Interview with David O | Edition XIX.3

• Performing Artist •

Name:  David O

Hometown: Shoreditch, London, England, UK

Location: London


Describe your sound as if we were deaf

I think the music is definitely pop music. It’s heartfelt and comes from a real place. It’s emotive and I’m trying to my stories with my listeners, it’s very truthful and Personal. I think there are definitely country and soulful influences buts it definitely pop music.

What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
I grew up listening to Pop music in 90’s so that plays a major role in my music.  I’m a massive fan of Adele, Amy Winehouse, Mumford and Sons, Kanye West and Rihanna

Do you have a favourite musical project that you’ve worked on?
I loved writing my song “Why Won’t you Love Me” I knew when I was writing I wanted to be honest, as it was a truthful situation. It felt like I was like getting a lot off my chest. I remember writing in a studio in New York and, there was a woman who was working in the studio, heard me singing it and started crying, that was quite a touching moment.

What was the main factor for launching your career when you did? 
I love music. It has to be because there are so many ups and downs, and at the end of day you have to remind yourself why you do it.

Who are some people you would like to work with? 
I would love to work with Rick Rubin, Salaam Remi and Raphael Saadiq, In terms of songwriters Tom Waits is amazing I would love to work with him. I’m massive fan of Danja too; I think his apart of Timbaland’s production team.

How is the internet changing your craft? 
The internet has positives and negatives. The good thing is it makes music global, I have friends and supporters all around the world and the internet makes it easier to share. On the other side I think it distracts artists from the music, we become obsessed with blogging, tweeting, updating our facebook accounts to attract fans instead of concentrating on the most important thing which is the music.

Do you feel like what you are doing is important? 
Haha I don’t think my music is going to save the world, but I hope it will put a smile on someone’s faces .I hope people can relate to it and feel like there not the only one who goes through such situations.

Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals or talents you have in mind?
Right now my music is the most important thing to me. I really want to be a worldwide act. I’m excited for the future and have many things on my list to achieve. There are so many great venues that I would love to play at one day for example  The Royal Albert Hall in London, I’ve seen Adele and the Spice Girls there, it’s such an  iconic venue. Madison Square Garden in New York, I used be a big fan of the WWE/WWF that venue is epic. And Wembley Stadium in London it holds 90,000 people, I can imagine hearing myself saying Hello Wembley