SMOOTH LIKE BUTTER. Our exact thoughts after having the pleasure of checking out the music and incredible vocals of Wil Glover. His tracks, ‘You’ and ‘Truth’, are both classic, R&B songs that will be loved by fans both in and outside of the genre. In recent years, R&B as a genre has taken a step away from the mainstream, but artists like Wil really give us faith in its’ revival. When asked who his dream collaborator would be, Wil listed Beyonce as one of his choices due to her vocal prowess, and we are here for it. Check out some of his music below, and just picture the 2 of these artists going head-to-head on a legendary R&B track. We’d love to see that come to fruition someday. In the meantime, get to know Wil Glover as an individual and as an artist below:
Who is your biggest musical influence?
My biggest influence is definitely my mom and Stevie Wonder. I grew up with my mom, who is a singer/songwriter, always bouncing music ideas and concepts off of me. It really taught me the how to format those ideas into songs. When I heard how Stevie used so many layers of creativity in a song, it set me on fire to a path where I did the same in my own music.
Who is your dream collaboration?
My dream collaboration would me Beyoncé and/or Bruno Mars. Not because they are widely popular but more because that have so much range of musical possibilities in their skill set. It’s a dream when you can create with someone without limits.
What is your current favorite song?
My joint right now is “Role Play” by Eric Belliinger, the way that guy writes makes your imagination go to work.
How would you best describe your musical style?
I would describe the music I create as a fusion of multiple genres. One song can sound like R&B, Gospel, jazz and Hip-Hip all at once, I just call it Life Music.
What is your favorite lyric you’ve written thus far?
Mmmm, Good question, my fave right now is the hook for my single “YOU”
‘Surrender my heart to you, I do.
Lead me I will follow, pursue.
Cause I can’t live without you, its true.
And no one else can heal me ‘cept You.’
Music speaks in so many different ways simultaneously, melodically; lyrically; sonically… spiritually the possibilities are endless. I feel blessed to be able to use it as a form of communication.
What do you most want people to know about you/your music?
I get asked more, “Where did this come from?” lol. That answer is literally my life! I’m actually writing the soundtrack of my legacy.
What inspires you when writing?
Different things inspire me. Being a country boy from South Carolina, yard work was a big part of my Saturday mornings. I’d write songs out of the rhythms I hear outside or my footsteps as I was mowing the lawn or if bird chirped a melody. Don’t give me a subject, lol.
Where is your favorite place to write?
In solitude. I can hear the instruments in my head, the chord progressions and harmonies. That quiet allows me the space to create at my own pace.
What is your favorite hobby outside of music?
Probably playing tennis, I was the #1 player in high school and I really enjoy playing.
What is your spirit animal?
At this point in life, I’m only interested in flying high so I would have to say an Eagle is absolutely my spirit animal.
What is your favorite way to find new music to add to your playlists?
Probably thru iTunes, it’s normally how I find new music.
Last, but not least, favorite late night snack?
Fruit, lol. I’m a snacker so a fruit salad is always on deck.