Music makes the man, especially when it comes to Karl Wolf. The triple-Platinum selling Canadian R&B sensation released his fifth studio album, Stereotype, and being the hard working, do it yourself kind of guy that he is, Wolf actually did al himself when it came to that album. Skillfully arranged, Stereotype features performances by the multi-talented artist on bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. Wolf even took the reins on the majority of the album’s production, making sure that Stereotype turned out exactly how he envisioned it. From party songs like “Let The Music Play All Night” to jazz infused love songs such as “Dreams”, and highly personal efforts such as “Wasted” and “Everything To Me”, Stereotype shows off how multifaceted Wolf can be.
Recently Addicted got the chance to find out exactly what makes Karl Wolf tick. Take aread below.
What made you want to get into music?
My mom was a piano teacher in Dubai and so it was more like her pushing this piano thing onto me, which I was not for at first, then I realized later on that it was something i have a affinity for.
How did you get your start in the industry?
I started off as a DJ when I was younger.. but never really took it seriously till I was in University in Montreal. I began auditioning for bands and got my first gig as the lead singer for trip Hop group “Ten Zen”. One thing led to another and boom had a #1 single in 2008!
How would you describe your music style, and what are your influences?
My musical sound is mostly RnB, some Dancehall with some touches of Arabic in certain songs. Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Sade, Stevie Wonder, Demarco, Prince, Luther Vandros, Chicago, Toto, Fleetwood Mac, Boyz II Men.
You’ve worked with some of the biggest names in music. Can you describe your experiences with one of stars, and what impact it may have had on you?
I would say Touring with Akon was a highlight. He’s a great person and showed me that one can have major success and yet still be a “cool” guy who’s humble and caring of others. He has a similar story to mine where he came to North America later in life and has made a huge impact with the little he had.
Is there someone out there that you haven’t worked with that you would like to?
Sade is my fav singer and It would be a dream to work on a song with her.
Our magazine is called Addicted because we are trying to show people the positive side of addiction and how loving something that much can make you accomplish great things. What would you say is your positive addiction?
I am absolutely addicted to making and performing music! It’s my life, my lifestyle and it’s as important as the air I breathe! My addiction to music has gotten me where i am today!
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