Synical is a 17 year old rapper from the United Kindgom, Norfolk to be more specific. He started making music this year but have always been a fan of Hip-Hop and Emo music, so he tries to combine them in some places. Synical primarily makes Trap songs or Conscious Hip-Hop and he believe’s every song and every album has to have some story or message behind it.
Where are you from?
I’m from Norfolk in the United Kingdom. More specifically the Norwich/Great Yarmouth area.
How long have you been making music?
9 months in September, however I’ve been a fan of Hip-Hop since my mother taught me the ending rap battle of 8 Mile when I was young.
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
I have released a hell of a lot, some have been deleted. I’ve released one full album, 2 EPs, and multiple singles. I’d say my catalog is about 50 songs in total, with some being deleted now due to lack of quality or just not believing in it, and restarting with a new song which I put more passion into.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
The latest release (MAKE HER DANCE (Feat Banko Dupree) is one of my favourite to date, and I can’t believe it’ll be replaced by another song as my favourite for a long time. Banko Dupree is one of my favourite artists in the Underground scene, with songs like “She’s Yours” and “Mario Kart” and he was one of my inspirations to start my own music so to finally work with him on a song together has been so exciting. The song has been in the process for 2 months now and I’m so happy I could finally release it. The inspiration behind it was to just make a song people who like party tunes could vibe with but people who are fans of my music could vibe with too, or fans of Banko. I didn’t want to leave anyone out when making this song and alienate anyone who listens to my deeper stuff, so it has some reference to my deeper music in the opening lines of my verse.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
I haven’t really ended up in it just yet, I believe I’m still starting off. I’m hoping soon to get some recognition and maybe my career can jump up from there. I have a strong belief I could gain a decent following.
What do you think of the music industry in 2018?
I believe the music industry is the best it’s been. There’s so many unique artists so it’s really hard to not find an artist or a band you’ll love. And if you like a certain artist or band or genre then there’s so many artists related to your favourite that you can find so much music you’ll love. It’s amazing.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
It’s hard to say. If I was to say for my music myself, it would have to be XXXTENTACION or NF. Each genre has its own influential artist, like Michael Jackson to Pop. I think that the genres of music are always constantly changing and adapting and it’s hard to truly say.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
I’ve collaborated with my long time friend Triple C and of course, Banko Dupree. I have some other collaborations in the works which could be out soon.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
I’d like to believe I have a bit of everything in my music, like you could listen to my songs when alone and when partying. I think I put a lot of heart into my lyrics and even when it’s a song about partying that there’s a story behind it. There’s a message behind it. I have a new song in the works that is similar to Lil Pump style, simplistic and catchy and it talks about drugs but it’s more of a song about irony in the music industry today with artists boasting about drugs.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
That’s hard to say, I have so many people I’d love to work with. NF, Trippie Redd, XXXTENTACION, The Weeknd, Jaden Smith. I’d have to say right now that my top choice is either NF or The Weeknd. I can imagine our contrasting styles would make an interesting song and a very catchy one too.
What was the first album you bought?
The first album I bought with my own money was Demon Days by the Gorillaz. It had some amazing songs back then, and it still holds up today.
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
My favourite song at the moment would have to be Forever Ever by Trippie Redd. It isn’t deep, it isn’t complex, but it’s just simply catchy and you can tell he had a fun time making it.
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
Save Rock and Roll by Fall Out Boy. One of my favourite albums and one of the best written and produced albums of this generation in my personal opinion. Every song has great lyrics and great work put behind it and it’s hard to choose a favourite song as it’s all so great.
What is your favourite saying?
My favourite saying is from the song Remember This by NF, where he says
“Anyone can take your life but not what you believe in”
No matter who goes against you, or who kills you, whatever you believe in will stay the same, that’s completely truthful and deep and just an amazing lyric.
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I love gaming and listening to music and making videos for YouTube. Outside of music right now I don’t really do much as I’m so focused on music it takes most of my attention
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Nope, none. However I’m looking to get a tattoo of XO on my wrist and possibly a dove for Lil Peep on my chest.
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
The next project I’m calling Reflections and it will be an album which focuses on both my styles, it will have deep songs and party songs which end up reflecting each other in each song, and by the end they both have a “battle” to see who is the best, but in reality, they are their own personas and they settle on the fact they are both unique. It’ll symobilise my inner struggle, to either keep making music to help people struggling or to make music to get my name out there. It’ll also symbolise the struggle people have with putting on a brave face and go out in public saying they’re happy when they aren’t.
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
I’m hoping to just continue my music being true to myself. I don’t know if my music will be heard and i’ll get a record deal or what will happen, but no matter what happens I will stay fully committed to myself and people who stood by me.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
Thank you for the opportunity, and I’m hoping you enjoy my music and my answers.