Ricky Rique – Use 2 Love You [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Groovy, Nostalgic, & Emotional

Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the story behind it?

Use 2 Love You is about reminiscing about a toxic relationship. The relationship finds itself ending with abuse. Verbal, physical, and emotional.

What is the main topic of your lyrics?

The lyrics describe how the toxic relationship was ending and how I “Use 2 Love You” but I’m living better without you now.

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

Most definitely! An R&B artist named JayT. We actually went to the same college in NYC. His voice is phenomenal and he been working hard putting his music out there. If you’re an R&B lover definitely check him out.

What would you change in the music industry?

I would change how everything tends to be a popularity contest. There are many talented artists that do not get the shine they deserve due to not sounding a certain way or doing what is considered “cool” copying trends. It should go back originality and talent.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

The best advice I was ever given was that, don’t expect everyone to like your music. I think as I started making music, I expected everyone to love and appreciate what I create. As I learn more about it all, I realize not everyone will like a song or even how I sing. On the other hand, there are people who anticipate my next song and loves my voice. So I’ll continue to make music for those that do enjoy what I put out.

Should we expect an album in the near future?

I am considering creating an EP in the near future. My last few songs have strong r&b/pop elements to it. I want to become more experimental with my sound. I think I really want to tap more into my R&B bag.

Thank you!

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