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GET TO KNOW: C.T
After cementing himself with an impressive run of releases these last few years, fast-rising British rapper C.T is back to his vibrant best once again on the pulsing new single 'Down For Me'.
Bringing back more of that fresh and immersive direction he ha built for himself since he first emerged, 'Down For Me' makes for a powerful listen throughout. With his driven flow riding across a progressive production from start to finish, he is returning with one of his most impactful cuts to date here.
So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
For me it’s probably got to be Jimi Hendrix. Seeing the way he used to play guitar as a kid made me want to be a musician because I just thought he was so cool.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Me and my friends formed a band in lockdown called Djangos thief. It was a kind of rock/neo-rap influence on the style, more similar to Rage Against the Machine but a little more modern.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
Just growing up and seeing how life moves and how people are different and the situations we go through and how they make us the people we are today. One thing I’ve learned is you can always take inspiration from even the smallest things, sometimes looking a little closer to home is all it takes to get the next idea.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
If I had to choose one song, just based on what I was mentioning earlier, it would have to be “Voodoo Child”. I know Jimi Hendrix didn’t write it, but the way he performs it really hits deep for me because it’s raw and even though it’s not particularly the most specific song with a clear narrative, it just has a feeling that I can’t quite put my finger on, especially the way he plays it anyway.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
Probably going back to Australia and breaking into that scene over there. It was just a completely different experience for me. People take in the music differently over there. Equally I don’t believe in reliving or going back in time. As for me it’s pointless, we can only move forward so for me I’m excited about the future and what’s to come
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Travis Scott will be pretty lit to share stages, as I know, shows go crazy.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
In terms of UK artists French the kid is a very talented artist and I think we have similar styles so he could be a good feature. Also on another note Trippie Redd is very different to most which also fits in with my style. Brent Faiyaz is another artist who I really like as well so there is a bag of people I’d like to work with in the industry right now
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Shutting down stages at festivals and writing, recording music with influential and established artists in the industry and starring in the short film were planning, alongside running my own charity for school kids who are underprivileged, I intend to make a difference no Matter the cost as I feel it’s my duty to help and guide those who need it. The world will know who C.T is.
C.T's new single 'Down For Me' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it below.