We chat to the R&B vocalist about his new single, his songwriting process and what we can expect next from him.
Congratulations on releasing ‘Take You’ through Warner Music, that must
have been a great feeling to not only be on the radar of a major label but for
them to want to work on your single?
Yeah, it’s crazy, it still seems so surreal to me. Definitely makes me realise I am on the right path.
Could you tell me a bit about your songwriting process for ‘Take You’ and
what spurs your creativity?
I actually wrote Take You after a rough break up, but it’s not necessarily what the song is about. It’s basically about one person wanting something serious, but the other person in the relationship wants the opposite. I am always drawing inspiration for life events and things that I see in the world.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing with your life?
Probably still be working as a tradie in the construction industry. I’m glad I am a musician haha.
What’s your earliest memory of being inspired to become a professional
To be honest, I started very early on. I remember writing songs way back when I was 6 years old. My Dad is very musical so I grew listening to all types of music. I ended up picking up my first instrument when I was 9, and then self-taught myself guitar when I was 13 and moved on to piano when I was 14.
What was it like supporting August Alsina at Metro City earlier this year?
Honestly, unbelievable. It reassured me more that I wanted to be doing this for a living. I can’t wait to do it again.
What is the weirdest thing that’s happened to you this year?
I can’t think of anything weird that’s happened, but opening up for August Alsina has definitely been the most unexpected.
Can we expect any more music from you this year?
Definitely. I have two more singles ready to be dropped soon and I am currently working on my debut EP, which will be released early next year. Watch out for them!
Any shows coming up?
Yep, I have a few big things in the works but unfortunately, I’m not allowed to announce them yet.
If there is one main message you hope people can take from your music, what
Don’t take life so seriously, just have fun and enjoy what life throws at you.
Where can we follow you?