Inspiration Series: WURLD
Why did you start making music?
Music was my escape at a very young age, I really couldn’t see myself doing anything else. I would sing around the house. I was maybe 11 or 12 and it just felt natural, I was so drawn to it.
I was in awe of all of the most amazing artists that I would watch on the tv – from Brandy and Michael Jackson to artists like Kanye West. I was so inspired and always thought – one day I want to be a musician, I want to be a singer, I want to be on TV. That was how it started for me.
It didn’t take much thinking to realise creating music was my calling. I’m just glad I followed my intuition.
Where do you find your musical inspiration?
I get my musical inspiration from everywhere – people, places, things and personal experiences.
I think the first type of music I was ever introduced to was Afrobeat music and from there, from travelling and going to London, travelling to the US – I was introduced to R&B.
I was inspired from meeting new people, growing up, falling in love, falling out of love, having friendships. Trying to be a better person. Everything around me inspires me to be honest.
Are there any key artists whose sound has really influenced yours?
I would say Coldplay, Sade, Kanye West all the way back to Mariah Carey, Seal – so many amazing artists.
What can we expect from the new record?
Honesty, a breath of fresh air. A lot of real conversations. My struggles and my thoughts. You can see how I look at the world and the human experience on the new project.
Finally, how do you know when a track is finished?
I know when track is finished when it simply feels right.
I’m a perfectionist so I always push the limits and push the boundaries lyrically and sonically. Even with the mixing and mastering, I’m doing several mixes and masters for each record.
I know when a record is done when I play it and it just feels right – I’m not overthinking at all.