The rapper speaks uncompromisingly about his art for our Ones to Watch 2022.
2022 brings a lot of things. From the prospect of new beginnings to highly anticipated movie releases and, according to the news, many other worthy fashion collaborations. But, above all, the thing we’re most excited about is the overhaul of our Spotify playlists as some of the UK’s most dynamic musical talents prepare to deliver a slice of their unmistakable sound to the world. With that in mind, we couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the new year than by introducing you to the artists set to dominate the music industry in 2022. So sit back, relax, and enjoy Wonderland’s Ones to Watch round- up.
With 50 Cent, Mac Miller and The Streets as influences, Finn Foxell has gradually made a name for himself over the years, collaborating with Lord Apex and Lava La Rue. Known for his deep mediating voice and candid flow, the artist touches on everything in his music – from his early childhood to his last day on Earth. Promising a sense of escapism in his music with his trademark sweet tone, the artist is currently preparing for the release of his debut album and his EP “Alright Sunshine” is the perfect teaser.
Taking the time to sit down with us, Foxell discusses his musical inspirations, the best advice he’s received, and what 2022 entails.
I AM Finn Foxel
BORN AND RAISED IN Shepherd’s Shrub
THE FIRST RECORD I FELL IN LOVE WAS 3000 by Bust’d
NOW HE REMINDS ME your back back back little girl
MY GREATEST INFLUENCES ARE 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Andre 3000, Maverick Saber, Devlin, Amy Winehouse, Ben Howard, Kate Nash,
VISUALLY, I AM INSPIRED BY all.
MY MOST PERSONAL WORD IS “Our worst enemies in life, appearance of animism, save me with your grace.”
IT IS humans (me) being our biggest obstacle, hateful and skeptical. A leap to the divinity of our surroundings for an explanation, often before we look within for a solution. it’s a staff for me for sure.
RIGHT NOW I’M WRITE ABOUT being a homosapien and the questions and the panic that this requires
I HOPE MY MUSIC MAKES PEOPLE really feel something
MY SUPERPOWER IS anyone who is mean to someone within a 10 km radius of me gets dirty
A TIP THAT IS STICKED WITH ME IS enjoy the moment while you’re at it
THE BEST CONCERT I HAVE EVER SEEN WAS The Gorillaz
THE BEST CROWD I HAVE EVER PLAYED WAS my title at Village Underground
THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT ME IS that i just rapped
MY BIGGEST LEARNING CURVE THIS YEAR HAS BEEN delegate work in my team without compromising my vision
THIS YEAR, I AM PROUD OF THE YEAR my progress in songwriting
I EVOLVE IN a fucking good musician not to be overlooked
I DO NOT COMPROMISE ON my art
THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS gender fluid
AS AN INDUSTRY, WE MUST eat more fruit
TO BRING BACK cereal box toys
GEN Z IS not too bad
AT MIDNIGHT IN NYE, I WISH my plan to go as planned
SONG I HAD ON REHEARSAL IN 2021 manu chao will lie
SONG I’M BRINGING IN 2022 “Only a Good One Would Say That” by Steely Dan
BEING INCLUDED AS ONE OF THE WONDERLAND WATCHES MAKES ME FEEL Like a spring chicken
MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION IS Less cigarettes and sugars
NEXT YEAR I WILL hit the cards
NEXT YEAR YOU SHOULD LISTEN my best songs so far
NEXT YEAR I HOPE WE ALL CAN dancing at the carnival