Serge meets Nick Brewer
Describe yourself in three words?
Honest, friendly, awkward.
How about your style in 3 words?
Hmm. Simple, comfortable, natural.
When did you first know you wanted to be a musician?
I’ve enjoyed writing lyrics and rapping since about the age of 9, and it was something I always dreamed of doing. However, I never really believed it could be anything more than just a hobby. So being able to really give it a go as a career is something I’ve wanted since young but never imagined could actually happen.
You have just released your new EP ‘warning light’, have you got any big projects coming up in the new feature?
Yeah, ‘Warning Light’ was an EP, which aimed to serve as a taster of what's to come, along with my previous EP ‘Four Miles Further’, which I put out in June last year. I’m working on my debut album at the moment, which will hopefully be out at some point this year.
What would be your advice to an aspiring musician?
Work out what makes you different as an artist, what you stand for as a person, and then hold on to that. Don’t worry if people don’t get it straight away. It’s tempting to just follow what everyone else is doing, but if you can be innovative and unique, you’re on to something.
Which of your songs are you most proud of and why?
I think it would probably have to be a song I wrote called ‘Close’. It’s about my mum, who is really important to me and has been so supportive of me. She says I get my rapping skills from her, although I’m not sure what she’s basing that on!
Are you looking to do any collaborations in the near future?
Yeah, I love working with other artists, and i’ve been fortunate to work with some really cool people already. Hopefully that will continue, and i’ll be able to keep working with people that i’m a fan of.
What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?
Hopefully i’ll still be doing music, in what capacity or on what level that may be, I don’t know. But I love making music, so that’s what I aim to be doing. I would love to start up my own project for young people too; a record label of sorts, which would aim to develop and mentor young people interested in creating music.
What would be the soundtrack to your life?
Mos Def – Black On Both Sides. I think that album captures almost every emotion I have felt at one time or another in life.
Who are your musical idols?
Nas and Eminem are probably the 2 rappers I look up to the most, in terms of lyricism. I think John Mayer and George Benson are incredible musicians, and they inspire me also.
Who are your style icons:
I’m not sure really. It’s not really something I think about a lot. But I do think David Beckham and David Gandy are super cool though.
What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?
That’s a tough question, cos I like a lot of the stuff. If I had to pick one piece though, it would probably be the Wolf hoodie.
Favourite spot in London?
I’m a bit of a History nerd, so it would have to be the Tower Of London. Who are your style icons: