15 seconds of fame: Will Gittens

15 seconds of fame: Will Gittens

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I’m back with my new column 15 seconds of fame, the traditional 15 minutes having been reduced by some Instagram magic! Every month, I’ll feature one talented anonymous bird from this social media, allowing you to discover that person thanks to a little quiz and my favorite video (and as I’ve always had issues sorting things out, I’ll even add two extra links). But please note that even if I’m offering 15 seconds of fame to these music-loving users, it’s actually YEARS of success that I wish and presage with this column! Without further ado, I’ll invite you to get to know Will Gittens: this man OWNS every single song he decides to cover and what I love the most about him is probably how he keeps it so simple and casual, not feeling the need to show off his incredible runs and falsetto all the time. Hip hop, Christian music, pop, folk: he makes everything sounds like this delicious rnb syrup we used to get back in the early 2000s. Besides, before I came across his Instagram account, I had no idea I was all about that bass and you might come to the same realization while checking some of his instrumental covers/arrangements (can we please just jam out to Thong Song all night?).

And if you think you have what it takes to give me goosebumps too, send me your link to alison@urbansoul.be or @urbansoulmag on Twitter (and by the way, let’s follow each other on Instagram as well, shall we?)


Artist name: Will Gittens
Age: 22
City: Nashville, USA
I’m a: singer-songwriter.
Instruments: I play guitar, bass and drums.
I fell in love with music… : I’ve always been in love with it. My father is a singer/songwriter and musician; I grew up hearing so many styles that my dad introduced to me to. Even though I was involved in sports and other activities, I still found myself doing music in the end.
I sing because… : It gives me a natural high that makes me feel superhuman, I also love how my voice affects people.
My musical pet peeve: When people sing off pitch for a long period of time during a performance.
The song that represents me the best: I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder.
3 words to describe my own music: unique, catchy, smooth.
Dream collaboration: Drake.
Upcoming projects: I’m working on completing my first album this year.
Where to find me:  Instagram ● Twitter ● Soundcloud ● Facebook ● Vine ● YouTube

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