Tell us about yourself.

I’m a Sagittarian, from London, though originally from a galaxy far away. My favourite film is a toss-up between Labyrinth and Harold and Maude. People have told me I look like Freddie Mercury. It’s the moustache I guess!

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Tell us about yourself as an artist.

I am a producer/singer/songwriter but visual art is really important to me and a big part of what I do.

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Tell us about the genre of your music.

In my head I write pop music. In reality it’s slightly more experimental and left of the middle, eccentric pop.

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Tell us about the story behind your song.

With my last single “Witches” I was having a lot of strange dreams involving witches. It had been simmering for a while, so I wrote the hook first and the rest came really easily and I gave myself the freedom to go wherever I wanted with it and had fun recording it. I had these slightly mad ideas for the video too and I’m really pleased with the eeriness we achieved.

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Tell us the challenges you are facing as a musician.

Nothing real, all the challenges I face are in my head. There a number of “Witches,” bitchin’ in there! Self-doubt, self-criticism, restlessness…

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song.

I write and produce everything at home; I have a really simple logic setup with a Rode Mic going into my new baby, an Art Pro preamp, going into logic. With “Witches” I experimented with beats for a while but I started to really feel it when I added the classical vocals in at the beginning and the bass which drives the whole track. For me, it’s crunch time once I nailed the hook and I kept it simple and it worked.

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Tell us the names of blogs, radio or TV stations that have supported you so far.

I have had some great press, which I am really grateful for. My favourites have been The Line Of Best Fit, The Huffington Post and High Snobiety. I have avoided radio as I have learnt the hard way that unless you are a signed to a major then it is a bit pointless and exhausting to even try and compete.

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Tell us more about your music career, experience and future goal.

I have been in a number of projects and bands but I feel really at home with where I am now as an artist. In Uni I was in a Glam rock band and one day I even had Pete Burns from Dead or Alive (unfortunately, dead now) come to my student house to record a track. I am now signed to an awesome label called Little Assembly and who knows what the future holds, I’m learning to surrender to it all, but that doesn’t mean I am not ambitious. I am! I want to win a Grammy man!

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

For me, if I am honest, I am quite ADHD and OCD and music is a gift of self-healing to me, and if it soothes others in some way that’s a bonus. Being in the mood of creative flow also inspires.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Ask me again when I have written one and the money is in the bank! I don’t think one can write a hit song by committee, there is something of the mystical about it.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Be nice to yourself, always.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

My Debut EP is out now and I have released 3 music videos this year that you can check on YouTube.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I usually start with a beat but I sometimes start with a hook and go from there. I’m not musical in a traditional sense. I hear the music in my head and then get it out by drawing it on the screen in Logic. I am meticulous, sometimes to a fault and can record the vocals 100 times before I’m happy with the emotion in it. Sometimes I am writing in the fly and experimenting with melodies while recording. Recording your own vocals can be challenging as you cannot perform and judge at the same time. I’d like to work with a really good vocal producer one day so I can just focus on the performance.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

David Bowie, Prince, Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, M.I.A.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I would love to collaborate with Patti Smith actually. She is old school and I love her poetry so would like her to recite something over one of my tracks – could you ask her for me?

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State the links to your social networks and stores for the purchase of your music.

www.youtube.com/adamprinceking

 

www.facebook.com/adamprincekingmusic

 

www.instagram.com/adamprinceking

https://littleassembly.lnk.to/APKEP

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

I think my happiest day was when I lost my Virginity.  I don’t think I have had my saddest or happiest day yet to be honest. I have had low days in deep depression where I have paid to the powers that be to take me. I think only people that have plummeted to the deepest darkest waters of depression will understand but I have a lot more happy days than sad days now.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would first take myself to Bali on a retreat and then go to see the Great Barrier Reef before us humans destroy it completely. Then I would buy a house so I can have some security and then that’s probably it as 1 million doesn’t go that far! Though I’d take it with gratitude and love in my heart!


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