For those who have never heard of Tremayne, who is he and what is his music about?
Anyone who reads this might be familiar with me from my collective STAYOUTLATE, which admittedly is a completely different artist solo Tremayne. Solo Tremayne is unpredictable, highly experimental and extremely thoughtful. Most of my music, whether bright or dark sounding, dances in a vast, often uncomfortable world of existentialism.
You’ve recently released your new single ‘Daddy Issues’ featuring Backxwash and Charlie Noiir.
You collaborate with Charlie Noiir often, what was the creative process like working with
I’m truly lucky in the sense that my personal compass tends to often guide me to people and places that either creatively or emotionally support my journey. This song is actually 3 or 4 years old and maybe a year or so after it was made and somewhat forgotten about, Backxwash and I were booked for the same show at a festival in Montreal called Pop Montreal. I had never heard of her, but after the performance I became a huge fan. Her performance was stuck in my brain for a while and every month or so I go through my catalogue of unreleased songs to see if anything resonates with me enough to put out. After listening to the song I knew I wanted to send it to Backxwash to add a verse. Little did I know her star would begin to rise and it would take a little time to get the verse back, but when I heard it, it was well worth the wait. Backxwash is honestly an amazing human, polite, humble and for the people. Glad we were able to make this collab happen.
This year you’ve recently returned to releasing solo music, was there a reason for taking a
The thing about being an independent artist is that there is no team behind you to handle each aspect of your career. It’s just you and whoever is willing to lend a hand. If you don’t have an answer it’s up to you to find it. If your career isn’t progressing it’s your fault. I think more important than creation for an artist who wants to make this their career is making sure business is running how it should. If things aren’t in place to allow you to grow and profit as an artist, you’ll find yourself in big trouble really fucking quick.
If any, what have been some major challenges you’ve encountered in your music career so far?
Honestly I think my major challenge is I was absolutely not supposed to pursue music. I have no family history, no friends in high places, no connection and no formal training. I was just a poor kid, who has music to thank for keeping me alive and somewhat out of trouble. It also was my parents when I had none, my moral compass and my best friend. So I decided it’s music as a career or die. Very disturbing relationship lol.
What does your creative process look like? How does it differ when working as a solo artist
versus collaborating with STAYOUTLATE?
Working with STAYOUTLATE is like working with your siblings. We laugh, we fight, we support each other and the end product is almost always magic. Working with myself I’m hard as fuck on every aspect of my creation and it either has to be something completely different and my own or it won’t see the light of day. Except for being performed at a bunch of shows lol. Most of my music is recorded and then sits for months or years and is constantly revisited before it’s released. Then the release process is a whole other story.
What is your favourite aspect of being an artist and releasing music?
At this moment my favorite aspect is convincing people that I deserve to have this as a career. I deserve fans, I deserve for my music to be respected and written about in important publications, that my music has value to the world and I should be a world renowned artist.
Alongside music, fashion is also a huge passion of yours, would you say these two worlds
go hand in hand?
I think a musician to a designer is as silverware is to a chef. A designer will spend all this time creating this amazing collection and how they present it to the world is what allows the world to understand and gravitate towards it, like a chef with well plated food and beautiful cutlery. At one point it used to be rockstars, now the most influential models are rappers.
What do we have to look forward to from Tremayne in the upcoming months?
You’ll have to follow me on all my social media and wait and see. If you’re a fan I have a shit ton of exciting things in store.
Finally what is one message you’d like fans to take away from experiencing your art?
LFDY or LSD or WWYDIYSWAHCAAOTBFCHH ( Gen Z might not get this one).
Catch Tremaynes latest single ‘Daddy Issues’ below: