Kilow – LeSabre [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Warm, eclectic and inspired. Everything is home grown, I make all my own beats and write my own bars. Every project is exactly how I feel as I’m making it.

Tell us a few things about your new work LeSabre.

This whole album is an ode to my first car, a 1990 Buick LeSabre. I love it like it’s my child. There’s something so comforting about the sag of its seats and the hum of its old speakers. When I got to driving, it really inspired me to look for a sound akin to the energy it gave me.

We really liked that you released a full album. Do people listen to full albums these days?

Unfortunately, not as much as they should. A full length when done right should really lend you a peep inside the mind of the musician. Too often these days do I hear that someone loves an artist but can only name their top three cuts. Have some insight and see what the time of making this project was like for them.

Which song of the album reflects you the most?

Smooth Jazz. The song has some of my best bars and really puts how I’m feeling out through my music. Mothership would be a close second.

Your music has an old school vibe. Are you into today’s Hip Hop? Or do you prefer to listen to old classics?

I love all music as long as it has soul, but because of what inspired me to make this project I was listening to a lot of all time greats. A Tribe Called Quest, MF DOOM and Common all stayed in my rotation while making this album. Taking what legends can teach me through their craft and making it my own is most fun for me.

What was the best film you have watched during the quarantine?

I have really been digging the Studio Ghibli films lately. Inspired animation and story telling always struck me more than action or suspense.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Keep trucking, you know what you want and you’ll find how to get it.

Thank you!

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