Proklaim – Options [Interview]

Tell us a few things about Options and you creative process in general?

I had gone online and was looking for beats to buy and that 1 immediately got my attention when I played it. It had a retro soulful feel that reminded me of lauryn hill’s music. It was beautiful. It made me think of how good music is timeless and can take you back to moments in your life and bring back feelings from moments in one’s life. I started humming I ng the melody and recorded the chorus that came to me. Then wrote the verses immediately after and layer them.

How would you describe your musical progress over the years?

I’d say my musical progress has been steady and what has been key to seeing aspects of my ability improve has been being dedicated to the writing process. That has been a great contributor to seeing aspects like cadences and variety of flows improve as well as developing melodic approaches to raps and chorus. What I’m seeing now begin to develop and hope to further improve is intonation and voice animation to add alot more feeling to areas of my rap delivery.

Can music share or even define us as a society?

I absolutely believe that music is a microcosm of society. It gives a glimpse into a society and its values at any given point in time. The same with art in general. If you wish to know what life in the 1950s was like. Listen to music from that era and it will give you a pretty good glimpse of what people and life in thaperiod was generally like.

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

I think Koffee from Jamaica and Black Sherif from Ghana are 2 very talented artists that will go far.

What would be your dream performance venue?

Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Garden

Favorite music related film?

8 mile

What is one message you would give to your fans?

Remain true to your intuition and inner yearnings…do that which makes you feel you are being true to your inner voice.dont just do things because that’s what others say you should pursue..(I speak specifically of the things you wish to do as a career or vocation).
Also do not follow trends..dont be afraid to carve paths and go in directions others have not

Thank you!

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