Wellie Spacewalker Interview

Wellie Spacewalker Interview

Heavily Influenced by the Likes of Kanye West and Young Thug

Wellie is back with new bone chilling anthem 'Spacewalker' produced by Black Canvas. This single follows the string of releases from the Australian artist over the last 12-months, including his last two singles ' Onenight ' & 'Lurking' which reached over an accumulated 15,000 plays on Spotify alone. 'Spacewalker' serves as a story behind Wellie's mind and his beliefs on today's current society.

"Initially, we went to the studio to create an impromptu concept project about a man from a different time trying to understand the world around him, and 'Spacewalker' was one of the songs from the session with which we emotionally identified." - Wellie

Heavily influenced by the likes of Kanye West and Young Thug for remolding the art of Hip Hop, Wellie takes on the role of doing the same as he delves into issues like depression and loneliness steering away from the status quo of subject matter in today's Hip Hop landscape. Wellie also offers us the visuals to "Spacewalker" which complements the themes of the song, situating himself in darkness in empty parks and fields really painting the vibe of loneliness with stillness in his performance to match.

Interview with Wellie

Question: How would you describe your music?

Wellie: Spacy ambient hip-hop and RnB productions filled with emotional stories.

Question: What inspired Spacewalker?

Wellie: Spacewalker was inspired by trying to figure out how a lonely detached person would act in the world

Question: What do you hope listeners take from Spacewalker?

Wellie: Everyone in life wants to feel something.

Question: What motivates you most when writing music?

Wellie: Romanticism Art and Science Fiction. I like to think emotion is the law and it is the basis of my music

Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?

Wellie: I have been listening to early John Legend and Ginuwine. Mostly early 00's RnB.

Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?

Wellie: Kanye West: the way he sampled/produced songs and his grandiose live performances inspired me. It was like watching a magician perform and that's when I knew that is what I wanted to do when I was older.

Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

Wellie: Sia: her vocals would complement my productions.

Question: What's a typical day like?

Wellie: In the studio producing and writing songs. Around 3pm take a break and go play pickup basketball and after I usually have some time to hang out with friends before going back to music.

Question: What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?

Wellie: Producing and engineering the songs. The technical side is where the magic happens.

Question: Can you tell us five things required for a happy healthy and enjoyable life?

Wellie: Relationships – Friends, Family etc.
Career - That you are passionate about
Freedom to express oneself
Adversity – Gives us an opportunity to learn
Emotions - To fully appreciate and enjoy what life has to offer

Question: Can you share your socials?

Wellie: @notwellington.

Interview by Brooke Hunter