am only 20 years old. Probably around the same age as many of you reading this. I’m just clumsily stumbling around the world trying to figure out how it works, how I feel about issues and what I truly stand for. So let’s talk about those things because I know a lot of you are going through similar thought processes that I am. I’ll probably ask you specific questions sometimes, questions about things that I’m trying to work through myself and I want to pick your brains on how you’re working through them or where you’ve landed.
There’s no limits, nothing is out of bounds. As the generation growing up in the rock scene right now, let’s have a real chat about real shit. My opinion is equally as valuable as your opinions, but now I’ve got this great platform where we get to discuss them.
I’ll also keep you updated on where in the world I am with my band. We’ve just released our debut record and are due for our fair share of world exploration (AKA touring, but doesn’t exploration sound more adventure filled?). Hopefully seeing so much of the world, especially at such a young age, will give me a unique perspective to share but also inspire you to chase your dreams. Dan, Will and I started this band when we were 15. We did it in a weird and unique way that worked for us...
You can read Chrissy’s first column in full in this month’s Rock Sound magazine, and there are plenty more where that came from!
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