Introducing Rasharn Powell… Chill Music Genius

Monday 25 March 2019
Words Mimi Wright

Rasharn Powell just released a new single ‘Warm in These Blue Jeans’, and it’s an amazing taste of what’s to come from the emerging musician. The underlying beats and notes mesh so well with his relaxed voice.

‘Warm in These Blue Jeans’ ebbs and flows softly and smoothly, creating an effortless sound. It’s completely different from beginning to end, which makes his music that much more unique.

Spindle took the opportunity to get to know the young artist and ask about everything from what got him into music to his dream collaborations.

You seem to have a very relaxed approach to music…How would you describe the music you create?

All the music I make is from clarity, so I’d say it’s an honest depiction of my present. Everything is on purpose, even if it’s a mistake. It’s just a feeling.

Your single ‘Warm in These Blue Jeans’ really has such a great mixture of different genres and vibes. What did you envision while creating it? 

That’s a good question! Erm, I envisioned the moment I wrote about. Luca & I captured how it felt.

Tell us a little bit more about yourself. What got you into music?

From a young age I was singing, whether it be at school or at home for family gatherings. I guess those moments grew my confidence, and I give credit to my mum, who set out to help nurture what she felt I had. She was the first to believe in me, and that hasn’t ever wavered. 

What does an average day look like for you?

Erm, normally I start my day with a read or trying to resist the “phone scroll”, then make breakfast. Might link up with some friends and chill or get stuck in the Youtube wormhole, watching anything from Gasworks to interior design stuff. End the day, cooking my dinner and relaxing with some peppermint or honey & lemon tea. Sounds pretty boring, but that’s average.

What musician would you love to collaborate with if you had the chance?

I’ll say two. Bon Iver & Andre 3000 but more of the time, I just like making music with my friends.

What are you most excited about for this year?

More growth, more evolution and more music.

What’s the most rewarding part of being a musician?

For me, it’s opening a window to my every day life and sharing it with the world. At that point, it’s not mine anymore and that’s freedom.