“I see myself as a pretty modern artist. Someone who isn’t interested in being confined to a particular type or style of music. Before anything else I see myself as a writer, so taking the songs to wherever it feels like they need to go, and following through with those convictions is the most important thing to me. I’ve always been most excited by chasing an idea down the rabbit hole and seeing where you end up with it. Truth be told, I’m addicted to the process. I love artists who, as much as anything, are fans of music and who make that clear in their output, and those who take complete creative control of the presentation of it as well. Those are the sorts of people I want to replicate.
I’ve always been attracted to the idea of being someone who makes music, even before I properly listened to it. I started learning an instrument to have a go at writing songs and never really stopped from there. When some friends of mine wanted to put something together, them knowing I played a little bit of guitar led to me getting asked to play along. When that fell through I knew deep down that I still wanted to have a bash of this music lark. I never saw myself as being a solo musician initially, but I’ve grown to enjoy it and I wouldn’t have it any other way now.”
Tete Essien – Runaway
Tete Essien – Aviator
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