M.O

M.O

Since your debut album in 2012, you guys have released some big tunes such as “Not in Love”, “ wait your turn” and “Preach”. 2. Lets talk about Bad Vibe, what was it like working with Mr. Eazi and Lotto Boyzz?
Chanal: It was amazing to team up with such talented men who are so cultured and inspiring; Mr Eazi is one of the funniest people we’ve ever met and Lotto Boyzz have energy for days. You can imagine what it was like having all of us in one room together.
How did you guys go about getting them on a song, how did the idea come up?
Nadine: Mr Eazi heard the song and really liked it so got in the studio and put his (amazing) verse down. With Lotto, we were in the studio with them one day in the summer, playing them our stuff – we put on ‘Bad Vibe’ and again they just loved it and jumped on it… I’ve still got a video from Ash putting his first idea down – it was his first idea and the one that we ended up using. Really, they’re super talented artists and we were lucky to have them be a part of the project.
This song was highly successful so can we expect anymore collaborations between you guys on future projects?
C: You’ll have to wait and see but we do plan on working with some big artists – we’ve been speaking about more female collaborations since the women are really taking control over music at the moment, which just feels great. There are so many powerful women musicians that could come together to create a hit.
The title speaks for itself, was the inspiration from this song about a time where you guys were feeling some bad vibes or energy
Annie: It’s not really about a particular point in time, the theme of this song genuinely embodies how we all like to feel. We always always try and bring the good vibes and not entertain any bad ones.
Right now the AfroBeats Scene is major, is it a sound that you guys like a lot and can we expect anymore songs with a vibe like this.
N: Yeah we love the Afro beats scene - Chanal wand I went to Mr. Eazi’s carnival - style show and it just cemented it even more how much we love it, it was such a fun vibe!! There were some sick dancers and everyone was loving it!
Speaking of new, are you guys working on some new music right now?
C: We are and have been working on so much new music, honestly we’re in the studio pretty much non-stop, just always writing and creating new ideas. When you really do enjoy something, you naturally create your best pieces of work if you just give it time. You should see and hear some serious bangers from us real soon!
You guys mentioned on twitter that after the Camden Show next month you would like to hit up some new spots, when could we expect a show in Paris?
A: Oh my god, we would love to perform in Paris and meet our Paris Mob! It’s definitely on our bucket list for the near future, I also need to come back to Paris for the food ASAP!
How is the harmony is the group right now between you guys?
N: It’s just natural, nothing’s forced – we all get on really well. Obviously, we’re different personalities but to be honest we all compliment each other’s vibes in that sense. We also generally compliment each other all the time too! Hahaha.
You guys were recently the #inStyleBAFTA event, how was that experience?
N: Loved that! Again it was a great vibe, we love getting dressed up when the situation’s right - our stylist pulled together some great looks... Also Maya Jama was on the decks and that’s our girl! A couple of cocktails went down nicely as well. Ahah.
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How did it feel when you guys first heard Bad vibe on KissFM and BBC 1XTRA Radio?
A: It’s always absolutely crazy hearing your song on the radio. It always feels so surreal, no matter how many times you hear it. It’s such a privilege to sing and be heard and have people react to your music. We always remember that and that’s how we stay humble and stay grateful for everything.
You mentioned you guys got into the studio with Kamille, what can we expect from that collab
N: She’s one of my favourite artists and writers, such an inspiring woman and actually such a lovely soul! We’re putting some touches on a big song! We love it, it was such a good session and we actually worked really well together.
You guys mentioned that 2017 was about growth, overcoming challenges, and finding yourself. Can you talk about what it was like dealing with these challenges and staying positive throughout all of it, what are some of the most valuable things you learned?
All: I think the main thing for this was the bond we have and how we stuck together and kept the vision in main sight! Think that’s the key keeping the vision above all else but also just being present whilst we had challenges going on and dealing with them the moment they arose. It all made sense looking back on it now. We know there’s still going to be challenges, which we’re always prepared to tackle and grow through.
I want to give a warm welcome to Chanal as well, how has your experience as part of the group been so far?
C: Thank you! Yeah it’s a been a rollercoaster but a fun one. I’ve been writing loads and implementing my ideas into sessions and it’s really exciting that I get the opportunity to bring some of my south London identity into the group and help to influence and shape the new sound of M.O. The girls and I get along really well which is majorly important and we understand each other, which makes the rest easy.
Can we expect some exciting collaborations soon?
A: Yes definitely, There’s actually another collaboration on our E.P that we hope to deliver to you in the near future… We can’t wait for you all to hear what we’ve been working on in the last few months. It’s a major step and we’re really proud of the stuff we‘ve made. We just want you guys to hear it now…
Any particular UK Artists you guys want to work with?
