Outstanding in the fields of singing, songwriting, and composition, Robin Shaw hails from Diss in the United Kingdom.
The beginning of Robin’s career in music was spent as a street dancer, when he was 16 years old, participating in hip-hop local talent events, some of which featured the television programme Britain’s Got Talent.
After a successful audition in Soho, London, in 2016, Robin, then 23 years old, established himself as a singer and songwriter. In the beginning, he was affiliated with a group known as Regent Street Artists; however, he is now an independent artist, and he is now recording at studios in South Acton with his producer, Chris Hall.
Robin now resides in Bressingham and hails from the region known as South Norfolk. He enjoys composing songs and presenting stories via a wide variety of musical genres, spanning from hip-hop to indie pop. He has no musical training but has flourished in the business thanks to his self-taught approach to studying all facets of it.
Robin’s musical following has grown as a result of the attention he has received from television and radio stations both locally and globally. His music is immediately engaging, bringing listeners in with its smooth melodies and lyrics that strike an emotional chord, and these attributes serve as the defining characteristics of his work.
Fans were given a more in-depth look into Robin’s musical journey via an interview that Robin did with MrrrDaisy. In the conversation, Robin discussed the history of the song as well as the creative process that went into making the song.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
My biggest musical influences are people who can tell a story through music and can inspire me for different reasons. I love Lewis Capaldi, Professor Green, The Streets, Ludovico Enuadi, Post Malone, and Eminem to name a few. I love wordplay and I love creating as much imagination in my music.
What inspired you to write your latest album/song?
I wanted to write a goodbye letter-type song. It’s inspired by some real-life events and also because I love the idea of a simple Piano arrangement. Simplicity is something myself and my producer wanted to get across in this song.
What message do you hope to convey through your music?
I guess if people can relate in some way shape or form to my music then that is always flattering. If people can create their own stories from listening to my music then that is the best compliment a musician can have. There’s no message as such, just as long as they’re of some relevance and relatability.
What was the most challenging aspect of recording your latest album?
This song was actually one of the simplest I’ve recorded as there were fewer lyrics involved. I guess the most challenging part was just getting the right lyrical arrangement and not overdoing it with words.
What has been your favourite moment or experience as a musician so far?
Too many exciting experiences to mention. I guess one highlight was having a song of mine feature a rapper called DJ Ironik which was called ‘Fight or Flight’ and is my most currently streamed song over 100,000 on Spotify.
I was also lucky enough to be featured in a magazine in the us called ‘WeAreJerseyMagazine’. Was a very surreal moment when that magazine came through my post in the U.K. to see my picture and info in our publication. Every little achievement isn’t taken for granted, it just makes me believe more to go further.
How do you balance your personal life with your music career?
Ifs sometimes challenging to balance music and personal and work. I guess it’s just a case of staying focused and giving myself time to be myself in my personal life. Not to let my music take over other aspects of my life. It’s a challenge to balance though.
How do you handle negative criticism or feedback on your music?
personally, negative criticism is part of the journey. I need to improve and I wouldn’t expect to impress everyone. Music is subjective, so negative Criticism isn’t a worry for me.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians trying to make it in the industry?
To just believe in your craft. Work on it, knock on doors and keep trying. Be patient, be focused, be determined and take chances. Music is limitless and there are no boundaries.
Do you have any upcoming projects or releases that you’re excited about?
yes! I have a slightly more upbeat dance tune called ‘Shuffle Your Feet’ in the summer and a jazz song called ‘Jack the Lad’ later in the year.
Do you have any plans to branch out into other genres or styles of music?
In a sense, my previous answer sort of answers this one. Both dance and jazz are slightly new genres so yes. I love to explore and love to keep it unpredictable and fresh.