Posted On 07 Mar 2017
Meet the genre-bending pop vocalist Lerumo! Last month, he released his latest EP “Twentyone Rebel.”
With a cool and collected demeanor, Lerumo continues to experiment with many sides of pop music through his original music. His latest release, the self-written EP “Twentyone Rebel,” adds on to his already extensive discography, which includes the top 10 European pop single “Mister Poison.”
Stay Connected to Lerumo Here:
“Mister Poison” music video: https://youtu.be/NT_JexT6pLM
“Twentyone Rebel” stream link: https://open.spotify.com/album/2RLfucATO2Sm7BxeOTbJ65
Learn more about Lerumo in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! What are some words you would use to describe 2016 for you and your music? What were some of the highlights? What are you most excited about for 2017?
Anytime. Some words I would use to describe 2016 for me and my music and the three words progressive, beautiful, and enlightening. I learned a lot, worked hard and definitely saw a shift in my career. Seeing things move slowly was so exciting and having built the relationships I have now make everything worthwhile. I’m very excited to see where all the new content will reach.
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory? Could you see yourself doing anything else today?
Well, I have photos of myself at age 5 singing on a stage. Rumour was I was singing in da club by 50 Cent. Music was always a huge passion of mine. I used to write songs at age 8. I can’t see myself doing anything else. If anything, I also want to be a brand ambassador and successful entrepreneur in the corporate world of entertainment.
I’d love to know more about how you experiment with the many sides of pop music through your original music?
I experiment in one way. What helps my diversity is my love for different types of music. I listen to everything from The 1975 to JMSN or Hernameisbanks. Me listening to indie bands, rap, and major pop music from all around the world helps inspire me to do something different each time. I love keeping it fun.
You recently released your latest EP, “Twentyone Rebel.” Can you talk about putting this collection together? What was the inspiration for these songs? How long did it take to put it all together?
Putting this collection together was a sixth month process. From late July up to the beginning of January. The inspiration was me being rebellious and just doing what I wanted. Not following what was popular, or what I heard others making. I’d rather be known for being me than to follow a wave.
What was it like shooting your video for “Mister Poison”? How creatively involved were you in the making of it?
The process was beautiful. I wrote the treatment, made the color board, location scouted, sourced the cinematographer, actors, and we got to it. It happened so smooth it still shocks me. Everyone was on their game as much as I and it made the process such a breeze.
How do you think you have grown as an artist since you first started putting music out?
Answer: I got better at singing. My pen game is getting better day by day. I guess I can say I know exactly where i’m at. What are my levels and weaknesses. Where I can improve. I’m embracing growth every day.
Do you have any touring plans in your future? Where can people see you perform next?
I really do. I want to start touring soon. If not by the end of this year, then next for sure. You can cashh me outside, how bow dah? Just kidding. You can catch me at Numbers Club in Houston, Texas on March 12th.
Who are some of your favorite musicians? What musicians would you love to work with in the future?
Some of my favorite musicians are Miguel, Hernameisbanks, The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, Caitlyn Scarlett, and The 1975.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs?
I hope my music gives people an escape from everything they’re going through. I hope it delivers a smile to every listener.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or your music?
You can get my new EP, Twentyone Rebel on iTunes! It’d mean everything to me. Lookout for more content soon! Not slowing down anytime soon!