Trinidad James Wants To Work With Adele, Explains "All Gold Everything"
Why do you think you had such a short road to relative success as opposed to some other people who have been toiling away for a break for years?
I can only speak for myself, I don't know what worked or didn't work for the next man. I know that for me, I believed in my tape. I believed in the quality and that people wanted to hear it. Plus, I was into fashion so my image was set. I been doing me so I already had that originality, that trendsetter vibe. And of course I have the right team around me who laid the right ground work and everything came to fruition.
Are you currently signed?
Nope. 100% indie right now. Can't complain about this lane. It's working for me right now.
What's the whole gold thing about?
Gold Gang and the "All Gold Everything" is just about ambition. Gold gang came together during the music we were making. Gold is first place. It's about accomplished goals and that get up get out and for those who want to win. Gold is first place.
Where you do you draw inspiration?
I listen to all music so subconsciously my music is a little bit of everything I hear sometimes. But I listen to classical, electronic wave, blues, old soul ... I like everything, even a little bit of country music on occasion. Everything has it's place. I'm a big movie person too but I'm not sure if that influenced me. Maybe the song placement is influenced by movies because I [arrange] them so its telling a story. That's something I might have picked up from movies.
So you're performing in NYC again? How was your last experience put here? Were you surprised at the response you got?
New York was turnt up. It was so live... I wasn't surprised, but I did appreciate it. I take pride in my music. It's good music. For New York to like it was a blessing. Just shows me people get it. Which is good because I want to make songs with Adele eventually.