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10 questions with rising queer R&B singer ARUN

Up-and coming British singer-songwriter, producer and Pxssy Palace member ARUN is one to watch.

Exasperated from feeling like an underdog as a queer South Asian artist, ARUN’s unapologetically sexual, alternative R&B draws on musical influences from the likes of Prince to M.I.A. After racking up airplay from the likes of Huw Stephens, Jamz Supernova, Dj Target, Mistajam and Yasser as well as being featured in Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’, ARUN is currently readying the release his self produced single ‘Y.D.E.K’  with an accompanying music video directed by Black Dog Film’s Jade Jackman coming soon. Get to know the new wave party starter…

Describe your music in 3 words…

Sexy, vibey, real.

Who’s your greatest influence?

My mum. Hands down the baddest b on earth.

Who’s the last person you called?

My weed man!

 

What did you talk about?

He was late, how cliché…

One item of clothing you couldn’t live without?

Probably my black velvet choker because it femmes up all my outfits.

One album you couldn’t live without?

‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ aka the holy scripture of music.

What’s your favourite way to spend £10?

Refer to answer 3…

How about £100?

I’d love to spend it on a tattoo but it’s probably going on studio time!

Did you like school?

I was bullied horrendously until I was 17 so no I hated it. I miss not paying bills or rent though.

Time or money?

Time please! More time, more money to be made.

‘Y.D.E.K’ releases on Spotify & Apple Music on March 8th 2019. Hit follow on ARUN’s Instagram @battymanarun.

7 March 2019