N: I love Stefflon Don and Raye, Mabel’s also killing it and then they went a did a banger together! There are some super strong female artists from the UK at the moment, hopefully we’re also seen as one of them! Haha
What is a collaboration you guys have all talked about and would like to make happen in the future?
C: We all have a lot of artists we’d each really like to work with. We all have different tastes in music so it creates a lot of different potential opportunities... I’d love to work with rappers like Migos, Kendrick or Drake eventually. We’re going to need to grow more as artists to bag those collaborations but they’re definitely the artists that are defining my world right now. I know Annie and Nadine would love to work with Stefflon Don or Mabel, or Raye – there are so many women winning in UK music right now, it feels like such a strong time for us.
We are seeing a big rise in artists from the UK who are dominating the charts, what do you think about this rise? And it is about time UK artists get the same recognition as American artists?
N: I’m loving it! it’s something that should be celebrated and something we all should be super proud of, we know how hard everyone in the industry works and it really does feel like there a particular wave happening right now. Things are changing and I love the fact that we’re producing bangers from every angle!
What are your favorite brands?
C: I’m not sure we all have a favourite brand. I personally always wear different brands, and we love to support underground brands and upcoming lines. I’m a big lover of fashion so its difficult to pick a favourite, because there are so many that I appreciate and admire. A few big brands I believe are killing it right now would have to be Off-White, Balenciaga and Fenty. Some Smaller brands that I think are about to blow up, probably Kuki London, Namilia, I.AM.GIA, Cold London and Marbek.
Have you guys attended any shows for fashion week in London?
A: We were too busy in the studio to attended any shows last fashion week but we’re all absolutely obsessed with fashion and clothes and especially trainers! Me being the most obsessed with trainers I think! Chanel would be the most up for trying out the edgier styles out of all of the three of us though I think!
What city would you guys most like to perform in?
C: In terms of the UK, probably Birmingham (where Lotto Boyzz are from), and Manchester because they both have some cool cultural hubs. I think all of us would really love to perform in New York and in LA too!
N: Yes, selling out New York’s Madison Square Garden is the ultimate life goal for every artist I think… I’d love to be able to say one day we’re going to New York for that. And again, for the food. Ahah.
By Lenny Sery

M.O

Since your debut album in 2012, you guys have released some big tunes such as “Not in Love”, “ wait your turn” and “Preach”. 2. Lets talk about Bad Vibe, what was it like working with Mr. Eazi and Lotto Boyzz?
Chanal: It was amazing to team up with such talented men who are so cultured and inspiring; Mr Eazi is one of the funniest people we’ve ever met and Lotto Boyzz have energy for days. You can imagine what it was like having all of us in one room together.
How did you guys go about getting them on a song, how did the idea come up?
Nadine: Mr Eazi heard the song and really liked it so got in the studio and put his (amazing) verse down. With Lotto, we were in the studio with them one day in the summer, playing them our stuff – we put on ‘Bad Vibe’ and again they just loved it and jumped on it… I’ve still got a video from Ash putting his first idea down – it was his first idea and the one that we ended up using. Really, they’re super talented artists and we were lucky to have them be a part of the project.
This song was highly successful so can we expect anymore collaborations between you guys on future projects?
C: You’ll have to wait and see but we do plan on working with some big artists – we’ve been speaking about more female collaborations since the women are really taking control over music at the moment, which just feels great. There are so many powerful women musicians that could come together to create a hit.
The title speaks for itself, was the inspiration from this song about a time where you guys were feeling some bad vibes or energy
Annie: It’s not really about a particular point in time, the theme of this song genuinely embodies how we all like to feel. We always always try and bring the good vibes and not entertain any bad ones.
Right now the AfroBeats Scene is major, is it a sound that you guys like a lot and can we expect anymore songs with a vibe like this.
N: Yeah we love the Afro beats scene - Chanal wand I went to Mr. Eazi’s carnival - style show and it just cemented it even more how much we love it, it was such a fun vibe!! There were some sick dancers and everyone was loving it!
Speaking of new, are you guys working on some new music right now?
C: We are and have been working on so much new music, honestly we’re in the studio pretty much non-stop, just always writing and creating new ideas. When you really do enjoy something, you naturally create your best pieces of work if you just give it time. You should see and hear some serious bangers from us real soon!
You guys mentioned on twitter that after the Camden Show next month you would like to hit up some new spots, when could we expect a show in Paris?
A: Oh my god, we would love to perform in Paris and meet our Paris Mob! It’s definitely on our bucket list for the near future, I also need to come back to Paris for the food ASAP!
