Hi Prince, thanks for joining us today, What made you decide to become a soloist?
I want to share the many thoughts in my jumbled-up mind with other people and am happiest when I connect with them in a way only music can.
Tell us about your musical history?
Being stuffed away in a room with a guitar for 3 years
We have set up RGM USA sharing USA music with the Uk scene and vice versa, what are your thoughts on the US music scene?
A lot of famous bedroom pop artists are there such as Clairo, mxmtoon, Gus Dapperton and there’s a huge audience for it so I’m definitely eager to know what some of the US listeners think of my music 🙂
What support is out there for new artists in London?
Plenty of music venues, bands, and music people to meet. Going to music uni magnifies that.
Who is inspiring you at the minute on the London unsigned scene?
Plenty of artists and bands at my uni that are putting out great tracks that keep me working hard.
What makes you stand out as an Artist?
I offer an observational and unique perspective on growing up on the internet, racism, existential dread and mental health. Musically I combine the melodic genius of The Beatles and Rex Orange County, and the lyrical wit and introspectiveness of Benee and The Arctic Monkeys. To make my own sound. I’m also a Prince.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most? (Can’t say the virus )
The night tube being shut down, it’s a real threat to women’s safety having no direct inexpensive way to get home. It always gets a bit tense at the end of the party as you see girls planning a route home or trying to find people to get an uber with.
I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it?
It was 2019 and I’d decided to take a gap year and pursue something that didn’t work out. It was one of the true first times I’d experienced an empty numbing sensation that I wasn’t enough no matter how hard I tried, then the doubt and lack of motivation kicked in. It hit me real hard and stays till this day because I’m a big overthinker, so I wrote how I was feeling, and I was hooked on the phrase I’d written down “Feel the Fall of tomorrow.” Which captured the lows of going through each day waking up when the sun was down, not doing anything and then dreading the next. From that the song naturally came together and was ready to be produced 2 years later. I think the song is a major turning point as it now outlines my writing style and it’s what you can expect in my other singles.
Talk me through the thought process of the single?
I’d gone through a heavily un-motivational 1st year of music uni thanks to lockdown, I was isolated and barely song-making in my down time. The 2nd year had started, I’d picked myself up and I was eager to put a song out.
What was the recording process like?
Hard work in the studio and late-night zoom calls with a producer for a month. I’ve listened to the song way over a hundred times and still love it which I think is a good sign.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
A satisfying structure that served the song, the structure went through a few iterations until I settled on something that made the choruses pop.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
I think we left in a mouse click but it adds character
What are your plans for the year ahead?
We’ll go single by single this year and I aim to have at least 3 out in 2022
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
If you connected with this song and felt better, that would make me happy 🙂