Curtis’s new single is Self-penned, produced, and laced with his signature wit, “Conceited” is a vibrant and infectious earworm.
Curtis shares, “Conceited is a song I made because I was listening to a lot of 2010s pop music. I wanted to see what the 2021 Curtis waters version of that era would sound like. Conceited is fun, upbeat and a little cheesy. The lyrics are about being conceited it’s supposed to be a bit ironic.”
Last year saw the releases of the Logan Fields-directed music video for “Better” and the Jovy Bergen-directed video for “Shoe Laces” , both taken from his genre-defying debut album, ‘Pity Party,” which combine, further cements the talented 21-year-old as one of THE break out artists of 2020 and one to watch in 2021.
Curtis Waters released his debut album, ‘Pity Party’ via his own label, which was written, produced, performed, and mixed by the multi-talented artist, “‘Pity Party’ is an album I started when I was at a very low point in my life when I dropped out of college and moved back home last year.” Curtis shares, “I had a lot of time to think about all my struggles growing up as a brown kid in North America dealing with mental illnesses and the guilt that came with it. It’s about getting better at coping with life. I get a lot of brown kids messaging me telling me I make them feel like they can do anything too, which is awesome. Hopefully people can listen and feel less alone. That would make all the difficulties worth it.”
Eventually he and his family settled in North Carolina at age 17, where he lives with his parents and younger brother. Having never really fitted in, Curtis resorted to finding interests online and focusing on his creative endeavors as an escape from suburban life and his own mental health struggles. His love of writing poetry and doing graphic design as a kid evolved into teaching himself how to make beats and produce music using YouTube tutorials.
He first started earning money at 14 by selling his beats to artists he met on Soundcloud, until Curtis eventually realized he should work on his own musical projects. Inspired by Kanye, Tyler, the Creator and Odd Future, Curtis started writing, producing and engineering his own tracks and releasing them online, quickly catapulting himself to this most current and exciting place in his burgeoning musical career; a debut album on the horizon, millions of global streams and critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Pigeons and Planes, COMPLEX and more. As his star quickly ascends with fans all over the world now, 21-year-old Curtis Waters continues his pursuit to shake the status quo.