Blog Recap by Seacrest Studios Intern, Sumayyah Carter
Presenting at this year’s Q102 Jingle Ball, and also gearing up for his performance in Philly, AJ Mitchell decided to stop by Seacrest Studios located inside of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. AJ delighted fans and hospital guests with his incredible vocals and his smooth, cheerful personality. Performing his latest hits “Hopeful” and “Girls” from his EP Hopeful took a fan’s breath away, nearly making her speechless.
Diving more into his EP, AJ shared that as he gets older his taste and musical style are maturing as he does. Some of AJ’s biggest inspirations include Michael Jackson, ColdPlay and Shawn Mendes. As he delves into the songwriting process he notes, “What stands out for me in any song is the emotion in the music and how it makes me feel.”
With Christmas right around the corner, AJ reminisced about his favorite holiday traditions, gifting giving, and the movies that put him in the holiday spirit. Home Alone for many is one of the ultimate holiday movies, and AJ agreed citing it as one of his personal favorites. Hanging lights and spending quality time with his family was just one of the traditions AJ shared with us. He also mentioned his method of gift giving: observing a person’s needs instead of asking them what they want. But the biggest gift he gave today was his time, and coming to Seacrest Studios to visit all his fans and their families was truly incredible, and for that we couldn’t be more grateful. We hope you visit again in the new year!