In the Making, Artist Q&A
I have been a touring artist, with a relatively well-established local fan base to Nottingham. I have supported Earth Wind and Fire, Eric Bibb and The Whitney Houston Hologram on their respective UK tours. Along with performing on the BBC Proms, Glastonbury Acoustic Stage, and Love Supreme Festival
The project was incredible! I really got to explore and experiment, working with Cassell as an incredible producer, but also be in an environment with incredible creatives, writers and musicians, like Liam Bailey, Joy Farouk’s, Eric Appapoulay and of course Cass himself!
That I am capable of achieving my artistic goals as an independent and self-managed artist at this level - and that in the right room with the right people there can be real flow and positivity to the writing process
I love Fade Away and Jungle Child equally, however Jungle Child has a special place in my heart. It takes lyrical inspiration from Nat King Cole’s rendition of ‘Nature Boy’ (See below!)
At 13 my mum played me Nat King Coles song to explain why my voice breaking was a GOOD thing. As I grew up and learned to embrace my body, my voice, my sexuality, my race, - my nature up to the present day; I think coming to write this song, in this moment – with all its bold sound and the energy in the room – I think it took me back to that first lesson; with Nat King Cole and my Mum - to not be afraid of your true nature. Making this song really challenged me vocally and helped me really channel a fierceness that I don’t think I haven’t unleashed before. I love it. So grateful to have been in the room with these other artists to have brought it to life.
Touring, performing, writing, creating, acting, and really making and contributing great creative things to the world – to be free and full. Yeah, I know how that sounds haha – but I do mean it!
Someone once said to me the industry is like the school playground. It’s not one group/machine – it’s groups of people playing different games in the same playground, in different ways. Many think their game is BEST, some even think their game is the ONLY way to play – but you need to find your OWN way to play in the playground; you can jump between games of course but be clear which one you’re playing – and make sure it’s FUN because not every game leads to a win, but if it’s fun and engaging to play you won’t actually care about that part; you’ll just want to keep playing!
Check out Rob's performance at the Inside Track Live here
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