Qeeran – LIKE YOUR MAN [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Sensual, intimate and moody.

Tell us a few things about your new song “LIKE YOUR MAN”. What is the main idea behind it?

‘LIKE YOUR MAN’ is definitely my favourite piece of work I’ve created to date. I tried to capture my favourite elements of today’s R&B world like strings, sidechained chorus vocals and an epic guitar solo to give it that ‘it’ factor to allow myself to listen to my own work again and again (which I usually cannot stand). The song’s premise floats around the idea of really wanting that second chance to prove that you’ve matured and are truly ready to give it your all, even if that means intruding onto your past-lover’s fresh territory with somebody else.

Do you like the idea of collaborating? Is songwriting a lonely process?

Yes! I love the idea of collaborating and really want to work on it for the new year coming. I’ve come to realise that there’s only so many ideas you can generate on your own and having a second creative mind can really give you that boost you sometimes didn’t even know you needed. Songwriting can for sure be lonely, but I’ve found songwriting to me is very sacred and personal, so naturally I still prefer to write in my own space alone – for now.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

For this single, definitely Alina Baraz and Galimatias. The ricochet ‘Urban Flora’ had on music and to me still stands untouchable. Summer Walker, Sabrina Claudio and Lauryn Hill are honourable mentions too.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

Remaining inspired and grounded. Melbourne’s COVID situation is continuously worsening along with an ever-extending lockdown which has been tough on everyone down here. It’s also been difficult to keep creating with honesty and 100% authenticity as the push to make sounds that are more commercial and ‘popular’ increases, but I’ve been doing well at refocusing my intentions and reasons why I began creating music in the first place (as well as realising being ‘popular’ wasn’t one of them).

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

This one isn’t a film, but the K-drama ‘The Last Empress’ on Netflix took up 26 hours of my life that I will never regret spending.

One last thing we should know about you?

Apart from music, I’m a student at Monash University studying within the field of Econometrics/Business Analytics! I’m also the campus Clubs and Societies Coordinator, so if you’re a club executive and are somehow reading this, hello! (I’ll get to your emails soon!!).

Thank you!

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