Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.
I make wavy Hip-Hop music and I like creating everything myself. I rap, produce, mix, and make my own visuals too, so when you listen to my music everything you’re hearing is me. I like drinking Supermalt, watching parkour videos, and playing Age of Empires.
Where did the new single come from?
The new single essentially started as a remix of a song from my previous EP called ‘Naturally’. (link to that here: https://soundcloud.com/olly-hodding/naturally ) I made a new beat, wrote new verses for it, and got Shaé on the hook and it essentially became a whole new song. Shaé is one of my favourite singers and I’ve wanted to get her on a track for ages. She liked the beat and she just killed it straight away. She’ll never admit it but she’s tight with her rapping too so I had to get her to do some back to back bars with me in the second verse as well.
The whole idea behind the song is that all the creative things we do are natural. I’ve got friends who make music, direct videos, paint, draw, do parkour, and at the end of the day they all do it because they love it and it’s what they want to do. There’s nothing forced about it, it all comes naturally. Developing your craft can take a lot of time, energy and hard work, but at the end of the day the passion and drive behind it is something that can’t be forced. You do it because you love it.
Is there more content in the pipeline?
Definitely! I have two new videos on the way. All of my visuals are one-take videos and these new ones stick to that same formula. One I filmed during a trip to South Korea while the other is filmed in my local area of Homerton, Hackney. I have a new EP on the way as well which will be dropping at the beginning of Summer.
I’ve also been working on some new music with my group, Soul Purpose. We released an EP back in February and we’ve got some new visuals coming out soon.
What’s on the horizon for you?
I’ve got a lot of new material to release and I just want to keep creating. Expect a lot of new videos and music over the next six months. Also I’m still looking to get sponsored by Supermalt.