Living Your Journey with Christopher Swan
About This Show
Living Your Journey with Christopher Swan is a weekly podcast that explores how people are following their passions, purpose and living a life they love. Interviews are typically centered around careers, making a social impact, and passionate side gigs. Our host talks to people from all walks of life, with different backgrounds, across various regions and industries. These are real conversations with real people - intimate, friendly and thought provoking. Our goal is to connect you with the people and stories that inspire you to love your life, help you realize your passions, and energize you to be more intentional and happy.
Most Recent Episode
Kalon Rae — Creating a Unique Path into the Music World
6 days ago
UK-based recording artist Kalon Rae started a solo career in 2016 by releasing his EP The Day That I Was Killed. Kalon is extremely talented with a unique contemporary style, fusing anthemic pop with cinematic, indie and urban influences. When I first heard his music, I knew there was something special about him, and I needed to know more. Kalon has a rich background of musical experiences. He was part of a well-known vocal choir called Urban Voices Collective, leading them as the music director. This group performed at prominent events, including the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Kalon has also worked a lot of top musical artists, expanding his artistic influence in new ways. Kalon is all about determination, pursuing his dreams toward what he loves, and doing it his way. Key Takeaways: [:01] Special announcement: Christopher recently launched the Awesome Finds newsletter. Each week he’ll spotlight creative people and projects, meaningful stories and new ideas — with the goal of sparking our imaginations. It’s about sharing creativity and ideas spreads joy and happiness. Sign up and find out more at awesomefinds.info. [1:51] Christopher introduces his guest, Kalon Rae. [3:13] How the internet connected Kalon and Christopher. [4:34] Why did Kalon decide to go solo, and why now? [7:57] An insight to waiting for other people to recognize your work. [11:30] How does Kalon strive to stand out, and still be true to himself? [13:35] How online connections have influenced Kalon’s work. [15:09] There’s a story behind Kalon’s EP and songs. [18:03] Why Kalon draws from mythology, history, and stories to create his own music. [20:00] Kalon discusses his first singing job in London, and how he became part of the Urban Voices Collective. [22:16] What it means to embrace situations out of one’s comfort zone. [24:48] Why Kalon creates and collaborates with other musical artists. [27:00] How Kalon is multiplying his gift. [28:45] How has music been a part of Kalon’s life, and how it shaped his younger years.