How is the harmony is the group right now between you guys?
N: It’s just natural, nothing’s forced – we all get on really well. Obviously, we’re different personalities but to be honest we all compliment each other’s vibes in that sense. We also generally compliment each other all the time too! Hahaha.
You guys were recently the #inStyleBAFTA event, how was that experience?
N: Loved that! Again it was a great vibe, we love getting dressed up when the situation’s right - our stylist pulled together some great looks... Also Maya Jama was on the decks and that’s our girl! A couple of cocktails went down nicely as well. Ahah.
[M.O]
How did it feel when you guys first heard Bad vibe on KissFM and BBC 1XTRA Radio?
A: It’s always absolutely crazy hearing your song on the radio. It always feels so surreal, no matter how many times you hear it. It’s such a privilege to sing and be heard and have people react to your music. We always remember that and that’s how we stay humble and stay grateful for everything.
You mentioned you guys got into the studio with Kamille, what can we expect from that collab
N: She’s one of my favourite artists and writers, such an inspiring woman and actually such a lovely soul! We’re putting some touches on a big song! We love it, it was such a good session and we actually worked really well together.
You guys mentioned that 2017 was about growth, overcoming challenges, and finding yourself. Can you talk about what it was like dealing with these challenges and staying positive throughout all of it, what are some of the most valuable things you learned?
All: I think the main thing for this was the bond we have and how we stuck together and kept the vision in main sight! Think that’s the key keeping the vision above all else but also just being present whilst we had challenges going on and dealing with them the moment they arose. It all made sense looking back on it now. We know there’s still going to be challenges, which we’re always prepared to tackle and grow through.
I want to give a warm welcome to Chanal as well, how has your experience as part of the group been so far?
C: Thank you! Yeah it’s a been a rollercoaster but a fun one. I’ve been writing loads and implementing my ideas into sessions and it’s really exciting that I get the opportunity to bring some of my south London identity into the group and help to influence and shape the new sound of M.O. The girls and I get along really well which is majorly important and we understand each other, which makes the rest easy.
Can we expect some exciting collaborations soon?
A: Yes definitely, There’s actually another collaboration on our E.P that we hope to deliver to you in the near future… We can’t wait for you all to hear what we’ve been working on in the last few months. It’s a major step and we’re really proud of the stuff we‘ve made. We just want you guys to hear it now…
Any particular UK Artists you guys want to work with?
N: I love Stefflon Don and Raye, Mabel’s also killing it and then they went a did a banger together! There are some super strong female artists from the UK at the moment, hopefully we’re also seen as one of them! Haha
What is a collaboration you guys have all talked about and would like to make happen in the future?
C: We all have a lot of artists we’d each really like to work with. We all have different tastes in music so it creates a lot of different potential opportunities... I’d love to work with rappers like Migos, Kendrick or Drake eventually. We’re going to need to grow more as artists to bag those collaborations but they’re definitely the artists that are defining my world right now. I know Annie and Nadine would love to work with Stefflon Don or Mabel, or Raye – there are so many women winning in UK music right now, it feels like such a strong time for us.
We are seeing a big rise in artists from the UK who are dominating the charts, what do you think about this rise? And it is about time UK artists get the same recognition as American artists?
N: I’m loving it! it’s something that should be celebrated and something we all should be super proud of, we know how hard everyone in the industry works and it really does feel like there a particular wave happening right now. Things are changing and I love the fact that we’re producing bangers from every angle!
What are your favorite brands?
C: I’m not sure we all have a favourite brand. I personally always wear different brands, and we love to support underground brands and upcoming lines. I’m a big lover of fashion so its difficult to pick a favourite, because there are so many that I appreciate and admire. A few big brands I believe are killing it right now would have to be Off-White, Balenciaga and Fenty. Some Smaller brands that I think are about to blow up, probably Kuki London, Namilia, I.AM.GIA, Cold London and Marbek.
Have you guys attended any shows for fashion week in London?
A: We were too busy in the studio to attended any shows last fashion week but we’re all absolutely obsessed with fashion and clothes and especially trainers! Me being the most obsessed with trainers I think! Chanel would be the most up for trying out the edgier styles out of all of the three of us though I think!
What city would you guys most like to perform in?
C: In terms of the UK, probably Birmingham (where Lotto Boyzz are from), and Manchester because they both have some cool cultural hubs. I think all of us would really love to perform in New York and in LA too!
N: Yes, selling out New York’s Madison Square Garden is the ultimate life goal for every artist I think… I’d love to be able to say one day we’re going to New York for that. And again, for the food. Ahah.
By Lenny Sery