Loick Essien is a name you’re sure to be hearing on the scene a lot more from now. I caught up with the singing sensation myself to find out what it was like working with top producer Labrinth, his thoughts on the UK scene and who he would most like to work with…
At the moment, Loick Essien is on tour with Chipmunk and has been getting amazing feedback from both his vocal and dance performances alongside the likes of Chipmunk himself and Bashy. He’s been around the scene for a long time and it seems now is the time that the spotlight has finally landed on him! ‘It’s been a long time coming. It’s nice to finally have my shot at doing what I love doing best. Singing, songwriting and making my fans happy.’
Loick has been surrounded by music all his life and told me that his musical influences range from the legend that is Michael Jackson to Beyonce, Usher, Brandy and Kim Burrell.
For his debut single, Loick has teamed up with the most talked about producer right now that is Labrinth who has produced hits such as the number smash ‘Pass Out’ with Tinie Tempah. ‘It was fun working with Labrinth. We’re very alike in terms of what we hear musically and sonically.’ The track they made goes by the name of ‘Love Drunk’ and is due to be released on the 30th August and his debut album should be around by the end of the year.
I asked him who he would love to work with most and he simply replied ‘Cheryl Cole’ and laughed. So watch this space! 🙂
The UK scene has done big things this year and Loick is most definitely a part of the scene that’s moving up. ‘Boundaries are being broken and it’s amazing to see and be apart of it.’ Loicks’ vocal ability has been compared to the likes of Usher and he’s definitely one to keep your eye on this year.
Loick wanted to thank everyone for all the support so far.
And don’t forget to look out for the official video of ‘Love Drunk’, which is coming soon, and don’t forget to get your copy of the big track and help support!
Have a listen to the track below and follow Loick on Twitter! (www.twitter.com/LoickEssien)