Carson Leuders is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter and a prime example of how Gen Z uses the internet to launch themselves into stardom.
Who is Carson?
From humble beginnings to landing features with a member of The Migos, Carson Leuders is making significant strides. And his career is only in its infancy.
Hailing from Spokane, Washington, this acoustic crooner was drawn to the guitar like a magnet at only five years old. Similarly to young idols like Justin Beiber and Shawn Mendes, Leuders quickly learned the power of social media. He began posting song covers to Youtube, starting with an Elvis impression and immediately evolving with covers of hit songs like “One Time” and “Grenade.”
At nine years old, this ambitious artist was already averaging over 100k views, and he would only climb from there. Aside from his vocal ability, what stood out was his confident skills with a guitar at such a young age. In an almost symbolic turn, his first video to hit a million views was his cover of “Boyfriend” by Justin Beiber, who had used the same platform years earlier to jumpstart his own career.
From there, Carson has been rapidly making his original music and amassing followers on TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram. Sitting at a massive 7 million fans on TikTok, easily the most trendy app out the crop currently, he’s definitely one to watch out for.
From Tranquil To “Toxic”
Carson Leuders’ newest single and the starred feature with Quavo, “Toxic,” just dropped this morning, and it’s an exciting addition to his discography.
It’s undoubtedly a deviation for Leuders, who typically leans toward the classic romantic acoustic sound. Instead, on “Toxic,” Carson Leuders and Quavo work in tandem to deliver a bouncy pop anthem.
Rest easy in case you worry about the transition from child star to adult. “Toxic” showcases Carson’s ability to grow with his audience and get cheeky with his lyrics while still keeping it light and playful. Of course, Quavo doesn’t phone it in.
It’s a fitting verse for an artist growing in artistic maturity while clearly having fun. Carson has been grinding for over a decade, and he’s not finished yet.
“Toxic” is now available on all streaming platforms and iTunes. You can visit CarsonLueders.com and follow @carsonlueders on Instagram for more info on upcoming releases.
Written By Dreema Carrington