British Columbian born and bred, the ‘Parachute’ musician is ready to make waves all around.
Somewhat of an unorthodox rising star, SonReal is proving that music should and is genre free. Breaking down boundaries with his vibrant sound, the Canadian hip hop star found his platform and his voice through music. Whether it be tackling cyber bullying through charity-track ‘No More’, or merging southern county instrumentals with his rap, SonReal is finding himself and his sound more each creation. The latest smash hit he’s killed it with is ‘Parachute’, a visceral track as radio-ready as it is unique, with a captivating video to match (scroll down to check it out for yourself). We caught up with the rising musician to find out what 2018 has been like and what 2019 has in store…
Describe your music in 3 words…
honest… unique… epic…
Who’s your greatest influence?
Probably New York rap had the biggest influence on me. It’s kinda what got me into making music. When I was young I would rap with a fake New York accent even though I was from a small town in Canada lol.
What does music mean to you?
Everything. It’s shaped my entire life… my whole team is friends I had before I even made music for the most part.. we all became friends because we listened to the same music and as time went on we all started working together. Music helped me find my voice… everything from my fashion down to the way I carry myself came from music and my love for it.
Who’s the last person you called?
What did you talk about?
I was at the airport flying to Toronto and she was wishing me luck here with a performance I’m doing.
One item of clothing you couldn’t live without?
A good old vintage Levi’s jean jacket I would have to say.
One album you couldn’t live without?
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
What’s your favourite way to spend £10?
How about £100?
What’s next for you?
I’m releasing new music with music videos steadily for the rest of the year and all through 2019… i got an album dropping 1st quarter next year. I’m going to be touring my face off after that. Going to keep my head down and keep making great records and feeding my fan base.
Follow SonReal on Instagram here now.
12 February 2019