#YMXINTERVIEW | ROSEHIP

Can you tell us about yourself as an artist? Where are you now, how you started, and what are your goals.

I’ve been making music for as long as I can remember, mainly on Piano, Guitar and Trombone but have gotten much more into the production side over the past five years or so. I have always been into making electronic beats but have recently started to incorporate more natural sounds and instruments into my music. I guess my goal is just to make the world a better sounding and more loving place.

Some of our readers might not be familiar with you yet, how would you describe your sound?

Chill beats, luscious synths, big basslines, infectious riffs and dazzling soundscapes…with the odd synth solo for good measure!

Who have been your biggest influences so far?

In terms of electronic music, quickly, quickly, Pandrezz and Ian Ewing are some of my favourites. I also love the more chilled organic beats of Glimlip, Yasper and Tom Misch too, although really all music is an inspiration in some way.

You recently released “AWAKE“. Can you tell us how that project came about?

As with many of my tracks I had started a beat before it emerged into a full-blown song. Whilst working on ‘Awake’ I was reflecting on the recent death of the great Bill Withers. After doing a bit of online research I stumbled across an interview with Bill going into his life, past and general outlook on the world. How a man from such humble beginnings achieved such greatness whilst staying so down to earth should be an inspiration to us all. Sampling this interview gave the track a clear direction and vibe and enabled me to turn a somewhat uninteresting 8-bar loop into a fully-fledged emotionally engaging song.

You recently released “AWAKE. Can you tell us how that project came about?

As with many of my tracks I had started a beat before it emerged into a full-blown song. Whilst working on ‘Awake’ I was reflecting on the recent death of the great Bill Withers. After doing a bit of online research I stumbled across an interview with Bill going into his life, past and general outlook on the world. How a man from such humble beginnings achieved such greatness whilst staying so down to earth should be an inspiration to us all. Sampling this interview gave the track a clear direction and vibe and enabled me to turn a somewhat uninteresting 8-bar loop into a fully-fledged emotionally engaging song.

2020 has been a hard year for everybody, but the music industry and arts, in general, took a heavy hit. How did you guys cope with that, musically speaking?

To be honest, whilst lockdown in the UK was difficult for many of us, it presented a unique opportunity for people to engage with their creative sides like never before. A lot of my friends greatly developed their artistic talents whether it be baking, poetry, cooking, makeup, art or music like me. Personally, I found it very inspiring, the notion of self-isolating maybe something I’ll have to look into in the future once again!

Do you consider important working together in a team, or do you prefer working alone?

It’s really interesting making music with other people, everyone always brings something new to the table no matter how knowledgeable or experienced they are. I love working alone too but it’s easy to get too bogged down in details and lose perspective, something I’m sure we’ve all come across in our different walks of life.

What are you looking for, in terms of promotion? What do you think could be helpful to promote your music around?

Currently, I am working with a remarkable artist from North London. I think his style could be a really good fit for my music and we look forward to developing the aesthetic of Rosehip into something more unique and sentimental.

Finally, what are your plans for the future? (releases, gigs etc.)

I have an EP in the works, due to be released this Autumn, and want to release one song every month for the foreseeable future. Currently, though I am just enjoying myself and the road that has brought me here. Where it goes next is anyone’s guess…