North London-based R&B, hip-hop and old-school jazz artist Latir has released his latest single, “Wallflower” on March 27, along with accompanying visuals. He aspires to make music that touches people and transcends them.
The artist has always been immersed in music. From an early age, he was part of church and school choirs and played clarinet. He was also a member of local groups and orchestras with whom he travelled all over Europe. He grew up on the outskirts of north London and listened to a lot of RnB music from the 90s.
More recently, Latir has worked with music groups such as Tokio Myers, Krept & Konan and Kojey Radical. He has been broadcast on BBC 1 and premiered by CLASH, SBTV, Lyrical Lemonade and COMPLEX. He draws his influences from artists such as Chet Baker, Franck Ocean, Nat King Cole, Nick Hakim, Puma Blue, King Krule and Miguel.
His single “Wallflower” was made in collaboration with the producer Luvian. Latir set a classical melody and simple lyrics with a jazz style, and Luvian added synthetic rhythms. They started that song a year ago, but got stuck on the chorus. A year later, they came back on it and managed to finish that sound, and it was worth it!
Watch the video for “Wallflower” here: