Myles Castello is a rising R&B singer from Scarborough, Toronto’s sprawling easterly area. Feeling as comfortable in the studio as he does performing on the stage, he’s been garnering attention with his moody yet danceable cadence of club-friendly music.
His song “Bad Company” dropped last autumn. The track, produced by The Uccis, showcases the young R&B singer and producer demonstrating vocal prowess, next to modern, dance floor sensibilities. An infectious self-assuredness permeates the track with a glint towards his city and its bright light.
The R&B artist, signed to Warner Music, isn’t staying still. Myles followed up “Bad Company” with “Way Off,” an ode woven around a near-universal young lovers quarrel, with listening payoff presented on a refrain built over a knocking drum beat. His latest track, the hard-hitting “Fade Away,” is the perfect summer anthem.
We had the opportunity to chat with Myles and discuss new single “Fade Away”, working with social media star Sophia Diamond, and what’s next.
Kat: Can you talk about the inspiration behind your latest music video “Fade Away”?
Myles: This idea came from a situation I was in, along with one of my buddies. We were both going through the same thing at the time and starting ranting to one anther about our problems during a writing session. So it made sense to sing about that. This song basically explains how; as much as you can tell yourself you don’t have feelings for someone, you know it’s a lie. But you’re sick of going through the same thing with them over and over until feelings fade, if they can at all.
Kat: For the video you collaborated with social media star Sophia Diamond. Can you talk about that relationship and how she came to star in the video?
Myles: Working with Sophia was great. She managed to learn all of her steps for this video in such a short amount of time. And the fact that she pulled it off this well, was impressive. She’s a hard worker, and had a good energy all the way through the shoot. Once she got warmed up to the camera she killed her role and made every part work perfectly as intended.
Kat: Can you talk about your songwriting process, does it differ from song to song?
Myles: My song writing process changes from song to song. I started out making beats when I first got into music. I played piano as a kid but ended up switching to guitar as I got older. At times, I start a song when I’m doing nothing music related. And when it comes to the creative process, I could start with a beat, a few guitar riffs, a voice-note, doesn’t matter. I just write to whatever I’m feeling that day.
Kat: Is there an artist you’d like to perform with, that you haven’t had the chance to yet. Or a song you’d love to do a cover of?
Myles: There are a few artists I’d want to perform with, but it changes all the time. I’d love to perform with Jon Bellion, Drake, Frank Ocean, Rosalia, Halsey, Chance The Rapper. The song “Stupid Deep” by Jon Bellion is a song I’d want to do a cover of.
Kat: What’s next?
Myles: The next thing on mind is putting out my first EP, so right now all I’m focusing on is making more music and getting these songs where they need to be for the stage.
For more on Myles Castello visit: https://www.mylescastello.com