Heralded as "A star in the making..." by online TV show The Hangout Duo. I chatted with Cape Town based singer/songwriter - King Slave Boris an exciting performer with a great following on social media.
As an independent artist King Slave Boris has released multiple albums and singles and says "I don't want my music to make me some change, I want my music to make a change". Here's what he had to say...
Q. Describe your family member's musical interests and abilities. A. I do not come from a musical family. They all love music, but I'm the only one musically inclined in the family.
Q. How do you turn casual fans into fanatics? A. Depends. In this day and age controversies and drama sells. People become fanatics once they fall in love with more than just your music. When your personality becomes just a big as your music that's when you turn casual fans into fanatics.
Q. Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones? A. I'll name a few:
Al Green - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Sting - Fragile
Ray Charles - Georgia
Sting - Roxanne
Billy Paul -Me And Mrs Jones
Randy Crawford - Almaz, One Day I'll Fly Away, Rainy Night In Georgia.
You know what. I have too many.
Q. How do you choose who to work with on a song or an ep/album? A. I get an idea for a concept I'd love to explore. Then I create album or track art around what I feel. Before I think of any tracks or beats; I would design an image that I would use to fuel my creativity for the project.
Q. Which famous musicians have you learned from? A. Amy Winehouse, Sting, Big Pun, Frank Sinatra, Al Green, Eminem, Young The Giant, and the Wu-Tang Clan. This question is particularly difficult, because I have learned from so many great musicians.
This Is South Africa (childish Gambino Remix) - King Slave Boris