Q: “An Incense Burns” is a breath of fresh air! I love the dream pop elements that make the song so special! Can you walk me through your creative process in making “An Incense Burns”?
SINGBABYSING: Thank you, I’ve never heard my music described as dream pop, but I really see what you mean. I’ll settle for dark dream pop if that’s a thing. The writing of ‘An Incense Burns’ came around pretty naturally, the track is a snapshot into a moment of emotion, it’s about relationships, taking the decision to commit absolutely and supporting someone through tough times. I also teamed up with south coast artist Fearn who co-produced the track. We were trying to create a track with unconventional elements and structure, whilst retaining the original emotion of the writing and I think we got there.
Q: I can’t believe your debut EP “Spring Brings The Blues EP” was released in November 2021; you seem so mature in your musical ability! What did you enjoy most about making “An Incense Burns”?
SINGBABYSING: The debut EP was a long time coming… I’ve been writing and recording music since I was a teenager, playing in bands, but SINGBABYSING was only set up a year or so ago. I’d say the thing I enjoyed the most was the percussion in the final chorus, it’s such a niche detail but I feel it adds some movement to the track and texture to the track’s rhythm.
Q: In your own words, how would you describe the music you typically create?
SINGBABYSING: sad boy slightly dark indie alternative songwriter dream pop.
Q: The production on “An Incense Burns” sounds so professional! Can you walk me through the production process on this track?
SINGBABYSING: That’s probably the biggest compliment you could give me. I self-produce all my tracks at the moment from my bedroom setup in Tooting and it’s a slow process of slowly adding elements, trail and error. For this track Fearn’s co-production help take the track forward, he was great in adding ambient elements, the nylon string guitar melodies at the very start and bass.
Q: If you could collaborate with any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?
SINGBABYSING: It’s got to be Mount Kimbie. I love their production style and would love to lend some vocals, so if you are listening Dom and Kai hit me up!
Q: Was there a pivotal moment in your life when you decided to follow your path as a musician?
SINGBABYSING: That’s a tough question. The urge to make music has always been burning away at me. To be honest the lockdowns gave me the time I needed to focus on my music and without that time I probably wouldn’t be releasing music now.
Q: What’s next for you?
SINGBABYSING: I’ve got a gig coming up at the Spice of Life in Soho on the 17th of June – I’ve just put together a band features horns, synths, guitar, bass and drums – which is gonna be a fun one. I’m also sitting on four or five tracks that I need to produce so that will keep me busy!
Q: Parting words to your fans?
SINGBABYSING: Thanks for listening x
Interviewed by Melissa Cusano