Carter Metro releases his first album
LPHS senior Carter Jones is releasing his first album entitled Too Much Sense on December 10th.
Jones has always been interested in music. He’s been producing and making beats since he was a freshman and ready to introduce the world to his new music.
“My favorite part of producing music is that I’m making music that I enjoy while reaching out and making an impact on people to an extent. I don’t know what I would be doing today if I wasn’t producing music,” Jones said.
What introduced Jones to the world of music is when he started out in a school band program playing percussion and piano. This unlocked a major passion for him.
“I greatly appreciate the music educators who have taught me and are the whole reason I’m doing what I’m doing right now, Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Clark,” Jones said.
Back when Jones knew he wanted to make an album someday but didn’t know where to start, the name concept for Too Much Sense came to him during class his freshman year in late 2018, and it just stuck with him.
The genre of the upcoming album will be a mixture of different sounds and aesthetics. It carries everything from emo rap, trap, metal, lofi, and even a piano ballad song.
“I’d say my main genre would be along the lines of alternative rap. I really mess around with Lil’ Peep and Juice WRLD type beats, but I also do other genres like jazz rap and even hyperpop,” Jones said.
Jones is a producer making a whole album as a collaborative effort with artists and that is what makes his album different from other projects out there.
“A lot of producers wouldn’t even consider making an album because you have to include all these artists to make it all come together if you’re going to want these songs to have vocals,” Jones said.
Jones has artists and producers from eight or more states and five countries.
“The different artists I featured have allowed me to make an album that I feel has a diverse aesthetic for it being one whole project,” Jones said.
Even though Jones has artists from different places around the world, he has a good amount of former and current Slicers helping with this album as artists, videographers, and cover art designers.
The Slicers helping with the album are Brayden McAlister (LPHS ‘20), Ryleonna Bitzer (LPHS ‘20), Gonzalo Zavala (LPHS ‘21), Raul Mejia Palma (LPHS ‘21), Seniors Grant Watterson and Ian Butts, Junior Audrey Reese, and Sophomores Irvin Carillo – Medina and Nathan Collins.
Jones believes that connections are everything, and the best thing one can take from these experiences is to take every opportunity presented. Jones’ first credible boost was when Sebastian Lopez, part of the producer group 1Mind, played his beats on two separate occasions live on Instagram.
“They’re most known for producing songs like ‘I Want It,’ off of Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die album, and ‘Unforgettable’ by Swae Lee & French Montana, which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Seeing a name so credible actually enjoying my beats meant the world to me,” Jones said.
To Jones, the hardest part of the making music process actually has nothing to do with the process of creating. It’s all about what one does afterwards. Jones has over 200 beats published on his YouTube channel that haven’t been used by artists yet.
“It’s all about the connections you make and how many people you can reach in the community. It’s about sending a crazy amount of beat pack emails and hours of communicating with artists, other producers, and fans that make the difference,” Jones said.
Jones is excited for the listeners to hear the talented artists and friends in this album.
“I’m beyond thankful that they were willing to contribute to my project,” Jones said.
The album can be found on most streaming devices, and if anyone would like updates, find him on Instagram @carter_metro, and if one wants to hear his beats, find them on his YouTube channel at Carter Metro.