Nigerian Producer, Singer and songwriter, Pheelz has revealed the back story of how he and Buju created their hit collaboration, “Finesse“.
The producer was recently interviewed by Billboard on his recent success and his signing to Warner Music among other issues.
He was asked how his viral hit, “Finesse” was created and Pheelz revealed that the inspiration came up during a training session he held for a new producer he signed.
According to him, the new producer whose name is Micheal actually created the beat which inspired him to come up with the melody and lyrics of the song.
In his words;
“It kind of came about as a training session ‘cuz there’s a new producer that I just signed and have been mentoring for a bit. His name is Michael.
We were in the studio and I was trying to put him on Ableton Live, ‘coz I use Ableton Live to produce songs. He started messing with the guitar loop for “Finesse,” and I thought, “Oh. That sounds good.” I left him in the studio and he kept making the beat. Then, I came back and he already had the beat done. I was like, “This is dope.”
So I sat down with him and started playing with some melodies in my head and the melody [starts humming] just came to my head, and I dropped that as the melody. Then, I started putting in lyrics and yeah, that’s how it started.”
When asked about how the success of the song on Tik-Tok had impacted him, he replied;
“I’ve always been a believer of being myself unapologetically. I think that’s how I’ve always moved. I think I’m in that sweet spot of old way of doing things and new way of doing things ‘cuz I’ve been making music for a minute as well and I’ve seen how over here music is being marketed.
But right now, it’s just beautiful, because there’s more power in the creative and in the hands of the actual artists. When I made the “Finesse” video, I made it right here in my studio with just my iPhone and I posted it on Tik Tok.
That’s the kind of power we have as creatives now and it’s amazing, it’s beautiful. It has its challenges, but I think altogether it’s a really beautiful reality to experience.”