I caught up with one of my new favourite artists CRiDDLE to talk musical influences, what’s in store for the rest of 2021 and preference on recording or performing live. CRiDDLE has recently dropped her new single ‘All In My Head’ and I can’t get enough of it. Listen at the bottom of the interview, you won’t be disappointed.
Introduce yourself and your hidden talent!
My name is CRiDDLE and my hidden talent is being able to speak to my cat.
What made you decide that music is the right path for you?
I’ve been singing and performing my entire life. I’ve been creating music since I was a teenager. Creating music and performance just comes so natural and it has always been the focus of my life. I can’t imagine pursuing anything else.
Do you prefer performing live or recording, and why?
I love to record but I think performing live is my favorite thing to do in life. When I’m on stage performing, I’m just so incredibly happy. It’s magic.
Who are your main musical influences and why?
I think when it comes to my influences as a vocalist- I grew up listening to lots of powerful female singers. I wanted a strong beautiful voice, so I listened to a lot of Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Beyonce; my parents also had me listening to classic rock singers like Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks. Artistically though, I’m very much influenced by Rihanna, Jhene Aiko, SZA, Ariana Grande, etc.
What’s in store for you for the rest of the year?
This year I am planning to do more performances in LA and release an EP at the end of the summer! Keep a look out for more info by following @criddleclayton on all social media platforms!