Deore was born and raised in the Netherlands capital, but has his roots lying in Nigeria. Intrigued by making short freestyles as a kid, he only began to take things seriously at the age of 21 – a decision which already seems wise. Just his second offering of music, Mystery is a well-conceived melancholy-loaded rap tune sure to have your head nodding.
Soft piano musings and soothing melodies make for an atmospheric opening to Mystery. As 808 kicks and piercing hihats come in, it offers a contrasting – but finely executed – blend of delicate melody and heavy-hitting production, creating a murky and ponderous listening experience. Deore’s laid-back delivery style matches the mood perfectly.
Deore says on hearing the instrumental (produced by Evi) that it struck something deep within him. “I make sure I feel the beat out, so I might take thirty minutes to an hour to really understand how it’s making me feel,” says the Dutch artist. “Mentally, this one took me to a place where I just questioned life in its whole self.” He speaks of the obscurity he experienced during the song-writing process – ultimately sparking his drive to create a musical eulogy to human existence: “Life is a mystery, and that’s the beauty of it.”
“This was written at a time where I questioned a lot of things”
Armed with a healthy creative process, and inspired by a lust for life’s big questions, Deore looks to create music moods which blend old school flows with leading-edge sounds. He hopes his latest release, with its prying messages and murky melodies, can somewhat pacify his curiosity about the world – even if not affording him full clarity.
“This song was written at a time where I questioned a lot of things – but I came to a conclusion: maybe I’m just not meant to know what all of this means and it’s okay to not have the answers I was looking for.”
Whatever the incentives for this talented 23-year-old, his passion for musical expression is clear and raw. Along with music, Deore is an avid basketball player – “that and music I would say are my two biggest passions,” he says. Just his second offering of music, Mystery is an impressive single sure to slam-dunk his music career and place him centre-court in the UK rap arena.
Mystery, and his newest release Escape, are AVAILABLE NOW on all major platforms.