Elam, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I have been great! The summer has been extremely busy and has gone by too fast!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Stand Up”?
I wrote stand up to let people know that they are not alone and to inspire people to stop being silent and to take a stand for themselves and for others.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Yes, Actually 2 things inspired my new single “Stand Up”. One thing that inspired me was seeing, with my own 2 eyes, how often bullying occurs in our schools. Verbal bullying and bullying through social media has gotten really bad among kids my age. My parents and I have discussed the results bullying can have on people. I want to see more people stand up for someone they know is being bullied. I want to inspire others to stop being silent and take a stand. The other event involved a kid at our school that was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Watching Campbell and his family go through this fight really inspired me and made me realize we need to do more to help raise awareness for childhood cancers. It was really cool seeing the community come together and support this family. Its amazing what can happen when people stand up together to fight for someone. I have joined up with The Campbell Bulldog Fund to help bring awareness to childhood cancers and raise money for these kids that are being bullied by cancer.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Yes plan to have a video out this fall.
How was the recording and writing process?
It was fun! I spent several weeks in Nashville writing and recording with singer-songwriter and producer Matthew Bronleewe. I love writing music and being able to share who I really am with the world. I love journaling about different ideas, emotions and real life experiences. It is cool seeing my journaling turn into to music that will hopefully inspire others.
Does your new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?
I am currently working on new music.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
I am planning on releasing another single in the fall.
Any plans to hit the road?
I will be traveling this fall to promote my new single “Stand Up” and to help raise awareness for Bullying and Childhood Cancer.
What else is happening next in Elam Roberson’s world?
I am continuing to work on my music through recording,making videos and performing at events and shows. I will be releasing my next single in the fall. I am excited to be starting Jr. High School this fall. Im going to be busy juggling my music, school and sports (volleyball and basketball). Stay tuned to my social media accounts for updates! instagram and twitter @elamroberson and facebook @elammusic.