After catching Barney’s amazing performance at Love Supreme Festival last weekend, we caught up with him to find out a little more about him and his new single ‘Something True’. 

Barney is deeply confessional on this body of work; tackling everything from bad breakups to his relationship with God via taking care of his family. As an artist that wants to be remembered as an eternal presence in UK hip-hop, this is an amazing debut which depicts his own journey of self-discovery and growth.

Speaking on new single ‘Something True’ he quotes;

“Something True is pretty much a wedding reception song. I’ve always wanted one so I’m ecstatic that I have one… it should make you feel a little tipsy and very in love”

We chatted to Barney to find out a little more about what makes him tick (or not)…

Three words to describe my music
Honest, Vibey and indescribable (that’s a lie but I thought it was a cool answer)

Favourite ever film…
The Usual Suspects.. shoutout Keyser Söze

Favourite instagram account…
Rhea Ellen.. she’s my favourite person..

The best venue I’ve played…
Somerset House.. an incredible venue

The song I can’t listen to…
Nelly and Kelly – Dilemma.. the love of my life told me in my year 9 science class she didn’t like me and that song was playing on my Sony Ericsson Walkman phone.. it hurts everytime

The worst job I’ve ever had…

Worked at The White Company.. ironically.. it was soul destroying

My favourite meal to cook…
Spaghetti Carbonara

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Forget a tribute band.. My aim in music is to create a supergroup with all the black guys in pop.. Simon from Blue, Bradley from S Club 7, Lemar and me

My Favourite word….
Mandem

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be….
Teleportation.. so I can get a snack from the fridge without going downstairs

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
At my Grandad’s house in Entebbe, Uganda.. it would be very very wavey

I think you should listen to…
Ambush – Jumpy

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
ABBA.. I’m a massive fan unfortunately

 

Barney’s single Something True is out now.