Q: Your latest track, “Lost & Found” has a fun, summery vibe to it. What was the inspiration behind it?
CHILD OF THE CROWN: That was exactly how I felt when I started making the track, that fun, summery vibe. Something that would appeal to the to the general music fan! I also love my afrobeats drums, so there was some of that inspiration in the making of the song.
Q: AYA’s vocals are the perfect fit for your production. How did this collab come together and did you learn anything from working with her?
CHILD OF THE CROWN: I actually approached AYA online, I had the particular type of singer and style in mind. We sent ideas to each other back and forth and I felt the lyrics were the right direction for the track. I learnt from working with her my true style, and its all about the right chemistry also. If you work with people with the same energy and vision you have, anything can happen.
Q: How did it feel to be featured on BBC Music Introducing South Show, BBC Radio Surrey, Sussex and BBC Sounds?
CHILD OF THE CROWN: Ecstatic and I cant explain how I felt. It such a great feeling to have the recognition and in all honesty I didn’t expect BBC to play the song, let enough feature it. They caught me off guard ha ha.
Q: What got you into music?
CHILD OF THE CROWN: I started learning to play the guitar and keyboard at the age of 10 then I quit far too early. But the love of music stayed in me. It was in my early twenties when I grew a huge passion and interest in music production, the production in any genre of music hugely intrigued me. I always thought to myself how cool? I watched a documentary on Kanye West then i became obsessed with music production hardware.
Q: Your influences draw from the likes of Major Lazer, JAE5, and Naughty Boy. What is it about these certain artists that influence you?
CHILD OF THE CROWN: Their style and creativity is just on a different level. They inspire me and that’s the level I want to get to. I remember when Naughty Boy dropped “La La” featuring Sam Smith, I fell in love with the idea of collaborating with singers, rappers etc.
Q: How would you typically describe the music you create?
CHILD OF THE CROWN: I would say I am slightly experimental, I like to make positive music with good vibes and energy. A big fan of music and I listen to variety of genres now more so touch on a little bit of my favourite genres in my music. Afrobeats, house, pop, rap, Rnb if you know what I mean.
Q: What projects are currently in the works for you?
CHILD OF THE CROWN: I have few projects in the pipe line for 2021 and hope it all goes to plan (fingers crossed)
Interviewed by Brynn Hinnant