Riding the high of being nominated in eight categories of the Irie FM Music Awards (taking place on March 1, 2023), dancehall rising star Valiant (birth name Raheem Bowes) talks about why his songs are such hits.
Sitting down for an interview with Jaii Frais on his Let’s Be Honest podcast, Valiant explains why his songs resonate with listeners. In response to the question, “how yuh manage fi a continuously drop songs back to back to back, and a constant hit…?” Valiant stated, “You have a good team backa yuh.”
Expounding, Valiant said that he and his team members just join forces and “do di ting together.” “Yuh know say you can’t forget weh yuh come from and who help yuh fi put yuh pan a level.”
Along with Valiant, two other team members from The Diplomats and Tatik (of One Federation) were also present for the sit-down and played a part in producing and working on some of Valiant’s hits, like Sciance.
Valiant also mentioned that The Diplomats are a label and that they currently have their first project in the works called Heaven Sent.
In regard to choosing collaborations and writing music, Valiant said that his team works with “vibes”, and instead of putting pen to paper, they go with the flow and create lyrics on the fly or in the studio. The North Carolina entertainer even admitted to creating lyrics in his bathroom.
Watch the interview below: