In Conversation with: Verseless
Meet the versatile the young Zimbabwean artist, music lover and producer, Verseless who is also the founder of VERYUS.
Where did your passion for music come from?
The passion for music came at early age, from watching Dad playing the keyboard to 'break-dancing ' to the Prodigy in the living room.
Where do you see yourself in music, what type of artist are you?Verseless is a music lover and music fan. Luckily a music creator as well. Bring on any genre, it's all inspiration. "I am music and music is me" so Verseless has no limitations to genre or sound. Whatever flows out, is.
Which three people would you say inspire you in your career and in life?
Too many inspirations to mention, of late Shawn Wasabi, Tycho and Sango, but all-time greats in Verseless' life have been Timbaland, Evanescence and Pendulum.
What can we expect from you in 2017?
2017 Verseless is going to bring a whole new dimension to sound in Zimbabwe and beyond. A whole lot of music coming your way.
What is your greatest achievement in life so far?
The greatest achievement would be to have a family that supports the movement. Convincing them, showing them that it can be done and will be done.
Who are the rocks in your life?
The rocks are thyself otherwise there is no point starting. Personal battles are hard. The family and last but not least the listeners, even when there were just 10, they kept Verseless going.
Where does the inspiration for your songs come from?
The inspiration is from everywhere, someone walking, a culture, a picture, a story, other people's music. It’s an overload at most times.
What is your favourite song and why?
There is one song that has stood the test of time and will always be played. Delirious - Mountains High. At one point in time this song was the ultimate escape, an eargasm if you will. It's just...special.
If not for music, what else would you be doing?
Parkour! Verseless always admired many other ways of expression. So most probably still an artist.
What do you hope people take away from listening to your music?
A new experience, to touch the soul, or just to have fun. Music is a language and we artists talk through this language so at the end of the day, we just want 'conversation'.
Given the opportunity which artists would you like to work with?
In Zim, Tuku, so much to learn from a man like him. In the world, Pharrell. This man always surprises Verseless.
Who is your favourite Zim artist and why?
Fav Zim artist right now, sonically is Ahsayn, because he is bending the rules. Mandipe is a great song. Business-wise, Takura. The aggression is something we can all learn from. Shout out to the team.
What keeps you motivated during the low moments in your life?
Ironically, music. Music stresses Verseless and calms Verseless. Anime, games and hot chocolate beverages come after. Usually depend on self-healing.
Where in the world would you like to perform and why?
Everywhere! The world vast and so much to see. Even if it’s a small kampung(village) in Indonesia.
What are you most fond of about being Zimbabwean?
Resilience. Gwinyai (Verseless' real name). Zimbabwe has taught Verseless to keep pushing even when things seem completely dim. #spreadlight.
Describe a typical day in your life.
Wake up, music music music, eat, music, music, anime, internet, anime, caffeine, music and sleep.
What is the biggest lesson that you have learnt in your career and life so far, that you wished you knew sooner?
Music is both a passion and a business. Verseless wishes he adapted he business element a lot earlier.
How can people access your music or get in touch with you?
Verseless, everywhere. Fb, Twitter, Soundcloud, Youtube. Verseless.com
Have you got any advice for other young artists who are starting out and trying to make their mark?
Don't fear, make mistakes, learn, grow.