Social media has changed the way we interact with our favourite artists. More than just musicians, they’re now personalities, people we can interact with on the daily. Now more than ever we’re aware that musicians are pretty normal people, they just have a weird job. Every week we get to know one of our favourite SoundCloud heroes, internet dating style, in our new column, Internet Crush.
British R&B can be a curious thing. Between some of the smoother garage cuts, grime MCs making tunes for the ladies and the rise of afroswing, it can be hard to know exactly where the line between rapper and singer sits. Recently, however, a new school of artists has emerged, one that’s helping to define the sound of British R&B in 2018. Leading the pack is Vianni, a singer who blends American style slow-jams with elements of afroswing. He’s making a big impression in the process, having collaborated with the likes of Lotto Boyzz and Notion 78 cover star Not3s already. We caught up with the self-styled ladies man for this week’s Internet Crush.
Your songs are generally directed towards the ladies – do you write with anyone in mind?
What’s your ultimate date?
My ultimate date would be to a tropical island like Fiji eating all sorts of fruit by the beach with dolphins in the background.
Have your lyrics ever got you in trouble with a woman?
What’s the best love song of all time?
I’d say ‘Rock My World’ by MJ.
Who do you roll with?
God and My bros init.
Describe your sound in just a sentence:
If I had to describe my music, I’d call it “Appetising”.
Law Abiding Citizen.
Have you ever been in love?
Haha, yeah fam.
Have you ever had your heart broken?
Have you ever lost money?
How do you deal with a broken heart?
Love yourself more init. Your heart is hurting because of someone else, it’s about time you look after yourself no?
Last book you read:
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
First single/album you ever bought?
Definitely a Chris Brown song or a Justin Timberlake song. If it was Justin Timberlake then it was ‘Senorita’ because it was my ringtone but if it was Chris Brown it was ‘Yeah’ – big tune.
First band/act you ever went to see live?
My 5th birthday, I was in Holland, about to blow the candles on my cake then my cousin went and put her face in the cake and I didn’t even get to eat it.
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I get mad creative, dancing, thinking about clothes, how I can influence someone today, how can I make someone happy?
Are you a morning or evening person?
First song you ever wrote?
It was called ‘Jodeci Freestyle’.
Favourite song of your own?
An unreleased song of mine called ‘Everytime’.
“Caliente, baby I’m a boss you can call me Jefe’
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