We had the good fortune of connecting with Christian Langston and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christian, how do you think about risk?
I’ve always believed taking risks is a crucial part of a successful life, at least for myself. There is something inherently human about risk taking; it implies that we have calculated the possible outcomes, and chose to face adversity for the chance at a greater reward. Risk is at the core of every great story, because without risk, there is no adventure. If you aren’t willing to potentially sacrifice to grow and gain in the future, then life will be inevitably stale. Taking risks is as much about growing as a person as it is achieving external goals. In my own life, I’ve aimed to chase risks as often as possible. From adding a second degree late into my collegiate career, to moving out on my own to work in entertainment, these risks have made me the person I am today. It has led me to an industry I’m passionate about, and to an amazing team of coworkers and friends through my current role at moonlvnding.com. Sometimes these risks won’t pan out, and that’s well enough. I’d rather fail through risk taking than be “successful” and stagnant.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I consider myself to be a musician, music producer, and DJ, in that order. Of all the things that I take on in my art, composing and playing the music is what I’m most passionate about. My music is ultimately an assemblage of all my influences, generally taking form as some combination of EDM and Pop-punk; I’m also a big fan of cinematic sounds and Jazz, so those make an appearance occasionally as well. Getting to the point where I am now has been far from easy, and I still have so far to go. Growing up in a small rural town means very few resources, especially for the arts. I play five instruments, most of which are self taught. I spent six years learning music production on my own as well, before attending Icon Collective College of Music in 2019. Over this time, the one thing I’ve learned above all else is to just be authentic with yourself and your art. Imitating other artists doesn’t set you apart from the rest, and it is ultimately unfulfilling. All this has led me to the beginning of a brand new project under the name Rebelesque, and I’m so eager to release my first few songs very soon!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend came out for a week, the biggest thing on our radar would be local eats. We’d love to get some killer mexican food, the messier the better. We would hunt down brand new places for us both. The discovery is half the fun for us! We would take a day trip out to Joshua Tree for some well deserved outdoor adventures. Speaking of trips, we would have to take a day or two across the border, spending some time on the gulf drinking tequila. Much of our time would likely be spent going back to the college days, where we would stay inside playing video games, watching terrible movies, and eating junk food all day.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Much of my success so far is a consequence of those around me. My parents have given me unconditional support through the years, and there’s no doubt I would not be where I am today without them. My wonderful friends are there to have my back at every turn, no matter what I’m facing at the time. I’d also like to thank Nick Lamoureux and the entire team at Moon Lvnding for welcoming me into their family. During the peak of the pandemic when much of life was uncertain, they offered me an outlet and a direction, for which I’m truly grateful.