this is mind, he began to singing and uploading covers onto his YouTube
page. Fast forward to 2014 and Whiteside's YouTube now has over 100,000
subscribers and over seven million views. With his YouTube popularity,
Whitesides also began posting six second covers on the app Vine. Today,
he has over 445,000 followers and more than 13 million views on his Vine
the growing popularity of Vine, a "family" of popular Viners got
together as a group to developed an event called Magcon, which has
become a huge success. Whitesides was asked to perform on the tour. Now,
Whitesides is singing on multiple tours, such as OMG Music Fest, Run
Around Tour and Magcon as well.
this past week, in Howell, New Jersey, we sat down to talk with
Whitesides. His sense of humor is quick, and he was very easy to have a
conversation with. This is what he had to say about tours, his recently
released music, and how much he appreciates his fans.
us a little about yourself.
a very awkward, shy person. I donít really go out in public a lot. I
like to sit in my bed and sleep, and play music. Oh, and I like cats a
is your favorite part about coming to shows and performing?
youíre singing in the studio itís cool, but when youíre face to face,
itís a whole other level of intimacy. Itís so awesome. I just love the
face to face experience with the fans.
has been one of the best places youíve traveled?
Diego is always going to be my favorite. I love San Diego.
recently released your EP
Tell us about it.
was not even planning on doing this, but I posted some Soundcloud
covers, which are just free live covers I just shot with my mic in my
room. You guys really seemed to like it, so I got in the studio and we
got it all professional. We went in and recorded it in two days. Then we
put it on iTunes. Everyone is loving it so far, and it went number two
overall on iTunes, which is so awesome. I was so overwhelmed. I was
doing jumping jacks and jump splits all around the house.
did you choose the songs for 3am?
Whatever got the best reaction off my Soundcloud. I just took the top
five most popular songs from there that everyone seemed to listen to the
Which song was your favorite to record?
"Your Body is a Wonderland" by John Mayer. Iím a John Mayer fangirl.
you werenít doing what youíre doing today what do you think youíd be
really love photography. I love taking pictures of people like my sister
and Dylan. I just love pictures. I have a really nice camera too. I just
like to take pictures!
you could collaborate with anyone dead or alive who would it be?
a tie between Ed Sheeran and John Mayer. Those are my two favorites.
Youíre very popular on social media. How does that affect your life?
made it crazy. Itís overwhelming like when you go to your own mall, like
your hometown mall, and people come up and take pictures with you. Like
wow. Itís an eye opener. Itís pretty crazy.
your friends and family support your career?
they all hate me actually. (laughs) Iím here by myself. No,
Theyíre really supportive. My mom has always been supportive. Even back
in my days when I was a flop, she supported me and always helped me out.
Iím appreciative for that.
you have any new surprises or material coming out?
have a new single coming out really soon. I donít know the date yet, but
itís finished. Itís recorded. Everything is done for it, we just have to
get it up on iTunes.
Where do you see yourself in the next ten years?
Hopefully on tour, which I am on right now. I just love meeting you
guys. Itís incredible. So, hopefully Iíll be on a worldwide tour.
Now we've got some
questions some of your fans sent us on Twitter. If
you wanted to get a girls attention what would you do?
probably be like: Iím famous on the internet! Date me!
Whatís your favorite part about Vine?
My favorite part
about Vine is that I can just go in, and learn two words to the song
instead of having to go learn the whole song. They seem to like it just
as much. Thatís my favorite part about Vine. I can be lazy!
Bell or Applebeeís?
Applebeeís, because they are loyal to me. They follow me on Twitter.
They DM me. They tweet me.
do you start writing a song?
usually just hits me. Iíll record it and I loop it over and over again
until it is stuck in my head. Then, I just go from there.
you could take back anything in life and redo it, what would it be?
Honestly, I get asked this question all the time. I can honestly say I
have no regrets. I believe everything happens for a reason.
would be your Starbucks order?
Lastly, Do you have a message for you supporters?
love you guys so much. Thank you for making this happen for me. Iím
forever thankful. You guys are amazing.