Exclusive Interview with rising star “Delvin Hindle”
By Nethmi Jayatilleke
With a voice destined to fill arenas, the young singer-song writer, Delvin is making some noise in the industry, despite being pretty new to the scene. You can’t help but like the self effacing teen who has been seriously making thoughtful music since 2014. Delvin spoke to Chokolaate to share his musical journey, the art of song writing and future plans in the music industry.
- What drew you to the music industry?
Well, ever since I was a kid I loved the sound of music. Music was basically everywhere. No matter where or what I was doing I always heard a song playing on the radio. And I loved it! I wanted to sing. So I started to sing the same songs I heard on the radio at the same time or whenever I remembered them. Or should I say I was very close to be singing but not really. I never practised or trained my voice. I just sang the songs that were suck in my head at that time. Even though I wasn’t really good, I really enjoyed it. And I still do. I started writing songs. The feeling singing my own song was amazing.I kept posting videos of me singing and playing my own songs on YouTube. But I wasn’t actually getting anywhere except for a few beautiful comments by my family and friends. So I did this for about 2-3 years until I actually got a break through. One of my cousin’s friends saw one of my videos and said I should speak to this guy who’s a really good person and a professional producer. He was Azlan Sheriffdeen. Who is now my Manager and Producer. So we met for the first time and spoke about doing my first single which is called “Wish You Were Here”. We ended up doing a Music Video for it as well. The song was released back in 2014. And now I’m here, making new music which will be released in the near future. And I hope to do much more.
2. Let’s talk about your song writing process. How does a song usually
For me, mostly, like any other song writer would do is to express how I feel. It could be something I’ve been through, gone through or going through. Sitting down with my guitar and improvising with words and chords usually work for me. 3. How would you describe your current sound?
Well, I’d say the world is changing and it’s changing fast. Music is evolving and I’m somewhere down that line trying to keep up. And I think I sound okay.
4. What’s an average day like for you?
For me an average day would be, waking up early to playing some video games to singing and playing my guitar to playing some cricket with the cousins and karate practise late evening. 5. Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?
Yes I do, so far I’ve collaborated with Hibshi and Shermain Willis. There’s no process per say but I appreciate what others do and am honoured whenever I’m asked to collaborate. And I hope to do more collaborations in the future.
6. What is your favorite part about this line of work?
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