We had the good fortune of connecting with Christian Aguilar and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christian, the decisions we make often shape our story in profound ways. What was one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make?
One of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make was to release my debut album. I had never released music before and most of my friends and family had no idea I even played music. What made releasing the album tough was how vulnerable it made me feel to have my work splayed out for people to critique.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
In a world of shock and awe where vulgarity is the focal point of talent, I aim to take a few steps back to give people wholesomeness, which isn’t easy when people are accustomed to what has become the norm. The biggest challenge that I have faced has been having live music shut down. It’s extremely difficult to get people excited about music when you can’t see it live. I recently played an outdoor live show that went really well so I am looking forward to playing more when life gets back to normal.

I want to show people that you don’t have to be loud to be heard and that the simple things in life are truly what matter.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend were to be visiting, the first place I would take them would be the beach. After that we would go get ramen in Little Tokyo, or Ethiopian food in Little Ethiopia. And then at night, in a perfect world we would go see a concert at The Zebulon. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to give a shout out to my friend Wesleigh Byrd for being one of the first people to push me to show the world my music.

I’d also like to give a shout out to a friend of mine, Mitchell Grandia, for encouraging me through the process of recording and releasing my album.

Wesleigh and Mitchell has also helped me with the photography and graphic design of my album which I like to think came out perfectly thanks to them.

Website: caguilarmusic.com

Instagram: @cheifofnowhere

Image Credits
Wesleigh Byrd Scarlett Turner

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