From X- Factor to Calvin Harris Kye Sones has stormed his career performing with top artist’s and releasing his EP, I caught up with him to see what’s new and what the future holds…
Scott: When did you realise that you wanted to be a singer / performer?
Kye: I was very young probably about 8/9 and my older brother , cousin and me we’re all big Michael Jackson fans. We’d always be playing the Bad album and dancing around to it. Then I was lucky enough to be taken to see the Dangerous tour at Wembley stadium and that’s when I thought yes I wanna do that!
Scott: Who was your idol / inspiration growing up?
Kye: Michael Jackson!
Scott: You wrote music for some amazing people, Can you tell us more about it. How it all came about?
Kye: Sometimes it’s easier to write for other people than for yourself as your less judgemental with it. Most of the people I started writing for where friends first which makes it easier as there’s no ego in the room. Then I started looking to who I’d like to work with and I’d write a song with them in mind and send it over to them. In Dance music this works better as they generally don’t write songs they focus more on production.
Scott: What will be your advice to anyone trying to break the music industry now?
Kye: Do it for love not for money. Because it’s getting harder and harder to make any money out of working in music. My advice to my self has always been ” never give up”. You take a lot of knocks and many times you think about doing something else but if you stay strong and never give up you’ll get something out of it. Eventually…
Scott: Your EP “Seven” on Itunes what can you tell us about it, Why did you call it “Seven”?
Kye: Seven’s always been my lucky number and it just felt appropriate for the EP. It’s essentially a break up record. The few years surrounding it were tough so it’s a breakup record with those few years really and everything in them.
Scott: Can you remember the first record you bought?
Kye: I remember having Bad and Dangerous. The first one I actually bought though I think was Maria Carey music box.
Scott: If you could choice to perform / write for any artist who would it be and why?
Kye: At the moment I’m in the dance world and writing for a lot of guys in that genre. I’d like to write with and for anyone like Calvin Harris, Diplo and Major Lazer Chain Smokers etc. Then also be the featured vocalist and perform with them.
Scott: You shared the same stage as Calvin Harris, How was that experience?
Kye: Ibiza rocks was one of the best experiences as a performer I’ve had. The energy was incredible. It’s something I’ll never forget.
Scott: Whats your plans for 2016 / 2017 ?
Kye: I have some exciting collaborations in the pipeline. We almost have a video ready for a song called “Colors” which is with a guy called ATTLAS who is Deadmau5s main man and signed to Mau5trap records. I’m very proud of that song and ATTLAS is an incredible talent and a really nice guy. It’s been a pleasure working with him. Then I have a song on quite a big up and coming album out in October. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say who yet. But his last 3 songs went to number one in multiple countries so I’m super excited to be a part of his album. I then have another few singles out on Armada records. One at the end of August called ” beautiful enemies” with an artist called JYRA. Then one caller ” eyes wide shut” on the new MOWË album which is also out on Armada and then another in November with JYRA again.
I’m hopefully going to release another EP before the end of the year too and generally see where life takes me. I’m open to life.