Jonas Blue and William Singe: The Interview

If you don't already know who these guys are, it's about time you found out. They've collaborated and created the perfect summer anthem: Mama!

Now... time to find out a bit more about the guys:

All about Jonas Blue

How did you find being on stage at We Are FSTVL?

I loved it, it’s home territory, although I did only have 45 seconds to prepare for my set because it took me nearly an hour to get into the festival. It was amazing to see all the fans and people from my hometown though!

What’s your favourite summer anthem?

Hmm, good question I’m going to “unbiasedly” go for Jonas Blue - Mama. Check it out here

Which artist inspires you?

Calvin Harris.

What three things can you not live without?

Laptop, hair products, BOSE headphones.

Do you get nervous before performing, if so, how do you deal with your nerves?

I do get nervous but it’s a different kind of nervous. When I’m touring all the time I quickly get into a routine and the swing of things so it’s more stage fright. It’s the butterflies in your stomach just before you get on stage. The way I handle that is by listening to meditation music before playing.

Who are your music influences?

Max Martin and Calvin Harris.

What advice would you give to students who are looking to get into the music industry?

Never be in music for the money. Music has never been about money for me personally and it should never be for aspiring artists. So long as you’re in it to work on your craft and passion, good things will come.

William Singe features on your new single ‘Mama’. How did you discover him?

I discovered William two years ago on YouTube. I was a massive fan of what he was doing and how he was making these covers his own. I was inspired and knew I wanted to work with him on a record at some point. I didn’t quite have the record at the time but it was only when I wrote “Mama” and finished writing it about six months ago I just knew he had to be the person singing it. I got in contact, he was up for it and absolutely killed the performance.

All about William Singe

I’m loving all the mashups on your YouTube. Which one is your personal fave?

I’ve got two personal favourites – Pillowtalk by ZAYN & Talking Body by Tove Lo.

Who do you get your inspiration from?

I draw inspiration from life. I come from a family background that’s very musical. A lot of RnB and Hip Hop too.

What are your plans for the future, where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself at the top of the billboard charts and still making music that I love.

How many and what instruments can you play?

I do vocals, I can play piano, guitar, bass, a little bit of drums. My first instrument was a saxophone.

What tips would you give to students looking to get into the music industry?

The best way to learn is being involved in the industry. Make mistakes and learn from those mistakes and be mindful that it’s not all glitz and glamour. There’s a lot of politics behind closed doors so be ready, believe and work on your craft and keep on pushing no matter what.

You’ve now got over 1 million subs on YouTube! How did it all start?

It started by doing covers at home and decided to put it online. Low and behold people started to like it and I thought “this is cool, I could make a living out of this”. I love doing what I do from the comfort of my own house.

What songs are you loving right now?

I’d say “Mama” by Jonas Blue, ha! There’s a song called “Something Tells Me” by Bryson Tiller. I’ve been listening to a lot of Giggs and Stormzy as well.

You’ve also done a collaboration with Conor Maynard, do you have any others lined up? Or who else would you like to collab with?

For sure another with Conor! I’m hoping to work with some big household names and I’m currently working on my first original project which should be out soon. I’m excited.

Who would be your all-time dream collaboration to work with?

Drake, definitely.

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