Take 5: Pleasure Trap

Genre-mashing, evocative and real, Pleasure Trap’s charming alternative pop offerings are both confessional and addictive. Drawing influence from life’s many dramas, describing the world as he sees it, through a prism of angst, humour, worry and big dreams. Whilst also touching base with the destructive aspects of compulsion, love and hedonism. Latest single is Remedy – a song about a nasty break up. Intrigued about Pleasure Trap? You should be. Find out more in our Take 5…

When did you realise that you wanted to be a music artist? What or who has inspired you? 

Eminem was a very early music influence. He’s so prolific and outrageous, his ability to be comedic in 1 track and heartfelt the next is deffo something that has inspired me. I can’t remember a specific time that it clicked, but I grew up around music. Everyone in my family is a musician, and so it’s all I’ve ever known! 

Who, living or dead, would you dream of collaborating with?

There are so many artists past and present that I’d love to have worked with. Pop is in a great place right now with loads of amazing artists and I want to work with them all. Charlie Puth or Charlie XCX are probably the 2 highest priorities right now, though! Let’s just get the next single out and the tour done first.

Tell us about your single –’Remedy’-  what is the song about?

Remedy is about guilt. It’s about not handling a break up well, going off the rails and doing all the chaotic sh** you shouldn’t be doing to look after yourself. I wrote it as a remedy for what I was feeling at that time and actually that has come through in the writing. It wasn’t intentional, it just kinda came out that way.

Tell us five things you love about the city/town you live in, and why……
Hayward’s Heath! 

  1. It’s a commuters town nicely situated between London and Brighton
  2. My boys in Naipia have recently moved here (you should check them out great band) 
  3. As much as I love city life, Haywards is surrounded by loads of fields and forests, great to get drunk in or walk the dogs – it’s a vibe. 
  4. Ephesus does a banging halloumi wrap at 1 in the morning 
  5. The creatives I make music with all live locally 

What are you most looking forward to this year? 

We’ve just announced a 20 date tour in October all round the UK and Ireland. I cannot wait to gig the live set for the first time and meet people at shows. The team have put a lot of faith in the universe, especially with what’s going on re: Corona. Either way the tour is going to happen though and we’re going to throw it down, you should be there.