South Londoner VX Duse has today unveiled his latest single – Sia feat. Danny Sanchez – the latest release from his debut EP, dropping at the top of 2022. Just his third ever solo release, VX Duse exemplifies his songwriting prowess on this downtempo R&B cut that brings together Duse and Danny Sanchez; two of South London’s most promising emerging artists
Who were your musical influences growing up?
“My musical influences were artists like Ruben Blades, J Cole, Drake, Tory Lanez, Coops, Post Malone, Michael Jackson, and My Pops”
Tell us about your new single Sia…we love it…
“Sia is an honest song about emotions that occur during the pursuit of passion, positive and negative”.
How did the collaboration with Danny Sanchez come about?
“I’m part of a group called VX Mob and Danny Sanchez was introduced to me by one of the members vx ells. Ever since then we’ve all been boys and supported each others careers…making music, doing shows hanging out when we can. Sia is a product of that”.
Describe your music in 3 words
“Honest, thoughtful and tailored”
If VX Duse could collaborate with any other artist – who would that be?
“So many..I’d love to collaborate with Don toliver , OVO (Drake, Partynextdoor, Majid Jordan) and XO (the Weekend, Nav) Latin artist like Kali uchis, bad bunny & jhay Cortez”
Where do you get your inspiration from when writing songs?
“I get my inspiration from real life experiences that have happened in my life and people around me aswell as creating stories and narratives like they do in movies”.
If you had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?
“I’d like to be remembered for having visions, for always trying and having that why not attitude, which can be utilised In every field”.
What next for VX Duse?
“Elevation. From music to videos, shows and pushing my unit VX (2224) in every way possible. To showcase my story and let people take it in”.
By Siân Parker