Anyone who knows me knows that there’s nothing more I love doing than listening to EP’s and singles from upcoming artists and following them on the journey to the music industry. Recently, I have purchased, listened, and LOVED an EP which although has been out since January I have only just got round to listening to. But, now I have listened to it, I can’t stop listening to it!
Tony Wedral’s debut EP, The Next Step, is a collection of refreshing singles that will have you toe tapping for hours after listening to them. From catchy hooks, meaningful lyrics and a beat that will have you ready to dance, The Next Step is an EP which I would recommend you have a listen of. Quite a few of you might recognise Tony from his successful YouTube channel, and might be unaware of his venture into music, but, I can assure you that Tony’s EP is a really, really good discovery to make. I’m so excited for you all to have a listen to this EP, if you’ve not already! and to find your favourite song on there. I love Moonlight Sky, and I am 99.9% certain that you will all LOVE every single song on there.
I caught up with Tony to ask him about his EP, his musical influences and a bit about him. Check out my interview with Tony below.
I am a musician/songwriter and I used to make content for YouTube prior to releasing my debut EP this year. I also just recently graduated from University, studying Marketing!
Congratulations on graduating! In January you released your debut EP ‘The Next Step’, which by the way I love! How would you describe the style of the EP?
Thank you, Gabby! I’d describe it as personally honest, creatively exploratory and very influenced by modern alternative/pop music!
Personally, my favourite song from the EP is ‘Moonlight Sky’, do you have a favourite off the EP? And if so which one?
Ah, I’m glad you like Moonlight Sky. I also would have to agree; initially, it was Brokenhearted, because of the catchy hook, but as time has gone on and the more I hear my songs played, Moonlight Sky is the one I hear and have a specific, large amount of pride for.
It’s always a variety. Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran, Prince, Justin Timberlake etc. I always cherry pick elements of their musical styles and try to incorporate them into my own style I have!
If you could duet with any anyone who would it be?
I would love to do a song collaboration with Coldplay one day… even if I don’t sing but just write with them… it would be a dream come true!
Similarly, if you could support anyone on tour, who would it be?
That is true. Well, obviously, they mean a lot to me and I really appreciate all of their support in recent years. They’ve grown up with me; a lot of the fans were 14/15-year-olds when I started YouTube and now they’re finishing sixth form. So I see them more as a group of supportive people who have watched me develop in a variety of ways and I hope they could find it easy to understand me. The new fans… well you’re in for a hell of a ride too!
What can your fans expect for the rest of this year?
Finally, do you have a message for all your fans reading this interview today?