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CMTEN: How To Blow Up And Stay Cool

If there is one simple phrase that encapsulates the grander music landscape since the inception of social media, it’s that “anyone and everyone has the power to jumpstart a career in music in one fell swoop.” Time and time again have the most simplistic, down to earth, and humble individuals seen their musical aspirations skyrocket as a result of one sudden blip in a certain algorithm online; it’s more than a trend at this point… it has practically become a science.  But that does not mean that every artist who has benefitted from this state has utilized it as a science in the past few years, which is far from the case. And for the latest, and possibly greatest example of this concept being put into motion at random, look no further than the sudden rise of CMTEN.  This 19-year-old rising star had his artistic career take off to unfounded levels when one of his tracks “NEVER MET!” became known worldwide with its popularity aided by the all-too-influential platform of Tik Tok. The song itself has been regarded as one of the most standout tracks from this rising underground pop movement that is gaining traction day by day and moment …

NEVER MET! – [Cmten] x [Glitch Gum]

If you haven’t heard this track yet then you’re in the right place. San Francisco native Cmten and his internet friend Glitch Gum came together to create a track that would eventually take over the viral charts. “NEVER MET!” is one of those records that you hear once and can listen to again and again and again without getting bored. After speaking to Cmten and hearing about his story, it became evident that he has a deep passion for making music with his friends. As a high school student (2017), he started to fall in love with the idea of producing music, making trap beats for himself and his friends to mess around with. In April of 2018, Cmten put out his first song after creating the name Cmten so his friends wouldn’t know it was him. Without actually meeting in person, he heard Glitch Gum’s music through a random repost online and followed suit with a DM on Instagram that would forever change their lives. After offering Glitch the open verse on the song and him completing the task, the two decided to put the record out earlier this year. From it’s energetic tempo to it’s extremely unique production, …