D5’s progressive style is based on a foundation of British rap and RNB influences. However, the artist intends on experimenting with his sound to keep his music fresh and his listeners engaged.
We arranged a call with D5 to explore his creative process – and how he kept inspired during lockdown. Since making music from the age of 14, D5’s passion for the industry has continued to grow and evolve, with 6 singles and a debut album to date.
So, what is D5’s musical creative process?
In fact, D5 was speaking to us from his home studio in the city of Leeds. Although D5 is a solo artist, the rapper lives with other musicians whom he met and has known since college.
D5 credits his housemates and the resulting collaborative process as what saved him during lockdown – “Otherwise, I would have driven myself crazy.” The rapper understood other people’s struggles with loneliness during lockdown and was grateful that he was able to spend it in company, doing what he is passionate about.
After releasing several singles, D5 finally released his debut album, “Channel 5” in December last year. The album consists of 8 songs all with different vibes and sounds – to not only evoke a number of feelings in those listening, but also to represent the many sides of D5.
D5 want to connect with his listeners through music is evident. Although he thinks it is cliché, he hopes to inspire others to do what they want to – not just to uplift them but spur them on through both good and rough times.
Although the current pandemic put a hold on D5’s plans for 2020, he has a clear vision for his future in the music industry.
So what are D5’s next steps going into 2021?