Hey! Could you tell our readers something about yourself that they might not find out otherwise?
I’m a hard worker, to a fault. I love to be involved in every step of the process but I needed to let go of the reins a little bit this round. I’ve surrounded myself with insanely talented and passionate people that see the vision. You don’t hear a lot about artists teams, but mine is very lit!
What does the new single draw upon?
SADE IN THE 90s is a mood and lifestyle based on her effortless glamour. It’s 100% no-fucks-given, relaxed and lavish. I like reminding myself to live that way, don’t you?
Is Sade a notable influence on your writing?
I didn’t set out to match her sonics, but have always seen her as a muse. That look in her eye, the way she moves, and the world she created – it’s how I want to vibe as Qveen Herby: the chillest, bossiest, unapologetically glamorous Qveen.
How did it evolve in the studio from the original demo?
The way I demo songs is in gibberish, so vocal melodies are locked but I’m not saying anything cohesive. From the raw demo we felt the song was gonna be dope and needed a fire concept. Lyrics came out like a conversation. Then came the video shoot where the mood got even crazier, that’s a great feeling.
This will be your third EP, how do you feel your sound has changed?
I think the writing and production is just getting tighter and more dialed in. I started last year with a distinct vision and it hasn’t changed, but I have been pushing myself to write more freely and take risks. But I still live for EP 1 and EP 2 tracks, those are my babies.
What are you working on other than the music at the moment?
Music is high-maintenance AF! Haha but I also run my own merch store and cosmetics line with DJ Audrey Napoleon. We stay killin em with these lips + lashes. QVEENSTUDIO.COM
What do fans have to look forward to over the next few months.
I have another fire single coming with a crazy video, then EP 3 drops right after. Already back in the studio working on some collabs, too. Then I wanna get on the road so I can thank all these amazing fans for their support. We got some celebrating to do!