Check out our interview with Singer, Actor and Influencer Cory Singer who just released his new single “Chance Of A Lifetime (The Truth)” as an alternative version of his previous song, “Chance Of A Lifetime (The Proposal).” With Singer at his most vulnerable, his power shines through. The new track will pierce the hearts of listeners through genuine lyrics and powerful melodies that showcase the singer-songwriter’s tour-de-force influence in music and advocacy.
The lyrics of “The Truth” illustrate a heartbreaking ending and a missed opportunity for true love, using powerful metaphors to drive home the pain Singer feels (“The ship has sailed/You missed the boat”) alongside the instrumental composition that Singer crafted himself. Listeners will recognize the melody, which originally illustrated a romantic dream come true in the prior July release of “Chance of a Lifetime (The Proposal),” but this song could not differ more.
What was once a sweeping declaration of love is now a statement of strength for the acclaimed singer-songwriter, TikTok influencer, and autism acceptance advocate.
Hi Cory, please tell us a little about you?
I’m a singer songwriter, theater performer, and TikTok influencer. I have been performing for all my life, and have been writing for 10 years. When I don’t do theater, I do advocacy for autism, since I have it.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Theatrical, unique, clever
Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?
I take a lot of inspiration from theater (Sondheim is one of my heroes). I am also heavily inspired by The Beatles, Tee Who, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Glen hansard. I have a very eclectic taste. I have always been a very creative person, and since I love performing as well, this seemed like the natural route.
Do you play any instrument?
I play guitar and piano.
Tell us about your new single “Chance Of A Lifetime (The Truth)?”
It’s a break up song I wrote a couple of years ago. The first version that I released (the proposal) was an experiment, My mentor (Devon O’Day) suggested that I write a proposal version and release it first to see what happens. It came out great, But this version (the truth) is very near and dear to me, so I like it better.
What’s the story behind the song?
It’s based off of a couple I knew. The woman was in a bad relationship and everyone knew she was too good for him. The song was written in 30 minutes.
Now tell us about your experience in BRAVO TV’s singing competition “The Kandi Factory?”
It was a cool experience. It was interesting to film a TV show, It’s different watching it though. The best thing that happened was that I learned to write songs from doing that show, so in essence, that’s what started it all.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
Looking back at my old art and seeing how far I’ve grown as an artist, and seeing how fans react to my music.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
I’m not much a reader surprisingly. I’ll answer with one of my favorite books “The outsiders)
What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far?
To just be myself and not apologize for it.
What advice would you give to your younger self and why?
Don’t doubt yourself. Life is hard, and you need to take more risks and not worry about what people say. And stand up for yourself more.
How would your best friend describe you?
If you are a book, what would be the title of the book and why?
Complex, because I am
What’s next for Cory Singer in the last months of 2022 and for 2023?
More writing, I’m releasing a new song after the new year.
What is your favorite healthy food?
And your favorite cheat food?
Chicken Finger Basket
How would you explain your fashion style?
Some days sheik and nerdy, other days suave
What is your own definition of happiness?
Doing whats best for you
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Kevin Smith, Clerks is one of my favorite movies and he seems like an all around cool guy.
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
Halloween, and everyone
Best advice ever given?
Personal modo “Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities”
Do you support any charity?
I am on the board of advisors for the I Am Able foundation, and I’m an ambassador for the sound mind network.
Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
Touring the world and sharing my music with everyone.
Favorite song? Why?
It’s always changing. Currently its 30/90 from Tick, Tick, Boom, because I just turned 28 and I relate to that song so much lol
What do you think of Social Media?
Blessing and a curse, If used correctly, It can be a great tool. Although it can be used for the wrong reasons, and cyberbullying, etc.
Where we can follow you?
Book: No Country for Old Men
Quote: “Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities.”
Movie: Currently, Tick Tick Boom
Tv Series: The Sopranos
Favorite Food: Chicken Finger basket
Travel Destination: The kitchen
Sports Team: Jersey Devils