Introducing... Six D!
EXCLUSIVE | MTV.co.uk sat down with the band to talk GaGa, Adele & more...
Q: How does it feel to be releasing your first single, Best Damn Night? What can you tell us about the song?
Chantelle: It’s a bit crazy. Basically Best Damn Night is about being out and things aren’t particularly going to plan. Your losing things and you're like “I don’t wanna be here”, but your still having a really good time and not letting anything faze you. It kind of represents us as a group, we love to have a good time and have a laugh. We don’t let anything get to us, so that’s what it’s about and it’s really quite close home to us.
Q: The video has been directed by Colin Tilley, who has worked with the likes of JLS and more famously Chris Brown, what was he like to work with on your first music video?
Cassie: It was amazing. He’s so talented and young as well. It’s amazing to see.
Chantelle: He had such a good vibe and had such an amazing vision for us. It was exactly what we had in our head and it was so nice. He was like “guys, we're going to do this” and we were just like “yes yes!”- It’s what we wanted to do and it was amazing for us to just be in his company really.
Q: You have teamed-up with the likes of Wayne Wilkins (Cheryl Cole, Beyonce), Rico Love (Usher, P Diddy) and Jim Jonsin (Eminem, Beyonce Drake) on some tracks, What can people expect from your forthcoming album? Any surprises?
Pierre: It’s very diverse. There’s something for everyone on there. We've got slow ballad songs, we’ve got pop songs that are really upbeat like 2 Seconds - tracks you can really dance to. We've also got songs with dubstep, so there is just something for everyone on there really. As for the surprises, I dont think we are really allowed to say!
Kieran: I think you’re going to be surprised by what you hear, you’re going to hear Best Damn Night and be like “oh cool, I know what they're about”, then you’re going to hear some of our other stuff and you'll be like “is that them?” - that’s how Six D do!
Q: If you could collaborate with any artist out there at the moment, who would you pick?
Kieran: Tinie Tempah.
Pierre: Chris Brown, definitely.
Kimmy: I’d love to work with Adele, but I don’t know how that would work?
Cassie: Yeah it would, we could all do a dance around her.
Kieran: She could bend down and I can backflip over her.
Q: We read that you have been working with Lady GaGa’s creative director, Laurieann Gibson, making you the first UK act she has collaborated with – how did that come about? Any gossip on GaGa?
Chantelle: It was crazy; we had no idea we were going to be working with her or anything like that. We were getting something to eat in L.A and our manager calls us up like “guys, come back. There’s someone here who really wants to meet you.” We get there and there was Laurieann Gibson. She loved us from the start, she loved what we were all about, so we’ve been blessed with working with her and she’s an amazing choreographer and artistic director.
Cassie: She was directing one time and she was on the phone to Lady GaGa and she was like “oh my god, I’m so excited” and we were just like “Hi, it’s Six D here!”
Q: You were special guests on JLS’ tour back in February, have you stayed in touch with the boys? Any tour secrets?
Chantelle: We talk all the time and let each other know what’s going on and they were so lovely to us from the get go. They always asked us how the show was and how the crowd was so we will defiantly keep a relationship.
Kieran: As for secrets, I can tell you a good one. Kimmy can be quite awkward when it comes to kissing, shaking hands, hugging and basically greeting people, she doesn’t really know what to do. So, when Ortise came up to her I think they were just meant to hug but I think she wanted a kiss. She ended up kissing his neck, which was quite bizarre.
Kimmy: I didn’t realise when you do the kiss thing you’re meant to give the cheek and I’ve been sticking my lips on people’s cheek and everybody that we’ve ever met and I went to far.
Chantelle: It’s because he went in for the hug and you went in for the kiss.
Q: Cher Lloyd has been branded as a more “edgy” star from The X Factor, what do you make of her song?
Kieran: I like her video a lot, I’ve got a lot of friends in her video and I think it’s really cool. The outfits and that look really good. The style is amazing.
Chantelle: It’s not just one of those videos that’s like “oh go on Cher do something and we’ll film it.” You can tell a lot of thoughts gone into it a lot of vision.
Pierre: It’s a catchy song as well. I always find myself singing along to it.
Q: Kieran – we heard you were an extra in the latest Harry Potter movie – what was that like? Did you get to meet the main cast? What made you chose acting over singing?
Kieran: I was, but I like to say I was a stunt man. Basically I’m a death eater and I’m in the scene where Harry is getting beaten up, it was really cool. I also got to meet the cast and got to speak to Daniel Radcliffe. I watched it with Levon the other day, which was cool. With Six D, I get to do everything. I get to sing, dance and act. I also get to do my comedy.
Chantelle: He does a standup show every week!
Q: Levon – you are a world street dance champion, what made you decide to combine your dancing with singing?
Levon: I guess it was just wanting to dance and being able to show everyone what I could do, but on a bigger stage. When your competing as a dancer, once you win the world championship there’s not really anywhere you can go from there. I thought to elevate what I was doing, singing would be defiantly something I would have to do.
Q: Finally, seeing as you are about to burst onto the music scene, what do you hope to have achieved by this time next year? Tour? No.1? Dream collaboration?
Chantelle: One of our biggest aims is to do our first tour.
Kieran: Get an amazing album out.
Chantelle: Also, just to keep building up on our fan base and inspiring people.
Kieran: We want to keep on creating something new because we’ve just started out, so it's really hard for us to know what we are capable of. This is just the first step of our career and hopefully in a year, we would have found out feet and know where to explore and create something that no one has done.
Six D's debut track, Best Damn Night, is out now!
By Joanne Dorken