GET TO KNOW: Del Ro'Yale
Following on from a batch of fresh and exciting releases over the last few months, Virginia-based artist Del Ro'Yale is back on the grind as he drops his breezy new effort 'Ghost'.
Lifted from his forthcoming new album 'Risking It All: Wavs', which is set to arrive later this year, 'Ghosts' showcases more of that effervescent R&B direction he is known for. With his lilting voice layered over a breadth of broad and adventurous production, he is certainly setting his sights on becoming one of the most explosive new acts of the moment.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
I will have to say Amy Winehouse. Amy’s music and voice stuck out to me as a kid. Eventhough I didn’t exactly know what she was talking about, i could feel what she wassaying through. He tone spoke to me and told the stories and I can remember I use tojust tear up.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
No I didn’t form a band but I always wanted to.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
My primary inspiration in writing was to express myself. I’m the type of person thatbottles emotion and after writing it out expressing my thought it feels relieving.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
The song I wish I wrote for myself is “Scared of beautiful” by Brandy.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
The night in New Jersey when I was at a meet up with my Wsa (Writing SessionsAmerica) Family. We had vulnerable moments and shared personal stories. Weconnected with one another. I never felt that much love and support for one another in ahuge group setting, it was the best feeling ever.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
It’s hard to choose one. I want to share the stage with John Legend & H.E.R the most.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
There are a lot of people I want to collaborate with. I want to collaborate with like mindedartist. If I had to choose 1 I would say Frank Ocean.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I see myself being a big known music artist. Performing on stage being an icon, writing & owning my own IT servicing company.
Del Ro'Yale's new single 'Ghost' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it below.