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MusicHey Reddit, Quinn XCII here. AMA.

Sep 22nd 2017 by Quinn_XCII • 22 Questions • 128 Points

Hey guys, thanks for stopping in. It's been so amazing seeing the response from you guys so far on my debut album, The Story of Us. I'll be hitting the road Sunday to tour the new music across the country through the Fall. Hope to see all of you at a show in your city!

EDIT: I've gotta jump to rehearsals but this has been awesome guys! Thanks for all your questions, let's do this again soon. Hope to see some of you on the road this Fall - few dates still available at www.quinnxcii.com/tour.

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Q:

What does your name mean?

A:

Quit Unless Your Instincts are Never Neglected (Quinn)

XCII = 92 (1992 is the year i was born)

alot of people pronounce it incorrectly but how you say it is "Quinn 92"


Q:

First off wanna thank you. I met you in Phoenix at viva Phoenix and took a pic with you. That pic is on my tinder profile and I have gotten many dates from you being in a picture with me. Second being where an I get that red hat you have with the Sphinx looking cat on it? See you October 28th!

A:

haha that hat is actually from pacsun so i think you can just go buy it on their site! Viva Phoenix was amazing. Ill be playing the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Oct 28 hope to see you there!


Q:

Do you experience synesthesia when you're writing/producing? I've noticed every one of your visual pieces have a rad color palette and it looks dope all around.

A:

i think i do actually! certain colors come to mind when i make music which is crazy


Q:

Hey Quinn, love the new album. Was wondering if you’ve considered adding second tour dates to some of your sold out shows, would love to see you live. Also, which song is your favorite off of The Story of Us?

A:

Thank so much! ill be back on the road this spring so look out for tour date announcements coming soon! One of my favorites off the album is "Always Been you"


Q:

Hey man, love the new album! What's your inspiration when writing lyrics and what's your method?

A:

thank you! it's super random. sometimes ill write an entire song without listening to any production, and other times ill have an instrumental sent to me and then write to it.


Q:

Quinn! My man, you gotta book bigger venues in Boston. We LOVE you here. I can't get a ticket anywhere! All I want to do is get my whole crew to your shows but it's never working out =(

How do you feel when you play shows that aren't general admission where bodies are rocking out, but instead are like feeling kind of stranded at chairs and tables? Is there some way to get everyone out of their seats and moving, or do you need somebody in the audience to take that lead?

(if you do man, get me in your show, I'll be your guy)

A:

all bigger venues next tour in the spring! i believe we're playing paradise in boston. Appreciate the support my man ill definitely keep you in mind haha


Q:

Thank you so much for responding, and obviously you got a ton of questions to get to, so I'll try to boil it down to a more specific thing:

What do you do in your planning of a show to create the kind of environment you want people to experience? Venue choice, Song order, etc. How intensely do you think about that stuff, or is it fuck it we do it live and have fun?

A:

no theres definitely alot of planning going on. My whole objective basically is to try and make the fan feel as if they're apart of the show and not just watching it.


Q:

Do you like Corgis?

A:

i do. Although im trying to get a french bulldog


Q:

Favorite artists? Influences? and can you come to Portland, Maine sometime?

A:

coming to portland this fall! Hawthorne Theater


Q:

What is the most frustrating part about how the music industry is run? Booking shows/tours, artist compensation, etc.

A:

its very up and down (i know thats vague but probably the simplest way to put it). You kinda gotta be ready to expect anything at anytime and nothing is certain so i always try to live in the moment and appreciate the good while it lasts


Q:

What music were you into when you were growing up and what artist are you really looking up to?

A:

Motown 24/7 and Michael Jackson. I look up to Kid Cudi, Jack Johnson, Jon Bellion, Michael Jackson, Sam Cook, Chance. just to name a few. so many great musicians.


Q:

Love the new album. Can't stop listening to it. I have some buddies that can't make it to your minneapolis show. Coming back to MN any time soon? I loved listening to your music all summer.

A:

thank you so much! i love MN. Definitely think ill be back there in the spring


Q:

I ordered a hat and a poster 4 days before the album came out and have yet to even receive a shipping confirmation email and it’s now been a week since the album was released (amazing album, loved the flow of it) and yet despite several efforts to contact any customer service to inquire about my order have only been met with silence. Who can I contact about what could have happened to my order??

A:

[email protected] (manager) sorry for the confusion!


Q:

What's the craziest part of all of the success you've been having lately? Any fun road stories?

A:

honestly just doing what i love everyday and getting to travel the country is so amazing and i definitely dont take it for granted at all. you guys made all of this possible


Q:

Hey Quinn huge fan! I was wondering which song off the album you are the most proud of? Also what're the chances we can get either an El or Lansing headline show? Go green!

A:

GO WHITE! im proud of all of them honestly. I will definitely be back in the EL / Lansing area soon


Q:

Whats your snapchat?

A:

quinnxcii


Q:

Quinn! What's up homie? What's your all time favorite jam you like to listen/sing? You know that song you just can't help yourself to in the car or in the shower. Super excited to hopefully catch you one night for your tour when you're out here in California!

A:

such a tough question! one of my favorites i constantly sing is "stand by me" by Ben E King. Try and make it to a california show if you can!


Q:

Hey Quinn! Love your new album and wish you the very best in the future! What's your favorite song you've ever produced? My favourite has to be Native Tongue or Full Circle! Cheers my man!

A:

I love those both! to name a couple i really enjoy straightjacket, full circle, and always been you.


Q:

How many tracks will you release before your next album?

A:

quite a few


Q:

Love the album! Do you have any plans or aspirations to work with Jon Bellion?

A:

thank you! and yes thats on my bucket list for sure. Jon is a special talent.


Q:

can you fit your fist in your mouth?

A:

just tried, i cant.


Q:

Who?

A:

you