A quote from Sade that always resonated is “If it gets you to that point you can feel it, its soul music”. That’s the way that we feel about Wilai on her new song “I Got You”. Her voice has so much star quality and presence to it that everything just feels right, when you hear the music. We were so intrigued with the special talent we wanted to know more. She was gracious enough to take time to answer some questions for us. Below is the interview.
Who is Wilai the artist?
Wilai is a young up and coming female artist blending her international upbringing ( she was born and raised in Thailand ) with the sounds of new New York.
Who are some of the influences and how do you incorporate that into the music?
Most certainly Rihanna, I grew up listening to her music and I absolutely LOVE her unapologetic confidence, edgy sounds and voice.
those are some traits that have heavily inspired my music when I write and listen to new beats and come up with new concepts.
I also listen to a lot of Chronixx, Popcaan and Drake, as well as Thai artists like Thaitanium and YoungOhm.
What was the creative process for your new song “I Got You”?
Well I was really lucky as I got to work on this song with one of my really good friends Mia LJ so the process was really natural. We were looking for sounds and vibes that had a modern edgy feel but still incorporated strong stand out vocals. Everytime Mia LJ and I work together it just feels like two friends hanging out and creating
How does it feel now that “I Got You” is out for people to hear?
It feels amazing!! Although honestly at first I was super nervous because I am still a new independent artist, I guess I was curious more than anything to see how listeners would react.
What is the biggest thing you want people to take away from your music?
To just be FREE AND HAPPY! I want people to listen to my music and feel confident about themselves in a positive way, to feel independent and to just feel good about themselves! To me, it’s really important to be in the right vibration when I’m in the studio creating. If you can raise your inner frequency to match that of the universe, something very spiritual and Euphoric happens, especially with music and creation.
If you could give any advice to someone looking to become an independent artist, what would it be?
My best advice would be to NEVER STOP TRYING AND NEVER STOP WORKING ON YOUR CRAFT. Literally if this is something you want SO BAD just don’t stop working and continue to educate yourself on the music business, continue to practice writing, practice your vocals. Learn from your idols, watch and learn from their career path. Anything can be achieved with desire and perseverance. ANYTHING!! It all starts with SELF BELIEF. Only YOU know the power you possess to make your dreams come true.
What’s next for Wilai?
I just want to keep creating, keep learning, keep getting better and better in every way as an artist, and hopefully one day be the biggest international artist out of Thailand.
Check out Wilai “I Got You” and follow her on Instagram. Stay Global my Friends!