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There are many things that I look for when I am looking for an artist of interest: originality, personality, persistence, drive, creativity, and so on. I love an artist who is passionate and honest and pure in everything that they do, and I am happy to have befriended an artist that presents these very characteristics. Meet Christian Carey, respectively known as Lord Bones.
I had the opportunity to get to know this artist personally and professionally as he talks about his recently released album “end a life”, his growth as an artist, his inspirations, his setbacks and battle with depression, and his future plans and motives for his movement. If you don’t know Lord Bones, or you just want to really get to know him, here is your opportunity…
"In a matter of about a year, you have managed to gather tens of thousands of plays on your music as well as establish a solid fan base. How are you feeling about your accomplishments? Did you think you would come this far?"
“To be completely honest,” he begins, “Yeah, I had the confidence because that confidence was driven by a dream my brother and I created by ourselves. We were trying to do it for nothing but acknowledgment. We wanted to be known, we wanted to be on that God level. To be the “elephants in the room”, you know? It was kind of crazy when it started really happening…”
I then asked him about his debut album, “end a life”, and why it possesses such a dark persona compared to his last project, “4 Days Til Sunrise”. He begins to explain:
“It was a suicide project. The love of my life was just dragging me through the shits. I even started cutting!” He elaborates a little on the creating process. “There are two versions of this album. The first one sounded nothing like the one out now, so I threw it away. I have no problem with that because look how successful I am. I even have it tattooed on my left wrist. This album is way too important to me.”
Bones reminisces on a dark time where he was down and heartbroken. This is one of the main events that inspired the creation of this album.
“I was engaged. Yeah, she threw the ring back at me four months later. That was the last time I tried to kill myself. This album is based on that year and a half.” He explains that he knew he wasn’t “Mr. Perfect” and that he had a quick temper, but she was over-protective and was never willing to trust him.
“She didn’t want anyone to talk to me. I’m about to be an icon. Not to be like, ‘Here, deal with it,’ but it comes with a package, you know?”
“My relationship was toxic,” he continues, “she laughed and taunted me every time I said I wanted to kill myself. I mean, she understands now. Don’t shame her, she didn’t mean it, [I shamed her, of course], but it drove a nigga insane because literally like you have said before, I used to be “Mr. Happy”. A lot of changes when you start to become a star. I tried to kill myself four times during that period. The last time was horrible. If I didn’t snap into action and patch myself up, I wouldn’t be here today.”
I empathized with him, for I suffer from depression as well, and I know the mental toll that it takes on someone, especially someone who is a rising artist. I am very happy that he found an outlet to be able to cope with his emotions. He is healing now, and I’m happy about that.
On a lighter note, I wanted to discuss how did he choose to become an artist, and what helped him grow, and maybe allow him to talk about some of his accomplishments.
“My music is my accomplishment. You had that opportunity to hear me grow unlike everyone else who is just now catching on. The fun fact is that I did it all by myself, with some help.” He mentions some close friends who mentored him along his path of artistry. “I had a lot of mentors— Zaia, my first one. He taught me how to sing and how to get my vibe showing through my music, you know? How to really write from your heart. My second would be Swavay. Big bro got signed to BOOMINATI, like holy fucking shit! He taught me to be a professional artist. He even put me on his label, DOLO Records, a couple of months back. Lastly, my recent mentor is Prince Scooter. Dude, we have so much in common and the crazy thing is, we are literally mentoring each other with this music thing. We’re helping each other grow.”
His artist alias, “Lord Bones”, was so interesting to me. I wanted to know how he came up with it or was it just created out of the blue. I assumed it had a relation to his depression, but he clarified everything for me.
“I used to listen to Tyler, The Creator, religiously more than a preacher. Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy inspired me. I also listened to a lot of Kid Cudi back then. All that crafted me into “Lord”, but there’s a second part to my name— the big part. “Bones”.
“This may come as a shock” Bones continues, “but I used to be fat. I used to get bullied in high school. People used to pick on me. I was a drug addict and literally did every pill my ninth grade year.” He explains that he got into an altercation with someone who he realized had helped him grow and become stronger. He even gained a new trusted friend— Caleb.
“Caleb is a genius. He picked me off the ground, cleaned my face up from the blood, and told me that everything was going to be okay. He even gave me advice that I took into my own hands. It influenced me to do a life-changing thing, which made me become popular and gain talent.”
I was happy to get to know Lord Bones not only as an artist but as "Christian". It really gave me a window to see him for who he truly is. It’s inspiring to see an artist grow. We know the past and the present. We can only expect greatness in the future.
“What do you have in store for the future? What can we expect from Lord Bones?”
“Lord Bones is going to flip the world inside out with his lyrics and verses. I promise to be 10X as amazing as I promised before, but I’m going to really focus hard on the “end a world” album next year, which is based on me being Ahsta the destroyer of worlds (laughs). “end a life” times ten.”