Updated: Jan 25
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