Robin Shaw – Today’s Generation [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Imaginative. Storytelling. Rhythmic.

Today’s Generation blends guitars with hip hop and a chorus with a melodic flow. Tell us a few things about the track and the main idea behind it.

The main idea behind this track is my view on all the changes we have witnessed over the last few years in the world. The subjects covered within the song ranger from revolutionary, politically, environmentally. There’s been such a vast amount of changes, I wanted to articulate that with the underlying message of hope in the adversity. It took over two years to write/record and master.

What is the main topic of your lyrics?

I would probably say the main topic is News headlines. The song features various big and small headlines.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

This song is inspired by Billy Joel ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’. I loved hearing this song and wanted my own modern version of a song that has all these current topics happening in the world. I am
Inspired by many artists. Professor green, Lewis Capaldi, the streets, James Bay, Eminem and many more. I love songs that have strong word play and stories, however that is portrayed. Rap, hip/hop, pop, if it has a story and imagery, I like it.

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

I think just having to prove myself in this industry and getting my music out there. I have had no musical background when I started out 6 years ago. Anything I’ve achieved or connections I’ve made, has been down to pure determination and belief in what I am doing.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

to not worry so much and to realise, opportunities are far closer. Just keep looking and trying.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

I have had a few battles with car parking spaces in the past. I have been caught with a lot of car parking fines.

Thank you!

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