Having already clocked up more than five million streams for his releases to date, fast-rising producer problem solved has now returned once again with his vibrant new single 'On The Throne'.
Teaming up with vocalists Isabél Usher and Zee Will for the release, 'On The Throne' makes for a brilliantly fresh and inventive listen. Adopting more of that broad and adventurous electronic direction he is known for, his newest offering is another heady dose of his abstract aesthetic from start to finish.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and what has been inspiring him of late.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
I fell in love with guitar, fun fact is, I’m actually named after Eric Clapton.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
I loved all sorts of stuff, the first album that I bought was Slipknot, the second was an EP by Britney Spears hahah. I remember being a huge fan of Linkin Park, Korn etc. as well.
What was the first album you remember owning?
Not really an album but me and my brother used to record the radio to create our own mixtapes on cassette. Sometimes it took ages to get the full version of songs because you only realised you should be recording after the song was already playing.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Runaway by Ye.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
Not really, every song starts differently. I tried sticking to making one beat every morning for 100 days earlier this year though, that was a great habit to get faster.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
Bakar, JID, Oliver Malcolm.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
Inspiring somebody to do something or feel something they otherwise wouldn’t experience.
And what is the most frustrating part?
Frustrating but also in a way important, for sure perfectionism.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Think less, do more.
problem solved's new single 'On The Throne (with Isabél Usher & Zee Will)' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.