London-based artist Prince of Falls is a rising star on the music scene, captivating audiences with his genre-bending approach and hypnotic beats. With his latest project, the introspective EP Somewhere Doing Something, he takes listeners on a celestial journey into the depths of his psyche and city.
The four-track project showcases the artist’s expansive mind and life outlook, pushing boundaries and breaking out of cyclical patterns to find the light. The EP is accompanied by a visually stunning music video for focus track “Alone My Soul Cries,” adding an extra layer of depth to the already captivating project. Prince of Falls’ sound ranges from dark R&B to intimate rap, with mystical melodies that transport listeners to a more private corner of the human experience.
Captivating audiences alike with each release, Prince of Falls is determined to connect with people from all corners of the globe through his music. In this interview, we chat with the musician to get a deeper dive into the inspiration behind his latest project, the creative process, and what’s next.
Congrats on the release of Somewhere Doing Something! Can you tell us more about the EP and the inspiration behind it?
I’m very pleased with the work me and my producer, 90sfromthecity, did on this EP. At first, I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go but I quickly realized the importance of living in the moment. I no longer felt obligated to create and tell my story. I felt like it was bigger than me so I took all the sadness, memories and joy from everyone around me and that created Somewhere Doing Something.
Your music is often described as dark R&B and intimate rap. How did you come up with this unique sound, and what influences shaped your musical style?
I feel it’s just a part of life and some people choose to ignore it but we all think the same way. I just find it more comforting to fully embrace myself in the dark and push my thinking past the unknown. My music is therapy for myself and my others and i believe that’s the only way I’ll be able to truly find myself.
Throughout the project and even across your discography, many of your records explore the depths of the human experience. Can you share with us your creative process and how you approach songwriting?
Words are like spells and melodies are spells with vibrations. I don’t think I’m at my peak yet. I struggle with writing songs but I always have these moments of enlightenment. It can last 1 hour, it can last 5 months but once I’m standing in front of the mic I no longer feel like it’s actually me singing those words it always feels like a dream.
In contrast to other songs on the EP, “Holding Back” had a quite somber tone. Could you share with us the feelings and ideas that inspired the creation of that track?
There wasn’t any different approach to the song. I’ve played around before with similar vibes before like Red Moon. where I take a softer approach to my delivery on a 80s, 90s vibe beat. I wanted to see if i could do it again and even better but Holding Back is my favorite song from that catalog.
When talking about the current state of music, you mentioned that you’re committed to moving beyond the expectations of masculinity through your music. Can you tell us more about that and how it’s reflected in your lyrics and sound?
The current state of music lacks empathy. Maybe I’m just not seeing enough of it. Having emotions isn’t masculinity or femininity, it’s just being human. I cry sometimes that doesn’t make me less of a man but perception overpowers all.
Your music often explores introspective and personal themes. Do you ever feel vulnerable sharing such personal experiences with the world through your music?
One thing I believe about music is the fakes will always be exposed. I’ve always felt like an open book and I can talk for days about my life once someone gets me started. I feel like we learn from each other’s experience. That’s why I write so openly. I want my people to know the real me, not just a character.
The London music scene, whether it be hip-hop or R&B, has been catching quite the international buzz over the past few years. What are you most excited about as new artists continue to blow up and where do you fit in the fold?
Indeed true that there has been a surge of talented new artists coming out of London in recent years in genres such as hip-hop and R&B. This has led to the London music scene gaining more attention and recognition on a global scale.
It’s always exciting to see fresh talent emerge and push the boundaries of music. The London music scene is particularly interesting because it has a unique blend of influences from different cultures and genres, creating a diverse and dynamic landscape. I believe this will continue to fuel innovation and creativity in the industry.
Personally, this all I ever wanted was that my music wasn’t really being played in London. I first got my international fans but I can see the London music scene becoming more open to new and unique talents.