INTERVIEW – Gavlyn: « I’m kind of taking my time and focusing on spreading the word »

What made you want to become a rapper? 

What made me wanna become a rapper was definitely my love for music first of course and also the way I grew up. I stayed at home a lot watching my little brother so I listened to rap a lot and had a lot of time to myself.

You say you’re inspired by Old School, 70’s Funk and 60’s music. Any female artists?  

Yes inspired by many female artist such as Jean Grae, Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Gwen Stefani, Sade, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Grimes, St. Vincent and the list goes on.

You’re signed to indie label Broken Complex. How hard is it for a female rapper to find a label? 

Yes I am signed to Broken Complex shout out to the BC fam, but to answer your question about it being hard for a female rapper to find a label I would say it’s just hard to find a label period.

You’ve toured with WuTang Clan, Schoolboy Q, Big Sean ou Steve Aoki. What did you learn from these experiences?

I’ve actually never toured with those artists I’ve only played shows with them. What I’ve learned from those experiences is mainly how to be yourself on stage and connect with your audience.

“What I Do” has been played more than 8 million times on YouTube. Why do you think people responded so favorably to that particular song? 

I’m not too sure exactly but I’m glad they did respond to it well lol I feel it’s a combination of people that liked it and hated it haha.

Can you tell us what’s the story behind the track “Sad Grl”?

The story behind sad girl is about accepting your sadness and turning it into something that gives your strength.

Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why?

No I don’t, I do not believe in that type of separation amongst people.

What are you listening to these days?

I’m currently listening to Anderson Paak, Thundercat, Snoop Dogg, Blimes Brixton, Reverie, Prayers and Saviorself.

You already released for albums and will be back in Europe in October 2016 with the Gav & Rev European Tour along with Reverie and DJ Lala. What are your other upcoming projects? 

At the moment I’m kind of taking my time and focusing on spreading the word.

What do you think of Madame Rap? What should be changed or improved?

I don’t think it should change at all its genuine and original the growth is self-explanatory.

Find Gavlyn on her websiteFacebookSoundcloud and Twitter

Booking/press info : Rita Guimarães ritagbookings@gmail.com

Éloïse Bouton

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