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INTERVIEW: Kyote Noir

Hi Kyote, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’m great, I’ve been luxuriating and recording after a busy summer with The Age of L.U.N.A; we’ve done a nice run this summer after the launch of our EP ‘COCO’. I’m grateful.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Bape”?

BAPE is a statement. Everything I do has a purpose and paints a picture for the listener. I wrote this for the kids like me that live on estates and get called weird or get laughed at because they dress differently to everyone else; I was probably the only kid on my block trying to skate at 15 with a BAPE sweatshirt my ex-girlfriend got me. I am heavily into hip hop, so Eminem, Pharrell, Lupe Fiasco, Wu Tang (as some to name) all influenced me; they thought different, moved differently. I remember hearing Lupe Fiasco ‘Kick Push’ when Butch and I were playing ‘Skate’ (ps2 game), from then I started looking into rappers that skate. I was broke growing up all my friends would have nice threads and so I would borrow now and again without my parents knowing because they were trying to raise me to appreciate the small things in life on some annoying parental morale; it sucked but I love them. However, I always had heart and no one could tell me shit. I keep my head down and do what I need to. BAPE is just the best song for the kids that love buying the freshest shit and get called Hypebeast because of it. There won’t be a better song for the brand, I want NIGO to hear it. =|

Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?

Growing up and not getting what I wanted to like all my friends. Then also coming up on this music stuff and getting free stuff and knowing what it is I want. I had to dig up those past emotions and blend them with the new to execute those thoughts and feelings perfectly. I love the song. I got the message across well; it’s a song I can listen to and always remember what it was I was feeling.

Any plans to release a video for the track?

If it feels right, I’ll give it a shot. If I like the end result, it’s going out!

How was the recording and writing process?

The hook is literally me shouting out my thoughts and feelings. I wrote the first verse in 10 minutes. While Miguel made the beat. I sat on the song for about a month then the second verse just came to me one day and I recorded it straight away. 

What role does West London plays in your music?

West London especially where I’m from is quiet but lit at the same time. It’s all love round here, everyone is hungry for something. Not many people make music, more times people are about quick money and hustling their way to the top. Growing up around that I can definitely say it’s most likely where I get my drive. 

Does the new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?

Maybe. I just love recording, so maybe it could be time for something.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

I don’t know, that’ll take a while; titles are important to me. I need a better title than ‘Awaken, my love’ or ‘To pimp a butterfly’ hahaha.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes! I’ll be moving with L.U.N.A soon!

What else is happening next in Kyote Noir’s world?

Some kick ass shit that I’ve always wanted to do! Can’t wait for everyone to see xD

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