Black Nöize artist Soleille hails from the DMV, and to be more specific, Silver Spring, MD.
Soleille's musical range spans from R&B and Hip-Hop to Afrobeats, French Pop, and more. She defines herself as a Black Nöize artist as a rebellion against genre confinement. She's inspired by all music of the African Diaspora and has created her own lane to explore these sounds freely.
Setting the tone with her most recent single, "INTRO," our senses heighten as we sink our teeth into this hearty dose of lyrical expression. With lively instrumentation that's sure to up the ante of any track, the major piano chords making up the musical foundation of this beat breeds a sense of anticipation and curiosity at its peak.
Taking a full-on emcee approach to how Soleille performs these witty and heavy-hitting bars, the intensity she delivers is bold and proves that she is not to be played with. You would never guess that her musical inspirations swim in a sea of versatility, as she holds her own and tears the beat up during this one-minute performance chalked full of confidence and an unmatched swagger.
Kicking off 2022 with a bolstered presence, we adore just how resilient Soleille is with lyrical motifs as such, 'I ain't got nothing you want. So, baby, you don't gotta front. Lil mama a thunt. Crazy I'm still warming up' tucked into her verses. Get a taste of Soleille's charismatic charm with "INTRO" as the hype swirls around her in magnificent ways.
Congratulations on the release of your new single, "INTRO." With such a heavy-hitting and upbeat record, what sparked the inspiration for this record?
Thank you! I wrote INTRO and the project that it’s a part of when I had COVID late last year. I was stuck at home and felt stuck in my career. I was feeling overlooked by my peers and honestly was just very frustrated. I decided to do what I always do when I’m down and write my feelings out. After a couple of clicks on the keyboard, INTRO was born.
How long did it take you to write the witty bars that makeup "INTRO"?
I truly don’t think it took me too long. Probably an hour and some change at most. I’ve grown a lot when it comes to my songwriting as a lyricist and I’m always trying to find new and clever ways to say things. What was most important to me was for the emotion to be translated through the song. The passion, the Râgé, the confidence. I wanted everybody listening to feel me.
How does this song signify your growth as an artist and individual since making music?
I’ve come a very long way from proclaiming that I wasn’t capable of rapping. This record is a sort of genesis for me. Whenever I listen to it, I hear the improvements in my flow, wordplay, and even voice. Since I started releasing music, my number one thing was to make people “stop sleeping on me.” With INTRO, it’s different. I know I have people’s attention now.
If listeners could take away one main message from "INTRO," what would you want it to be?
Soleille is here. I’m here to take over the music industry and I’m here to stay. This song is a reintroduction of myself to my supporters and a fresh introduction to those who have never heard of me before. I’m coming out the gate guns blazing.
What's next for you?
I’m releasing a few more singles & videos in the coming months followed by the release of my next EP, 60 Seconds Or Less. It’s going to be my first solo EP since I released my debut project Tour Eiffel in 2018, so I’m very excited about it. I’m also working with MeMo to put out our second NO!RE project later this year. There’s a lot of music & moves being made and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!