Q: Hi Terell, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
A: I’m good, thanks for taking the time to line this up!
Q: Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Black History”?
A: It’s a song that tells how I feel about the continuous police brutality, and un- just killings of un- armed black men as well as the effects of American slavery. it’s a rise up, stand together vibe.
Q: Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
A: No specific event, just what’s been brewing in my mind and I finally found some music that brought it out of me.
Q: Tell us about the music video?
A: The Music video for Black History is a Vancouver Music Fund supported video, which means I got a grant from the city of Vancouver to cover all the expenses of the video. Its mixed with 1800’s plantation scenes and a modern day storyline of my life.
Q: How was the recording and writing process?
A: It didn’t take too long once I got into it, it came natural I just thought about things that I’ve been through and seen out there. Things that we see happening to un armed people. Recorded it at Nova studios.
Q: What made you want to pay tribute to the black history month this time around?
A: I have been wanting to do something to acknowledge Black History Month for a while now, I just don’t really make music unless I’m inspired and I finally was able to articulate my thoughts into a song.
Q: Do you see this becoming some sort of a tradition moving on and maybe pay tribute moving forward?
A: I think I’ll leave it at the 1 record for now, we’ll see.
Q: What role does Vancouver play in your music?
A: Its where I’m from and where 80% of my music is recorded, its home for me , the things I’ve gone through in this city made me who I am.
Q: Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
A: Definitely! I have some new Drops coming in March.
Q: Any tentative release date or title in mind?
A: Specific dates are TBD. Stay tuned on my socials.
Q: Any plans to hit the road?
A: Right now I’m Just focused on recording music and making visuals for those songs.
Q: What else is happening next in Terell Safadi’s world?
A: Working on a couple bangers for the summer and looking to play some festivals, I’ll be announcing some show dates and release dates soon.