SKRT Magazine catches up with artist Solo B on our mellow #SKRTview segment.
Solo B is an R&B and Afro-fusion artist from Manchester,UK. He talks his style, inspirations, a forthcoming project; his creative process & more exclusive to www.skrtdaily.com
Tell us about yourself
I go by Solo B and I am a R&B and Afro-fusion artist from Mancehster UK.
What influences the art/music you create?
I am strongly influenced by emotions and feelings. I try to convey my emotions through the art i make. I am also influenced by the experiences that I go through. I try to make my music relatable and I try to speak to my audience through my music.
What genre or style are you sticking to ?
For me, music is a feeling process, I literally make what I feel. However, I’d say my style is more R&B, infused with the afro sound.
What sparked your interest in making music?
My journey in music started in my early college days, where I would spend the early hours of the morning in college, going studio, making music. I started posting freestyles on the gram and was encouraged by my friends to go to the studio but i was always shy. I eventually gathered up the courage to go studio and fell in love with it instantly. Despite this, I feel like music has always been a part of me. I was doing performances during primary school and taking part in the school play.
What projects have you released or planning to release?
I’m still yet to release a project, I plan to release one later on this year.
What keeps you motivated, what is your creative process ?
The desire to get better everyday is what keeps me motivated. I always feel like there is room for improvement, always room to get better everyday. My creative process is a funny one but is one I’m sure a lot of artists would relate to. Once i hear a beat in the studio, I take it in and feel it, I feel like the beat is talking to me, I just have to listen to it. I start humming gibberish to find a melody and then I turn the gibberish to actual words.
What more to expect from your brand in the future?
A whole lot of different vibes and sounds. I try not to limit myself when it comes to my music.
Who are you eager to collaborate with?
There is a lot of talent in the UK scene but my dream collab would be Haile from WSTRN.
What is your fashion sense saying?
I really like the old school R&B style, like the varsity jackets era with the baseball cap look. I also sometimes like to keep it classy with the turtle neck and suit look, something real smooth.
First Date Ideas?
Something activity based and grab something to eat after.
Vacay country/countries of choice ?
Soda or Water?
Warm, 30min Treadmill run, Dumbbell workout and Abs to finish off.
How do you uplift your self spiritually and mentally?
I remind myself of my purpose. I’m also very religous, I pray and ask God for guidance. I also like to watch documentaries of past artists, and get an insight of their struggle and how they overcome it.
What impact do you plan to leave on society?
Show people that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
Give a quote(s) you want to be remembered by?
‘Never let them put you in a box, live outside of it’.
Thanks for pulling up, Looking forward to seeing you at the next SKRTFest event.