Wretch 32 tried to emulate Gary Barlow on new single

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 November 2014
Wretch 32

Wretch 32

Wretch 32 has revealed that he was inspired by records from Coldplay and Take That when making his new single '6 Words', and wanted to create his own version of their well-known anthems

Wretch 32 tried to emulate Gary Barlow with his new single '6 Words'.

The rapper has revealed he attempted to develop an anthemic sound for his new track - taken from his upcoming third album 'Growing Over Life' - like that of the British bands Take That and Coldplay.

In an exclusive chat with BANG Showbiz, he said: "The inspiration behind it is listening to Coldplay records, listening to Gary Barlow records like 'Greatest Day', stuff like that, and just trying to put my spin on it.

"I wanted to put out my version of those big songs, one of those feel good records.

"You know like when you listen to 'Greatest Day' by Take That, when that chorus comes in, it just feels like you want to open your arms and sing, so it's just about making songs that connect with people on the biggest scale."

The 29-year-old musician - who rose to fame with his hit 'Traktor' in 2011 - will release '6 Words' on Sunday (09.11.14), and thinks that the 43-year-old Take That frontman will feel threatened when he eventually hears the song.

He added: "When Gary Barlow hears that song, he's going to know, 'That guy's a problem.'

"I might not be on his radar to write with. Chris Martin knows about me from my rap stuff, but when they hear that they'll be like, 'Ah this kid, he's done something!'"

Mentioning the personal message behind the song's lyrics, the father-of-two added: "It's about everything that I couldn't buy, that makes me feel special, so my children, my music, my career. Things like that."

Wretch 32

Hip hop and grime by the London-based singer-rapper, Jermaine Scott.

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