LPHS student musician on the rise
While some Slicer students spend their time studying, taking part in extra-curriculars, or playing sports, upcoming musician and LPHS junior Carter Jones is pursuing a different passion: music.
Jones, better known as his stage name Carter Metro, has been in the music game for a long time now. He has been making his own music consistently since November of 2018. Despite his musical debut in 2018, Jones has been playing music since 2015.
“The summer before 6th grade, I chose to join band class as a percussionist. I wanted to try something new, and I’m glad I did because I wouldn’t be here without that decision,” Jones said
Jones’ music has been influenced by many pop and indie artists of today. His biggest musical influences include Twenty One Pilots, NF, Chance the Rapper, Gucci High Waters, Powfu, and Logic. Much of these influences come from production style.
“I would describe the type of music I make as a blend of emo-hip hop, alternative-indie, lo-fi, and jazz-hop,” Jones said.
An interesting yet quick to the point stage name was on Jones’ list when he started making music. He wanted to keep his stage name simple, yet representative of himself and the art he makes. Carter Metro fit the bill.
“I came up with my current stage name because I knew I wanted to do something with my first name because a lot of what I do now is mainly just me. The ‘Metro’ comes from me making a reference to the Combined Statistical Chicago Metropolitan Area, which La Porte County is a part of, as well as a reference to the metronome, a key musical tool,” Jones said.
Despite his stage name, it is not just Jones behind the scenes. He works with friends and fellow musicians to create songs and express themselves. He is appreciative of his friends and family, as well as listeners and notes that he wouldn’t be where he is today without their help.
“The people that have helped me the most are the artists I work with, friends who give me feedback and help support me on social media, musicians that I collaborate with, and the amazing music educators that I have learned from, such as Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Clark here at LPHS,” Jones said.
Listeners can find Carter Metro’s music on almost every streaming platform. He can be found on his website, (cartermetromusic.wixsite.com/music), as well as Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Audiomack, BandCamp, Pandora, and find lyrics on Genius. He is on social media as well (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch), @CarterMetro.