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Hey Grinders! It’s Greyson Chance.

I’ve basically been spending the summer making the album, recording a lot of tracks; it’s a really interesting sound. It’s something that you don’t hear a lot, but it’s really great. There not going to be any collaborations on the first album. I’m writing a duet right now, though don’t know who’s going to be on it. I’d love Hayley Williams or Pink.

I know I’m only 12, but I do sound much older than I am. My music right now is so weird in a good way. It’s something that you don’t hear a lot. Honestly, I almost think it’s a rock album. You have some upbeat good, good pop songs and then you have some slow rock ballads – it’s just a really interesting sound.

Songs totally come to me in the weirdest ways. I have a song called “Path”. How I got the idea was, I was watching TV one day and I saw one of those child abuse commercials. What the song is saying is that I may have a bad past, but it’s not going to affect me in the end. The topics are just what I feel in my head. Like, I was in New York and I was riding the ferry and I was looking down at the water, and now I have a song about that. I’m going to be doing a lot or writing for this album. The only two songs that I’ve recorded that aren’t mine, are “Paparazzi” and a song called “Fire.”

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Lady Gaga is amazing. She’s always herself, and she has such incredible voice and amazing talent, and she expresses it so well. Also, she’s just so nice. When I met her she was great. She’s also my favorite person to follow on Twitter. Since she’s on tour right now with The Monster Ball I just like seeing the different places she’s in; I think it’s interesting. She’s so genuine, just so great.

Gaga told me to always keep on writing and always keep on singing and pursuing the dream. I think it’s a complete honor that I have as many fans as I do, and I have that support base. I’m living my dream. I’ve never watched TV and been like “I want to be that person”; I always wanted to sing.

This is my dream & I’m really determined to be the best that I can. I just want my own career; I want to be myself. Losing yourself is the worst thing that can happen in your life. Especially in this industry, you can’t listen to everyone – I mean, you have to listen, but you always need to be yourself.

-Greyson | Follow me @greysonchance