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London-based artist Lloyd P-White is making waves and gaining popularity. His newest release “925” has a punk influence to show an inside look into the true rockstar lifestyle. Originally from Switzerland, he creates his music in a personal creative setting via his bedroom studio. In 2020 alone, P-White gained an astounding number of listeners totaling over 4 million. His releases are diverse and exude a fun likability that aids in his growing popularity.
I had the opportunity to catch up with Lloyd P-White and discuss his new single “925”, his inspiration, and what is to come in the near future.
What is the inspiration behind your new song “925”?
I’ve just really missed playing live shows. Writing this song took me back to standing on stage and performing my songs, which will hopefully be possible again soon. It’s about my passion for making and performing music becoming my 9 to 5 job. It might be 9 pm to 5 am, but I guess it’s still a 9 to 5.
Check out “925” here:
How does creating your music in a bedroom makeshift studio affect your creativity/ personalization of your sound?
I just feel comfortable there, which allows me to escape into my own little world. I’m sure I could get into the same headspace in a music studio though if I spent enough time there.
What is your earliest memory of music?
That’s got to be my mum’s old Motown record collection. Fire!
What was your first reaction to seeing that you had gained 4.5M Spotify streams in a single year?
It’s cool to see, but in the end, it’s just a number. It does hit me though when I’m at a venue with a lot of people and compare the numbers to actual people. If all the Spotify monthly listeners were in one place I could fill Wembley Stadium twice .. looking at it like that is a bit of madness.
What is the story behind your song “Flowers”?
I don’t like to go too deep into what my songs are about or how to interpret them. I personally as a listener of music in general like to paint my own picture of a song and what feelings it brings out in me. But looking back at the timing of when I wrote “Flowers” it was right after my first ever break up, so even though I never really wanted or planned to write a breakup song, it must’ve been something I just needed to get off my chest.
Check out “Flowers” here:
What is your writing and recording process like?
Every song has a different process. I mostly start with the instrumental of the song and try to create a vibe before I put anything into words. Sometimes I manage to write and finish a song within an hour and sometimes it takes months, it really just depends on the song.
Who is your biggest musical inspiration and why?
Musically anything I listen to inspires me in one way or another. I guess you can hear that in my music as people find it hard to put me in a box. Very cliché but I genuinely listen to all types of music, just really depends on what mood and environment I’m in. I grew up listening to a lot of black music. At first, it was my mum’s music collection when I got older I started getting into hip-hop music and its culture.
What can fans expect to hear from you in the near future?
I’m currently working on my first ever EP which I’m really looking forward to releasing this summer. And hopefully, I’ll be able to be back on stage and come to a town near you in the near future. See you there!
Listen to “925” here.