Recording Showcase 2020
The song began with Gabriel David’s outro. He felt inspired by the song “Nikes On My Feet” from Mac Miller’s 2010 mixtape, K.I.D.S., and proceeded to search for Mac Miller “type beats” on YouTube. After he wrote his verse to the song, he sent it to me and I got working immediately. I finished my intro and verse for the song, along with the hook, and gave it a working title of “Eighteen” (which I decided to change to “As It Goes” a week before its release). We had begun recording some material for my EP with our friend Hunter Roussel, and he expressed interest in being on the track as well. I wrote a short verse for him and the song’s lyrics had been written.
When I thought of writing this song, I was also inspired by Mac Miller, specifically, the lyrics “when I get old I’mma be real cool, sitting on the porch with a fresh pair of shoes/ whole bunch o’ stories for the neighborhood kids, tell ’em to believe they’ll be making it big” from his 2011 track, Life Ain’t Easy. This song came from a place where I had just begun my journey outside of high school as it was both reflective and wondersome about the future. The idea of just going with life from here on out, and not dwelling on the past came to the forefront, spawning the lyric “take it as it goes,” the main theme of the track.
About the producer
My name is Chris Jewson and I am a nineteen-year-old alternative hip hop artist from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. I started releasing music when I was fifteen, going on to direct and co-produce over 25 music videos, record two EPs, and perform at venues like the Majestic and High Noon Saloon in Madison. I spent years working on my craft and getting to know the business, enrolling at UW Oshkosh to pursue it further. I plan on becoming a full-time musician, working as a creative in the music and entertainment industries.
Primary Artist – Chris Jewson
Featured Artist – Hunter “HUNTER” Roussel
Featured Artist – Gabriel David
Producer – ThatKidGoran
Recording Engineer – Chris Jewson
Assistant Engineer – Gabriel David
Mix Engineer – Devin “Devinci” Barksdale
Mastering Engineer – Devin “Devinci” Barksdale
Director – Chris Jewson
Director of Photography – Erik “Erkjam” Moehr
Coloring and Edit – Erik “Erkjam” Moehr
Additional Footage – Chris Jewson
Additional Footage – Alec Mitchell
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