Today we are diving deeper behind the story of the collaboration between DEEPERSONAL & ALNA. We are curious to know how their first single “Bouncing” was born.
DEEPERSONAL (real name Ryan Cockley) is a twenty-year-old music producer from Essex. We met online last year when I was scouting independent artists for Swedish music startup Melobee. I was introduced to ALNA by a mutual friend and singer when I was looking for someone to cut my hair. My long curls were gone and our friendship began.
I knew that DEEPERSONAL is looking for singers to collaborate with and when ALNA showed me a few of her tracks, I knew that they are destined to work together. Today I am extremely happy to introduce “Bouncing” a more detailed chat with ALNA.
How the song was born?
The day when Ryan & I were introduced, I received three grooves. I had a bit of time during lunch since both of my kids had a nap. I liked all three tracks, but I felt attached the most to one of the demos. The same day, a bit earlier, I was hanging out with a friend and tried to inspire him to come back to music writing, so I said – yo let’s write a song! I took a piece of paper and a pen and started writing. By the end of the day, I sent lyrics back to Ryan to hear his opinion. He liked it very much and asked for vocals. A few hours later we had the first mix of “Bouncing”.
Bouncing along, Bouncing alone,deepersonal & ALNA – Bouncing
Looking for someone feels like home…
…do I get to feel like home??…
We saw a trailer for a video. Tell us more about it
A friend of mine Ignas, who is now moving his career to professional movie directing, filming & editing contacted me by chance and I shared the track. The same day he offered to do a time-lapse music video. Check him out on Facebook as 7S Films.
The video will be released at the end of July and we can’t wait to share it with the world!
Are you planning to have more collabs in the future?
Absolutely yes. I have already recorded onto another groove he sent me and since Ryan is very busy, I’ve produced a record myself. You can preview “Feel It” on my Soundcloud.
A friendship like ours should never go to waste!ALNA
What are your musical inspirations?
Ryan says that he is inspired by pop, R&B and Hip Hop, but recently have connected to Jazz, as he started playing more piano. For me, it is funk masters Kool and the Gang, and Freddy Mercury, who was totally free and fearless with his voice and performance. I wish to be a combination of them both!
What keeps you motivated to never give up?
It’s our chance to freedom. We were all born free and still have a chance to choose the life we want to live. Being happy and having a chance to do things we have dreamt about when we had some space to dream big.ALNA
Last year DEEPERSONAL entered INDIE TOP 39 for the first time. “Bouncing” is his 4th single to enter the chart. So far, “Me & You” nearly reach the top as it peaked at number two.
What you got planned for 2019?
I’m releasing a full-length album on the last day of the summer! This will be funky rock album about my life… things that inspire and that matter to me. Will loads of bass, good drums, my sweet voice, some keys, great guitars, and horns… this will be great!