SUPER FREDDY – MERCURIAL [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Vibey, reflective, danceable.

You blend different styles in your music. Tell us a few things about your creative process in general.

My approach to music is fairly straightforward – I take inspiration from elements of my life (both stories and sounds) and find ways to represent them in ways that people can relate to. Because of my varied background and experiences, I have found that blending different styles better reflects my identity and ideas.

Your themes include physical distance, diaspora and third culture experience, disconnection from one’s roots and family, as well as feelings of loss and change. Your music however has a very positive groove vibe. Tell us the main idea of this very interesting EP.

I think that the EP’s goal is to reflect these two sides of life. The project is a concentration of the thoughts and ideas that I had during 2020, especially the ideas of physical distance and disconnection from one’s roots, which is represented by the electronic music influences. I also wanted to include a positive groove to the project to reflect my African (Cameroonian) heritage, where much of the traditional music makes you move and tells stories in various ways.

What would be your dream performance venue?

I think that my music and performance style is best suited for a kind of festival, where people can dance and get wild and feel connected – something like Osheaga or SXSW. I can also see myself performing in a stadium environment, with an elaborate and conceptual stage performance.

Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?

I’ve been listening to Odunsi the Engine a lot recently! I’m not sure that he’s a hidden gem anymore, as he’s quite known in many places, but people that I’ve spoken to recently haven’t known about him.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

As basic as it is, the advice that has really changed the course of my music career was about staying true to myself. It’s tempting to follow trends and listen to others’ opinions, but, when you create art, the point is to stay true to your vision, perfect it, and find your audience. There will always be people who want to hear what you want to make.

One last thing we should know about you?

I’m always working on new projects, and always trying to outdo what I did last. Stay tuned and follow what I’ve got coming next!

Thank you!

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