The artist that is Mr. Probz has many layers to his creativity. Regularly pushing the boundaries of just making music by collaborating with a plethora of different people to craft something outstanding, his latest single ‘Space For Two’ is an example of this.
We talked it over with him.
Hey, good to chat to you! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself as an artist – what makes you tick?
Likewise! Funny you ask because I have serious watch addiction, haha. It can be anything really. From a painting I saw somewhere or the sound of a bird chirping. I can get that random lightbulb moment anywhere. If I knew where the inspiration came from or how it’s triggered, it would make my life much easier.
What are some of the most important lessons you’ve learned since you started making music? What have been some of the challenges along the way?
Well, that’s hard to say because I’ve always tried to learn from everything in life. Every victory or setback has hidden jewels in it and sometimes it takes a bit longer to connect the dots. Staying true to myself is something I’ve learned at an early stage, so if I had to pick one lesson it has to be that one.
What do you listen to when you’re not making it?
Most of the legends that passed away too early…
Your new tune ‘Space For Two’ is a really wonderful track. How long did it take you to put together and did you enjoy making it?
Thank you! I got to start off by giving a quick shout out to Justin Gray and Johnny Black for helping me paint the full picture. Time flies when you’re having fun, so it was definitely a fun collaboration.
What’s the story behind the official video that ran alongside it?
When we sent the song to Meji Alabi he responded with a treatment that made me smile. I think the song has a layer of almost funny frustration and humor that matches the video. I guess people have to see it to understand what I mean.
How have your fans reacted to it so far?
The love is incredible! It feels good to see all the positive response and it really motivates me to keep on pushing.
Do you feel your sound is constantly evolving and your influences change?
I hope so. I tend to not do the same thing twice and always look for challenges. Wouldn’t be any fun if it didn’t.
Lastly, what have you got coming up next? What are you most excited about for 2018?
I’m looking forward to the Transfer EP dropping soon and hitting the studio this summer. There’s so much to look forward to. I suggest everyone to keep an eye on my social channels. You’ll see!