KSI’s next album influenced by an amalgamation of genres
Written by Hit Music Radio News on 15/03/2021
The ‘Really Love’ hitmaker has hailed himself as “this fluid guy” when it comes to his music taste, and teased that his follow-up to his acclaimed 2020 debut studio album, ‘Dissimulation’, will traverse many different styles, from K-Pop to country and rock and rap.
KSI told Viper magazine: “I like music from K-Pop, even some country now and then, some rock, there’s some hardcore rock.
“Obviously rap, drill, grime. All different genres, pop, I just love music.
“I wanted to level up everything, I feel with this album I’ve definitely done that and it’s gonna blow people away.
“I like to call myself an anomaly, I’m just this fluid guy.”
The YouTuber-turned-musician is currently in the running for number one in the UK with his Yungblud and Polo G collaboration, ‘Patience’.
Speaking of the track upon its release, he said: “With the energy of Yungblud and the style of Polo G, I bring to you another banger for people to enjoy.
“The song is called ‘Patience’ and it’s very fitting for everything we are going through right now and what we’ve all been experiencing collectively during this lockdown.
“I’m so incredibly proud to have Yungblud and Polo G on this record with me. I knew that I wanted to collaborate with Yungblud when I watched him perform for the first time at last year’s NME Awards. Together with Polo G, we’ve created an absolute smash and cannot wait until we’re able to perform it live together on stage, it’s going to be special”
Yungblud, 23, also relished the experience of working with KSI, who rose to prominence on YouTube before he turned his attention towards music.
He said: “KSI is an artist who came into music from a non-traditional route. Something I relate to a lot!
“He had something to say when no one would listen, and he ended up speaking and connecting to millions of people and they spoke back. That ideology is exactly what Yungblud is about.
“Of course, we were going to work together in some shape or form. He has become a really close friend of mine and my favourite thing in the world is to make music with my friends. Having Polo on it is an absolute honour, he’s a true f****** punk, his individuality shines and I am a massive fan.
“This song is about needing time to process what is going on around you, about needing a second to just exist and be. You don’t have to know what’s next, just try and be present every day. I think this is a message we can all relate to right now.”