We’re back to share with you the best wordsmith we’ve come across all week, get ready for witty lyricism and an incredible flow, this week’s talent is truly off the scale.
Our weekly wordsmith for this week is the talented T-Flavour, a Sweden based rapper whose immense Soundcloud success is only the beginning for the young star.
Catchy, commercial and unique T-Flavour has a sound that’s destined for success.
We caught up with T-Flavour to find out more about his music and songwriting process.
Tell us a bit about yourself, where did you grow up & how did you get started in Music?
My stage name is T-Flavour, but my friends call me Tamik. I grew up in the city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, but later moved to Sweden. As a kid I’ve been a huge fan of Pop and Rap, with my favourite song being “Mirror” performed by the two favourite artists of my childhood – Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars.
By the age of 16 I’ve started making music myself. At first it was just beats. However, after some time I felt that with beats I couldn’t fully express myself, and so I’ve tried rapping. It was really hard at first. My first song was recorded on the headphones’ microphone and mixed in a video editor. As you can imagine the result wasn’t that great, however with time it got better.
Eventually, after dozens of sleepless nights I discovered my sound. Now, I’m proud to say that I make the music I love, and I’m happy that a lot of people seem to love it too.
Where does your songwriting process start? Is it beats or lyrics?
At first it would start with the beats, however nowadays I do not make beats myself anymore. Usually, producers hit me up on Instagram offering their beats, and if I like it, we start working. Or, if I find a beat I like, I hit up the producer and start making the song.
Then comes the songwriting. I write all of my songs myself. Every single word you see in my songs is me. Usually it all comes with freestyling – I hear the beat and start rapping to it. In 9 out of 10 cases this is the part when you know if the song is gonna be fire.
The best indicator of the song being catchy is when I freestyle the lyrics and days after that I still remember them, even without ever recording the song.
The last step is mixing and mastering. As I am a producer myself, I mix and master my music myself. I am very picky about it… like very picky! Especially when it comes to small things. Also, it’s really hard for me to work with other people. I guess I’m a loner in that way .
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I draw all of my inspiration from life. All of my songs are based on the things that happen or happened in my life. My album “Wayward Son” is a good example of it. It tells about the hardships that I went through over the last year of making music; about the disbelief of people in what I do; and how quickly and suddenly the close ones that I thought would be with me for life, just disappear and get so distant, that it feels like everything you did together, just never happened.
But don’t get it twisted, I put the positive energy in my music too. My biggest songs were written when I’ve had the best time of my life, surrounded by the people I love.
When it comes to the artists that inspire me, the biggest example is probably Post Malone – one of my favorite artists. I love how without any obvious vocal or lyrical talents this guy has achieved everything he has achieved. I love his music and how he mixes genres in his songs.
T-Flavours favourite track
My favourite song from my whole discography is “Deep In the Night”. It’s a song that I’ve written at one of the lowest points in my life, while constantly being depressed and feeling as lonely as ever. Writing songs has always helped get rid of the bad vibes. It kinda feels like I pour all of this bad energy into words, and this way it gets easier. I really hope that my songs can make it easier for other people too. This is one of the main reasons why I do music.
What are some of your goals & dreams within Music?
Well, I have some huge dreams and ambitions, but I try to stay realistic. I would be thankful, and I would feel blessed, if I ever get a chance of doing music full time, making living out of it.
However, my biggest mission in music is to spread good vibes and help people. I feel that musicians are real influencers and it’s in our hands to spread a good message and help those who need the help.
I do not consider myself a huge artist or anything, but it always makes me feel so good and proud when I see people reach me and tell me how my music makes their day, or how it helps them fight depression, or how they can relate to it. This is why I make music, and this is why I will never give up on my dream of making it big.
So what’s next for T-Flavour?
I am working on a music video right now for my new song, so hopefully that is going to be the next step! Together with that a lot of singles are on the way! The final goal for the year would be to drop an album and a small EP. I really hope that by 2021 I can establish myself as an artist with a strong audience, and hopefully I have my first show!
Check out T-Flavour’s song recommendations!
Ballads 1 by Joji is fire! Test Drive, Slow Dancing in the Dark or Yeah Right are perfect for night drives, or if you just wanna vibe.
Check out this incredible artist and follow the journey!
Listen to T-Flavour on all major streaming platforms HERE
Written By: Jessica Rowe