Speaking to NME about which indie bands had influenced him, the rapper heaped praise on the reunited Manchester band, saying of their reunion: “I’m excited about them coming back, and it’s definitely a massive look for music, it shows there’s something there for artists that create a legacy.”
The rapper also spoke about his love for Coldplay and reiterated his hope that he would one day get to collaborate with Chris Martin and co.
He said of this: “I’d definitely like to work with Coldplay. I met Chris Martin at the Q Awards and he was mentioning that my album was one of his favourites. That really touched me. Live, we’ve been using a bit of their track ‘Yellow’, because there’s a song I do [‘Please Don’t Let Me Go’] where the emotions match, it creates the same vibe.”
He said of this: “Growing up I listened to hip-hop, soul and reggae, but watching the TV you’d get introduced to different acts. I remember seeing the video [to ‘Bittersweet Symphony’] and thinking, this guy does not give an S-H-I-T. He looks cool, he’s just doing his thing. You just take to people like that.”
To read a new interview with Wretch 32 in which he discusses his follow-up to his 2011’s ‘Black And White’, pick up this week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands or available digitally. You can also watch a new video interview with the rapper by scrolling down to the bottom of the screen and clicking.