From the other side of the pond comes Ozonna, this UK singer is part of the pop and dance scene that has blown up in recent years. However, before you lump him into another ‘bandwagon’ artist, you should know that the Oz has a style all his own, right down to his red frames and bow tie.
DiGDuGDisaster: Your new single “Me & You On Top” recently came out on YouTube, what’s it about?
Ozonna: It’s a song about my obsession with success, Just want to say that isn’t by any means the official video to the song.
DiGDuGDisaster: Is the single available on iTunes?
Ozonna: Not yet.
DiGDuGDisaster: Do you write your own material or are you more of a performer?
Ozonna: I’m a singer songwriter. I write all my music as well as performing them.
DiGDuGDisaster: What is the pop scene like in the UK?
Ozonna: I think the pop scene is stronger than ever, Not just in the U.K but from what i can see. Pop is here to stay.
DiGDuGDisaster: You have a pretty unique sound for a pop artist, who are some of your influences?
Ozonna: I’ve always been drawn to artists that are particularly fearless, People i sense to be a big captain of their own ship. I’d say Madonna, Marina & The Diamonds, Annie Lennox, Mika, Grace Jones, Lady Gaga.
DiGDuGDisaster: Your last single ‘I Love Me’ has over 100,000 views and gaining momentum, do you think YouTube is an important outlet for new artists?
Ozonna: I think It’s very important, How else is an upcoming artist to showcase their videos but on the largest video networking website there is. The internet makes it so much easier for artists to push themselves and have people discover their talent.
DiGDuGDisaster: Have you performed live? Do you have a band?
Ozonna: I perform out very often around London and will be in New York in the new year for some shows which I’m really excited about. Yes i use to perform a lot with a live band but recently starting to find it easier to play with the backing tracks and my backing singers.
DiGDuGDisaster: Are you working with a producer or do you record your own songs?
Ozonna: I work with a producer.
DiGDuGDisaster: You are a very colorful and visual artist, do you have a theatre background?
Ozonna: Yes I have a background in musical theatre, I have been part of many different musical theatre productions over the years. A Beggars Opera, Oliver…. Musical Theatre is a big part of my childhood but i never thought it was for me in the long run.
Ozonna can be Facebooked @ www.facebook.com/ozonna. Be sure to check out his new single “Me & You On Top”!