Labrinth: “I Like Being The Odd Kid…”
In the run-up to the release of his debut album, 'Electronic Earth', Labrinth spoke to The Sun about being singed to Simon Cowell’s record label, SyCo. The singer/super-producer told the red-top paper how every major record label wanted to sign him after the success of 'Pass Out', but felt that he would benefit more from Simon's deal. To Lab, he likes being the odd one out at the mogul's label...
He said: "After 'Pass Out', every label wanted to sign me. I'm a champagne connoisseur now because they all took me out. I was on the verge of signing for Universal, then Simon called me. They originally wanted me to work with 'The X Factor' acts and then they heard my material. They realised I was an artist. I loved the idea of being with SyCo and being the only urban artist with them. I like being the odd kid.
He added: The label drop artists every day and they micro-manage every act they work with. But they have changed their attitude with me. At first, they didn't realise I wanted to do everything myself as a musician, singer and producer. I went to number one with 'Pass Out' and then top three with my first single, 'Let The Sun Shine', so they didn't need to change what wasn't broke."
Labrinth’s new album, 'Electronic Earth', is out on April 2.
Words: Liz Black
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)