Irish RnB / Pop / Rapper JyellowL answers to our QuickFire questions and drops his tasty new single ‘Appetiser’ ft Antigoni.
JyellowL explains: “This song on first listen makes you want to want to move your body from the beginning to end. The creative chemistry between Antigoni and I was immediate and I think it shows how we bounce off each other and go back and forth to create this storyline. The production is banging and we all wanted to make something that merged both our styles, the result is wavey. But there’s a dichotomy in the lyricism and it’s actually a paradox because on one hand, I’m saying I want something substantial from this person. I want someone to feed my soul not an “appetiser” that’ll only temporarily satisfy me but on the other hand, I come across as a little impatient like I’m shallowly content with rushing things to just have a taste.”
What was the first album you bought?
With my own money, it was 50 cent ‘Get rich or die trying’. Classic, that album made me wanna wear Durags and make money
Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations and why?
J. Cole, Jay Z, Ghetts, Wretch 32, Kanye west when it comes to rap because their ability to find pockets for flows, wordplay and lyricism. Burna Boy, Tory Lanez, Drake for their versatility and musicality
What are some non-musical inspirations that motivate your music?
Conversations I have with people in my everyday life. My brother, my parents, random people with interesting perspectives that make me think
Tell us about your single ’Appetiser’ with Antigoni?
The song slaps, it’s very infectious. Teaches people to evaluate the nutritional value of people they meet, while also being able to move their feet. Perfectly balanced
What have you got lined up for next year (2022)?
My name on a lot of line ups, more music that will make the desired impact. Expansion and growth.