With his EP funded by the MOBOs and an opening performance for Cat Burns at London Pride 2022, King Dee is one to watch. Get familiar with him via this VIPER interview…
What five words define your sound?
Authentic, unapologetic, bold, dreamy and powerful
Tell me something unique about your creative process
I find when I’m alone on public transport, watching the world go by, it creates a sense of reality which helps me get creative with my lyrics.
Which song of yours would you like people to hear first?
What inspired you to make that song?
The process behind ‘MoodSwings’ was all the thoughts in my head trying to be processed and channelled creatively, hence the title ‘MoodSwings’.
What’s the most vulnerable you’ve allowed yourself to be when writing/making music?
I find I always have to be vulnerable while creating my music as that brings the true artist to life so I can paint a vivid picture in the listeners mind.
What’s the best/worst experience you’ve had on stage?
My best experience would have to be my very first which was on UK BlackPride’s main stage. My worst would have to be a small intimate set I done earlier this year. I’m usually fine with any crowd, it’s just my nerves kinda got the better of me. But I still pulled it off.
What is your favourite song to perform?
My favourite would have to be ‘Let’s Get Lit’. It’s an uplifting and happy song about being lit in the moment with my friends.
Which artist/song/album made you want to make music?
Lil Kim, from the moment I heard this woman dominating her sound and being so raw and unapologetic, it really sparked a fire inside myself.
What’s the meaning behind your name?
I see myself as royalty as any human on this planet should. England has the most well known royals on the planet so I thought the name fitted very well!
If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing instead?
I studied animal management. Animals have always been a passion since a kid, so I’d see myself working with them.
What’s success to you?
Success to me is having a defining moment where my mark and imprint is made in the music industry globally. My music is timeless and it will be listened to for many years to come.
What moment in your life/career forced you to change direction?
Covid was really a steppingstone which put all my focus into music to where I created my first mixtape called ‘My Naked Truth’.
Where can people keep in touch with you?
Instagram is the Main social platform you can keep up with me & find everything to do with King Dee – @Kingdee3