AJ Mitchell Talks Inspiration at CHOP!

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!

AJ Mitchell Performs for Patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Fresh off his performance on the TODAY show, singer songwriter and social media sensation, AJ Mitchell, popped into Seacrest Studios and performed for patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Here to promote his new EP, Hopeful, the 17-year old talked about how exciting the last couple of years have been since moving from his small town in Illinois to Los Angeles to pursue his career as a recording artist and songwriter.

Having started piano at age four, it was no surprise to his parents that by age six, Mitchell has already written his first song — featuring a little bird. He even sang a verse or two before performing “I Don’t Want You back” and “Girls,” both on his debut EP. AJ hopes to go on tour next year, and we hope Atlanta will be one of his stops! Best of luck to this rising star, and thank you for visiting us in Seacrest Studios!