Image Courtesy The Fader Magazine
PARTYNEXTDOOR covers the April/May issue of The FADER magazine — quite a high-profile slot for his first-ever interview of any kind.
In the story, the reclusive singer candidly discusses everything from his creative process and signing with Drake‘s OVO Sound label, to ongoing comparisons with The Weeknd.
“People throw that [Weeknd comparison] over me because I came at a time where people assumed I was there to fill a void,” he tells the mag. “A lot of things that came out of Toronto were darker at the time. But me? I’m all about colors. I’ll flip samples where one’s a completely dark song and the next one is a complete sexual song. People think my whole thing is a dark thing, but I don’t.”
He also explains his do-it-yourself creative style. “I make 99 percent of my music sitting down, in boxers, when I’m comfortable in my computer chair,” he says. “Cause I do everything myself. I hold my mic [when I record]. I held my mic for every song I released. I just wanna feel like I pick it up and I just talk. I say what I have to say.”
When asked why he’s dodged the spotlight, the singer says he would “never call myself mysterious. The word I use is ‘private.'” He adds, “I’m not hiding from pictures. When you see me, I’ll say wassup. I just don’t wanna live in this fantasy where I act like everybody cares, and then I look like a jackass with someone filming me in the airport.”
The new issue hits newsstands May 12.
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