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Get to know rising artist Infinite Coles as he debates his dream dinner party guest list, hopes to meet aliens, and calls for more music industry support for the LGBTQI+ community.
Welcome to Fresh Face, a quick-fire interview series spotlighting the best rising talents in today’s youthful music scene. From biggest pet peeves to party tricks and death row meals, we’re stripping things back from the formal Q&A format. Think of it like speed dating, but with some of the freshest music makers worth discovering.
NYC-based Infinite Coles is more than a triple threat, the singer, actor, model, and dancer is a quadruple threat, and he’s just getting started.
With only three songs under his belt – 2020 debut “Lightning”, sophomore single “Infidel” and brand new tune “Round” – Infinite Coles is gearing up to release his debut EP, ‘Destiny’ on 17th November.
New single “Round” sees Coles confront his inner demons, consulting his conscience on how to end the cycle of emotional desire he’s trapped in. Produced and written with multi-instrumentalist Bryndon Cook a.k.a. Starchild, it’s another taste of his ‘Destiny’ EP. Named after his late twin sister, the project is unpacks Coles’ individual journey and the manifestation of his sister’s soul that lives on through him.
Infinite Coles has a triple run of shows in NYC and London this November to celebrate the release of ‘Destiny’. In the meantime, we caught up with the burgeoning star to ask some of life’s big questions, like his biggest pet peeve, and what he belts out at karaoke. Dive in!
If you could bring three music icons to a dinner party, dead or alive, who would you bring?
I would bring Nicki Minaj of course, Frank Ocean, and Maxwell.
The biggest misconception about being a musician?
In my opinion, I think the biggest misconception about being a musician is that you have to be perfect. I’m definitely not perfect but I know what I deserve and what I can bring to the table And it may not be perfect but it’s real and it’s me and I think that’s way more important than anything else. I would rather people enjoy my mistakes than expect me to come out and be perfect.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is crumbs in the bed.
One thing you want to change about the music industry?
One thing I would like to change about the industry is the lack of love and support given to the LGBTQ community. As a black gay man, I would like to open more doors for my people because we are here and we are EVERYTHING. I honestly see a lot of things being taken or people being inspired by the community but there’s never a thank you or a shout out. I just want us to be heard.
How can an artist stay original nowadays?
Always know who you are. We all naturally grow and change every day in many different ways so I think the key is to be aware of what’s changing and when you are aware, turn the change into art. I feel like we all had a moment when we wanted to be someone else but I think we need to learn how to live in who and what we are.
Three things that inspire you outside of music?
Cooking, fashion, and Sailor Moon lmao.
What’s your life mantra?
My life mantra is: love and accept yourself and everything else will prosper from there. Those words helped me so much the past few years and when I finally lived in it, everything changed.
What is your biggest pinch-me moment so far?
My biggest pinch-me moment is still when Rihanna used my voice for her first Fenty campaign! I’m literally still gagging over that.
What’s your favourite karaoke song?
My favourite karaoke song is “I’m Like a Bird” by Nelly Furtado. That song was one of my favourites growing up.
Are we alone in the universe?
Definitely not lol and no shade but I’m ready to meet some new species so where y’all at?