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Who are you?
I’m wrongtvrn – musician, producer and vocalist from Newton Aycliffe.

What is it you do?
I make music from my heart and soul, or at least that’s what I try to do. I try to obscure genre boundaries whilst creating a familiar, nostalgic feeling. I would describe my current sound as flowery, lo-fi, emo trap with a peppering of nostalgia. It includes guitar riffs and vocal melodies that are inspired by 90’s emo music with the drums and percussive elements being more relatable to the current trap sound. Lyrically I like to express emotions as openly as possible. I don’t like to be cryptic, I’d rather just say it how it is, and that’s for both sides of the emotional coin, good or bad. It’s DIY, it’s from the heart and to me it’s wonderful and I guess that’s quite important.

How long have you been doing it?
I’ve been creating under wrongtvrn in the background for around a year now however I only released my first body of work, ‘love is a drug, I am an addict’, around a month ago. It was important for me to get the feeling and aesthetic right for this project and have it feel cohesive and true to me which I think it does. Prior to this, I have been creating under the pseudonym KV$HNOODLE, which is more aggressive and rap influenced than wrongtvrn. KV$H isn’t over but for now, and I guess always, it has been a project that I have used to experiment massively without any real thought going into the aesthetics or feelings created by the whole picture. It was just a way for me to express myself and that motive stays with wrongtvrn, but this time I want it to be a lot more rounded and complete.

What inspires you?
Musical inspirations come from bands like Basement, Title Fight, Tigers Jaw, Old Gray, The world is a beautiful place & I am no longer afraid to die etc. A lot of emo inspired music from my teens, as well as newer artists such as Lil Peep, Juice WRLD, Through & Through, Scapegoat Avarice, Sullii and Nothing, Nowhere etc. As for inspirations unrelated to music I think American 90’s teen tv shows and films are hugely inspirational to my sound and vibe. Shows like Freaks and Geeks and Dawson’s Creek I love because of the feeling they portray and how nostalgic they feel. As a teen I watched them and wanted to live in that world and not in the greyness of the northeast of England. Movies such as Mid 90’s and Chasing Amy also have that same aesthetic and feeling to them that I love a lot. I always felt like they spoke to me more on a deeper level than the typically British cinema and tv I was exposed to.

Tell us about your music.
I think in one sentence, it’s melodic music for the angsty teen inside of us all, especially me. I want it to be nostalgic in some way but I want it to feel brand new at the same time. DIY, from the heart, bittersweet and wholesome. I work with an artist called Sailor Souls too who completely understands and contributes to the vibe I try to create. She’s wonderful.

What have you got coming up in the future?
I have nearly finished production on my newest EP which explores myself a little more than my feelings towards others. I also think it’s got a lot less of a flowery sound, it’s a bit darker and mysterious. I shot and edited a video for a song off that release which I plan to drop soon. Of course, like with everyone else, It’s been a bit difficult to get out and do stuff with the virus but I’m trying to not let it stop me and to push forward and create no matter what.

Where can people find out more about you?
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wrng.tvrn/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/wrng.trn/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/wrongtvrn
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/wrong-tvrn
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/71Y6yEU5iAf4jXyYXywos6

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