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Fast Five: U.R.I



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I started making music when I was about 15 years old. I first started as a singer, and soon enough I started writing as well. I first thought about being an actor and also went to drama school, but eventually music became my main thing, but I never thought of doing something else beside arts.

How would you describe your music?

There are many words I can use to describe my music, but if I have to choose two words I would describe it as deep and melancholic. Most of the songs I write are talking about very sensitive and private feelings that are related to my own personal journey in life. My lyrics can be quite vague to some people, but I’m sure that for some others they could mean a lot.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

I had quite of an interesting journey with music so far. I took part in various projects, got the chance to tour in China (Which was crazy) and won a full scholarship to music studies at The Institute of Contemporary Music in London after my song was picked by Frank Turner as the winner for the Sure Songwriting Award. I’m just about to release my debut E.P. ‘Black Flag’ in the UK, so in the next months I’m planning to play lots of gigs with my band and to promote the E.P.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

I would choose to duet with Joni Mitchell, probably one of the songwriters that inspires me and fascinates me the most. The way she combines words and melodies is one of a kind.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

I would take the Self-Titled album by Bon Iver (His 2nd album) to a desert island with me. This album always eases my mind, no matter of what situation I’m at and what happened before I pressed play.