Hi El, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I am very well thanks. Just working on new music.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “No Hands (COVID-19)”? I understand this is based on your experience with the awful illness that has basically stopped the world – was the song always meant to be about it or it evolve into it?
The track no hands is a feel-good song with a positive message to create awareness and safety as I was also affected by the deadly virus. I show homage to the front line workers that have worked relentlessly to save my life and the rest of the world.
Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?
How was the recording and writing process?
The energy in writing the song is the same energy I have performing the song on the track with a feel-good vibe as I feel the world needed something with a positive message.
What’s been like to work with Freek Van Workum and how did that relationship develop?
My relationship with Freek Van Workum is a professional relationship, two people that are passionate about the love of music and creating magic.
How much did he get to influence the song?
I had full creative control on the record which allowed the creative process to feel organic.
What role does the UK play in your music?
Frontline staff around the world inspired the song ‘No Hands’ and factoring in the service the NHS provides played a big part of the role the UK played in the birth of this record and saving my life.
How has Childish Gambino and Michael Jackson influenced your writing?
Childish Gambino & Michael Jackson have inspired my live stage performances I utilise the raw energy used to capture my audience with choreography and audience participation but I have always been inspired by Grammy award-winning songwriters and artists and strive to achieve that accolade in my career as their songs are meaningful and memorable.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Currently working on the 2nd single project as we speak which will be released September 11th 2020 song title ‘Wherever I Go’ (feat. KaCe) The song is produced by non other than Freek Van Workum.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
The album will have major influences from various genres ranging from Hip Hop, R&B, New Jack Swing and Pop. Once the album has been fully completed we will announce the name of the album as each track changes the direction and feel of the project as it is under construction date is still yet to be confirmed.
Any plans to hit the road?
Once the world has opened it’s borders I would be happy to hit the road and tour again but until then you can catch up on the latest updates on social media and streaming platforms for the upcoming album and single releases for EL JAWANI.
What else is happening next in El Jawani’ world?
In the studio at the moment working on multiple projects as we speak but for those that have just tuned into the journey follow me on my social media account and let’s enjoy journey together.