If you’re not already familiar with Austin Brown, well, we think you just found your new music obsession! The star just dropped a brand new single called “Back-up Plan,” and trust us when we say it is a total bop. Lucky for you, J-14 just caught up with the 16-year-old singer! From what fans can expect from him in the future to which other stars he looks up to, Austin spilled it all. Plus, he even confessed he’s crushing on Julia Michaels! Check it out!

J-14: What can fans expect from your upcoming music and projects?

I’m so excited to share my new music with you guys. It is really personal and I think you all will enjoy it. It’s going to be here sooner than you think! I dropped my latest track “Back-up Plan” and my project will be out soon!

J-14: For those you aren’t familiar with your music yet, tell us about your sound!

My sound is inspired by Julia Michaels, because she is one of my all-time favorite artists. I am also inspired by Taylor Swift and Sam Smith.

J-14: What do you hope fans take away from your music?

That it’s normal to have feelings that are uncomfortable and weird or feel awkward at times. I also hope I get the chance to inspire other young artists to be true to themselves.

J-14: What has it been like ever since you’ve gained fans and grown a following on social media?

Honestly, just being in the spotlight is kind of hard for me sometimes because I don’t like to be the center of attention. On the flip side, it has been really incredible seeing people connect to my music around the world.

J-14: Growing up, who were your favorite artists? Did they impact the kind of music you’re creating now?

Growing up my favorite artists were Sam Smith and Adele. I am still inspired by their sound to this day.

J-14: Who were your favorite artists growing up? Did they impact the kind of music you’re creating now?Who is your dream collaboration?

Julia Michaels or Halsey.

J-14: What was it like working with Lilia Buckingham on your “In Betweenin'” music video?

Working with Lilia is was so fun because we were already very good friends before we shot the video. The video was super comfortable and genuine to film. A funny moment that happened while filming was that we were trying to dodge stepping on duck poop while we were at one of the locations.

J-14: Who is your biggest celebrity crush?

My biggest celebrity crush right now is hands down Julia Michaels. I find her to be incredibly talented and very good looking too. I have not met her, and if I were to I would probably pee myself.

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