Do you dig the tunes of Channel Tres and Kaytranada? If no, then let ya gal introduce you to the slick sounds of Terreyl Fields.
Terreyl Fields, real name Myles Davis, offers something quite unique and refreshing to the typical hip hop tunes we commonly hear today.
Just know that Fields is one artist unafraid to play around with his production while keeping it real and let’s not forget his astounding wordplay and flow all of which elevates his tunes to the next level.
Ya gal sat down with Terreyl to chat all about his latest single, ‘Icy Groove’ and how he got where he is today.
First off, how did you get into music?
At first it started out as me being a college student free styling with my friends and then free styling over all types of different beats. Although I was in a way jokingly free styling, I knew I wanted to create my own music, sound and career. I downloaded Garageband on my phone and started working magic since I knew I that I wasn’t going to be buying any expensive equipment anytime soon.
Who were your biggest influences growing up?
Beyonce and Frank Ocean. Let me start by saying Beyonce has always been my all-time favourites artist and has inspired me in so many different ways that I cannot put into just one interview. I discovered her very early on in elementary school when she released, ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ and ever since then she stunned me with her breathtaking visuals, amazing vocal ability, class act character and jaw-dropping performances. She sparked a fire in me to keep faith that one day I will get on the stage like her in front of thousands and dominate like that!
However, I connected with Frank Ocean on a different level. I experienced ‘Channel Orange’ for the first time in middle school in 2012 and felt like I was witnessing a genius who understood me. His music was so relatable and listening to Frank always felt so deep, pure and beautiful. Upon discovering him, I felt like I was only listening to R&B and hip-hop music at the time and Frank opened a new gateway of sound for me to experience and I will always be thankful for that.
We are seriously vibes’ with your new tune, ‘Icy Groove’, tell us how the song came about?
Thank you so much, really appreciate it! ‘Icy Groove’ was a song that I already had on Soundcloud but the first version was more of a freestyle. I recently had a radio show premiere in Paris with Fielders Radio and I wanted tor release some new music but not super ‘new’ music. So I decided to remix ‘Icy Groove’ and make it more of an up-tempo house song.
Can you break down what ‘Icy Groove’ is actually about?
‘Icy Groove’ is about the realisation of knowing that times have changed for the better and worst (more the worst) but also knowing that you are the best and you will shine no matter what!
If ‘Icy Groove’ was a person who would they be?
I often describe ‘Icy Groove’ as being quite of a ‘spacey’ tune, so it would have to be an astronaut that dances in space lmao!
Can you tell us a bit about the concept behind your ‘First Hit’ EP?
‘First Hit’ was actually my first time showcasing my production and songwriting skills, hence the name. I wanted every song to feel like an experience with an ‘out of this world’ feeling.
With that being said, I created five songs that each complimented one another and also made sure that it sounded terrestrial. Listening to the first tune is like watching me approaching a black door with a big question mark on it, opening it and entering a new realm!
What’s your favourite tune from the EP and why?
I definitely have to go with ‘Slice Slide’ because I feel like it’s my best produced song and that song feels like an experience.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced as an up and coming artist?
Just fighting with my intrusive thoughts when it comes to what to create next or how to go about creating in general. I feel like sometimes I slow myself by being confused when everything is right here in front of me. However, if you would’ve asked me that question last year, it would’ve been getting my music out there and funding it but those are roads that I have now left and defeated!
Who would you love to collaborate with in the future?
Disclosure, Pharrell, Kaytranada, Beyonce, Frank Ocean and Ariana Grande.
Describe your music in three words.
‘Future in Music’.
Finally, what’s your biggest piece of advice to all those young aspiring musicians out there?
Honestly, work with what you have now instead of worrying about what you think you need to get. Always trust and believe in your intuition when it comes to creating and don’t give a f*** about what anyone has to say about what you do, it’ll help you in the long run!
What are you waiting for? Go get your copy of ‘Icy Groove’ HERE.