Finish the Sentence… With VVEST

Introduction

As summer quickly approaches, I had a chat with East Coast artist and producer VVEST, whose new track 'Bad Move Baby' should be on everyone's 'Summer 2022' playlist. He responds to some 'finish the sentence' prompts, giving us a fascinating insight into what inspires him, as well as his clever writing methods.

When I start writing a song, the first thing I do is…

record a melody idea of flow and cadences then plug in lyrics. I think of a story that I’ve personally gone through, a friend has gone through, or something that’s inspired me and then I narrate.

What’s most important to me when collaborating with another artist is…

I must think the artist is dope or inspires me. An artist I collaborate with has to be someone I think will bring a new approach to things and is not worried about doing what’s cool culturally. Instead, they want to bring something new to the culture.

When finishing a track, the part I find trickiest is…

actually knowing when it’s finished. There’s always something to add or take out. It’s a never-ending battle lol.

The most important part of a song to me is...

how it makes someone feel. I want them to relate to it. And if they can’t relate, write it to a point where they can understand it so deeply they feel like they've experienced it themselves.

In a year I would like to have achieved…

being the #1 independent artist in the world.

I would describe my sound as…

fluid and energetic. I’m not really bound to any genre. My heart is rap and hip-hop though.

I wouldn’t be making the music I am today without…

myself. Yeah, it’s vein, but it’s truth. While there are producers and artists who have inspired my sound, I was always going to make the music I make because it’s a reflection of who I am and all that inspires me.

My first memory of performing is…

being dumb nervous. Then when I finished, I was like, that wasn’t so bad.

I know I will have made it when I collaborate with…

Lil Wayne, Drake, J.Cole, Bruno Marz, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, etc.

My favourite moment since making music is…

looking back and seeing the evolution of my sound.

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