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A chat with Warren Hue


Photo creds : 88rising


Indonesian singer-rapper Warren Hue presents us with his newest single "TENNESSEE" (listen here) while accomplishing so much at 20 years old, now the LA based artist is showing his more vulnerable side. Produced by frequent-collaborator, Chasu, "TENNESSEE" brings a different vibe to the table.


Hey Warren! Thanks so much for taking the time out to answer my questions, how are you?

Good! Mostly just having a chill time.


You’ve just released your newest single “TENNESSEE”, congratulations! Can you tell us a little bit more about this track?

Thank you, this was a track was based off the emotions I was feeling throughout the year so far, rediscovering myself and trying to zone myself out and focus on what’s important. I had a lot of people depending on me and the pressure had got to me so I had to write something based off that moment.


The inspiration behind “TENNESSEE” is vulnerable, how do you go about writing a track like that with out straying off and hiding those parts of yourself especially when you were going through a tough time?

I feel like being vulnerable and open in music is so special to me since it’s a story that can’t be told by anyone. I tend to write more personal stuff because it connects with me more and it serves more of a purpose. Being specific is always a good thing in music I’d say.


Can you talk to us about the writing and recording process of “TENNESSEE”?

I wrote the song maybe at 3am on my notes app just coming up with random melody ideas and one just stood out to me, which became the main melody of the song. I was definitely going for a mellow, sad, relaxed flow which I think fit well with the instrumental. I recorded it the next day and knocked it out in 30-40 mins, both the writing and recording.


Was there any differences between the creation of BOY OF THE YEAR and “TENNESSEE”?

BOY OF THE YEAR was definitely much more planned out, thought out and it took way longer to write. It was less personal since I had the thought of making an impact and trying to perfect it conceptually, but "TENNESSEE" was much more personal and it was written in whatever was going on at the moment instead of months or years of experience.


You’ve packed up your stuff and moved to Los Angeles, from Jakarta to continue your music journey which is a huge step! How has this been for you so far?

It’s been very challenging but super fun at the same time. I’m very lucky to have my mother by my side to help me out and support my music career. It was scary at first since I didn’t know what I was getting into but I knew my passion for music would always grow so I’m feeling a lot more grounded now.


You’ve been able to accomplish some incredible things so far such as having 4 songs being featured in Marvel Studios Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings, playing festivals in New York/Los Angeles and even the Singapore Grand Prix, is there anything you haven’t done yet that you’d like to do?

I would love to collaborate with a lot more artists and build genuine relationships with them. I don’t usually have that many music friends, but if I did I feel like it would set me in a more comfortable space knowing we’re in it together.


If you could describe your music journey so far in one word what would it be?

Pure!



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