From ‘In2’ and Beyond…
Representing the power of organic growth and true artistry, WSTRN came about in the most natural way possible. Working together as solo artists when recording their hit song ‘In2’, the collective soon went on to become a full-time three-piece under Atlantic Records. With no shortage of cultural influences and a unique perspective on music from each, the breadth of their sound knows no bounds. PAUSE sat down with the group to talk all things music, fashion and inspiration.
You’ve recently released a song with Mr Eazi titled ‘Lovestruck’. How did this collaboration come about?
Haile: I reached out to Mr Eazi who had a song out at the time called Skin-tight which I really liked, and we connected from then. He reached out to me later down the line about a remix. We kept in contact, and then we created Lovestruck, I thought it was a good idea to get him on the song because it has got a lot of afro influences in it. From then he recorded his part and killed it, so that’s how the song came about.
Speaking of collaborations, Haile you feature on NINE’s new album on the song ‘Make it up to U’. Did you know NINES previous to this?
Haile: Yes, I had a song with NINE’s previous to this called ‘Can’t Blame Me’ that came out around the same period that we released ‘IN2′. We met in a studio, built a connection, and we’ve been cool ever since. So when he came to work on his new album, he reached out to me.
Are you guys working towards an album?
Louis: Yeah, right now we’re locked into the studio, making magic happen. Hopefully, the people receive it well.