What we know about pop singer Rudie Edwards and her future is limited, but her debut single, “Lover Like You”, is a catchy throwback disco-esque track and is totally outrageous. So we wanted to know more! Well, we had the chance to chat with the up and coming singer-songwriter about her single and more!
Lemonade Magazine is proud to present Rudie Edwards!
Aaron Mannari: Thank you, Rudie, for taking the time to chat with us! A lot of our readers are just learning about you, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Rudie Edwards: I’m a musician to the core. I hope to make music that will be remembered. Dancing is my second favorite pastime and I also have a huge weakness for dogs.
AM: We at Lemonade support your dog obsession! You attended BRIT School in London. What was it like being a student there and knowing the history of the school?
RE: I didn’t really know the history of the school before I applied. I was living in Dover, which is a really small town, and I always wanted to move to London. So I started looking for schools there. BRIT School was the only free performance & arts school that I could find, so I applied there. It wasn’t until after I got accepted and started attending the school that I realized how many great musicians had been there before me. When I started meeting the other students there I was blown away by all of the talent. Some of the best years of my life were spent there.
AM: That is so cool! Your music is fun and upbeat, but you have a mission. Tell us more about this mission.
RE: My single, “Lover Like You” is fun and upbeat, but the music on my EP varies. My main mission is to make music I’m proud of and hopefully make music that could be the soundtrack to people’s daily lives. I’m hoping that the “Lover Like You” single gets played in bedrooms when people are getting ready for a night out on the town. Picturing that puts a smile on my face. I also like to challenge myself and have fun with my music. I grew up listening to artists like Prince and Nina Simone. They always challenged themselves musically, tried things that were outside of the box and that’s what I intend to do with my music.
AM: You started in the UK, but made your way out to Los Angeles to do some songwriting with some pretty big names. Who have you worked with and how did their songwriting styles differ?
AM: “Lover Like You” music video is ridiculously fun and energetic! How did you come up with the 70s-ish concept and what was it like during production?
RE: I’ve always loved 70s fashion & music: the big hair, the outrageous outfits, the bass lines and guitar riffs. It felt like an era where people didn’t hold back and music and fashion went hand in hand. So the theme for the video was a no-brainer, especially with the style of the song being disco. James Slater had this idea for a Future Disco theme which I loved, so we just went for it. Being on set with a director like James and his team is the best feeling. Everything looked amazing! It felt like I was in an episode of Soul Train.
AM: I guess the next question is: when should we expect more new music from you?
RE: I’m hoping to have my EP wrapped up soon. It’s been a long time coming and there have been a lot of hurdles along the way, but I guess when you want to make something great it shouldn’t be easy. It’s good to finally feel like this EP is ready to be heard.