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An Interview With Sú North

A fresh release from Sú North brings out a colorful blend of classic and new school hip-hop vibes and does it all with enough character to turn heads and grab your attention along with a knack for presenting this particular brightness that sort of draws you in and keeps you right where it wants to.

"Yellow" has a wonderful way of creeping up on you and getting your head bobbing with the groove while you pay attention to the unique lyrical phrasing and lushness the song gives.

This has plenty of great surprises around its corners and just hands over an atmosphere that you don't really want to leave.

Those elements of classic and old-school hip-hop style really let the song feel nostalgic and welcoming in a way and what's more, is that you can clearly hear the love for his craft the artist boasts in literally every second of his release.

You get the feeling that there was plenty of attention to detail when building this track up, but it never loses that soul which is so important with songs like this.

You're supposed to feel and think from music like this, and it really works when it's done right.

You get a grasp of his personality as the song really oozes with it and in the end, you feel as if you know him better which is something you just never get any more.

I just love that cross of underground approach with this radio freshness that lets everything shine but still has this seasoned undertone.

As the track plays on you get a sense of everything that's happening from the bass line to the backing vocals and everything in between and it all comes together to create something you want to let flow around you in your everyday life.

The music has horns, piano, and classic beats and it all adds to that character.

Danceable, fun, addictive, chill, and massive vibing, this track hits all the sweet spots and does it in around two minutes which is beyond impressive.

A real musician making songs as a passion project sounds something like this.

This was a gracefully performed track that you can't really get enough of and with its release we wanted to have a sit down with Sú North to find out where it came from and what might be next for the artist.

Here's what happened.

Buzz Slayers: Okay, let's start with " Yellow''! This song has a refreshing production and an immense pop feel! How did this track come about?

“The track was created out of the joy self-love brings, the joy I have for others I love, and the joy of other people loving me,” he shares. “Yellow is a color associated with the sun. It symbolizes optimism, energy, joy, happiness and friendship.”

Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you as an artist? When did you fall in love with music?

I fell in love with music at an early age. One of my favorite memories of my music journey is playing the drums with my other musician friends in the church for hours learning and covering different songs. Coldplay, James Brown, and Michael Jackson were some of our favorite artists to cover.

Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you?

Self-love, learning, and community are some of the themes that inspire me to write and produce my songs. I realized at an early age that music is a tool that brings people together and forms powerful connections.

Buzz Slayers: This single has some great styles on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?

Outside of music, I am cinematographer. As a cinematographer and creative director, I bring a unique perspective to musicianship, understanding the importance of marrying visuals and sonics for a full artistic experience that is immersive and captivating. Some of my biggest influences are Donald Glover (Childish Gambino), Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000 and of course Coldplay.

Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?

When I’m not making music, I am filming / directing music videos for other artists, writing screenplays, and drinking tea.

Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?

Savage Mind - Generations (He is a dope underground musician and rapper from the Bay Area. His music is so unique and brings so much musicianship)

Luna Li - Cloud Castle (Her music is so dope and dreamy)

FKA twigs - honda (feat. pa salieu) ———— electric vocal & powerful bass.

Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?

Soon! I'm playing an intimate show that will be live streamed from my house! Dates will be coming soon

Buzz Slayers: Did you record yourself or hit a big studio for this?

I have an in-home studio where I record and write my music.

Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?

My fans can expect more music in the next couple months. I just finished up a record with this amazing artist from the Bay Area, California named Jada Imani, she is so dope and inspiring to the community. The way she approaches her artistry should be studied, seriously. I'm really proud of this record we did.

Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?

Community and self-love is important. These two things are what I put into my music every day. I hope you all feel that when you listen to me.

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