Born in New Jersey, R&B newcomer 7latenights shares the deluxe edition of his self-titled debut projects, 7latenights. With the addition of 5 new tracks, the 20-year-old artist brings forth his best work thus far.
Speaking on the project, 7latenight says “This project will shift the R&B culture, bringing back that true feeling. Showing that R&B is back with a new-age touch to it from the next generation. Don’t worry this is just the beginning.”
In our recent interview, we chatted with the R&B singer about his upbringing in Jersey, developing as an artist and person, and most importantly, his new project. Check it out below.
How has New Jersey shaped you as an artist as well as a person?
New Jersey taught me tough love, it made me more boss-like and patient. It showed me life and what life is worth.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with your music, how would you describe your sound?
My sound is the new age R&B, every song is a vibe or relatable. You feel heartbroken, loving, intimate, or however, you can find that in my catalog. If you like Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez, or PnB Rock then you’ll like me.
What were some of your initial inspirations when you began making music? And how about now?
My inspiration came from failure, and most definitely my family and friends. Not saying it’s a good thing, but most definitely my losses gave me more to speak on. That gave my music more emotion. Now my inspiration comes from my fans and listeners as well asmy wins. They keep me afloat, keep me going wanting to achieve more.
You dropped your self-titled project earlier this year, what does it mean to you?
It means clarity, it keeps me at peace knowing I’m telling what I been through and having people relate and getting them out of those situations. Because I know how it feels to feel like you have nothing or nobody by your side and you can create your own happiness. It means a lot to me though, the majority of everything I felt in a previous relationship, my fallouts with people, and all the life lessons that it taught me.
With the release of your deluxe EP, what are you looking to give fans that they didn’t get on the original?
Man… a lot. I plan on giving you a feel of me and what I had, just working through the pandemic. Opening up to my R&B side, and showing I can put together a great body of work but still showing I have a lot more to prove.
In terms of 2021, what makes you an artist to watch?
I bring a spark and new vibe to what’s in already front of us when it comes to trap Soul music and old R&B. I’m the one I feel like that’s going bridge that gap and create a new era of new music. Being what Summer Walker is to the females, I’ll be for us dudes. Giving us the opportunity to show that we also have emotions and statuses as well. You feel me? And also uplift the women and show what real love should feel like in my music. I can do anything I put my mind to in any category of music and it stands out every time.
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