Hollywire caught up with Outasight at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, where the artist talked about his experience at SXSW,
On his SXSW experience:
It’s been great. I’ve been here two days. I was here Tuesday, and now I’m here today. We had a show Tuesday night at La Zona Rosa and that was really fun.
On seeing the Pepsi commercial for the first time using his ‘Tonight Is The Night’ hit:
The first time it aired was the Wednesday night when ‘X Factor’ premiered. I was at my apartment and had a bunch of friends over, popped the champagne and celebrated. I just knew that things were gonna dramatically change. I went on tour with Gym Class Heroes and I just got the phone call. Yeah, you’re gonna be performing on ‘X Factor’.
On his big jump in Facebook fans after ‘X Factor’:
It definitely went up dramatically, and thank you to all those people who liked me. I like you too.
I’m never stopping touring. We’re about to go on a nationwide tour with Dev, to support her debut album which is dropping. I think it’s Dev, me and Wynter Gordon.
On his next single:
It’s a song called ‘Now or Never’. I’ve been performing it live and the response has been amazing and it’s huge.
On the new album:
My album is coming out this summer. I’m really excited about it. I’ve been working on it for a long time, so the material is really strong. Very cohesive, and it’s gonna be really good.
My influences are very eclectic, which probably inspires me to be a little eclectic. I grew up listening to classic stuff, like the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Prince. I was a party kid. I used to go to raves with drum and bass. I was a party kid for many years in New York City. I was just inspired by so much. I’ve just done a lot of different styles of music, and my recent foray has been to play loud and fast.
I have to do a hook for Jay-Z before my time is too late.
Watch the interview via YouTube below.