HRVY talks life on tour with The Vamps, dedicated fans, and his new single
The English singer will continue to join The Vamps on tour next year as well.
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HRVY, an English singer who is well known for his popular track ‘Personal’, has most recently opened up for the Vamps on their Night & Day Tour. The 19-year-old singer will continue to support The Vamps on their 2019 tour as well, continuing to build a fanbase of millions. Before performing his set in Boston, HRVY spoke to United by Pop about the start to his career, dream collaborations, and touring.
You’ve been on tour with The Vamps for awhile now! How has that been?
Amazing. I’ve been touring with them since the middle of this year. We went on tour around the UK and then they invited me to come to America with them. I said amazing, let’s do it. I’m out in America with them now, and next year I’m doing a tour with them as well back in the UK. It’s been crazy. I get to do really big venues and I get to hang out with the boys as well, so that’s super cool. It’s been really cool.
What do you and the guys on this tour do when you have free time?
Whenever we have time off, we go get some food or go to wherever we can. There’s not always a lot of time because we travel a lot straight after this [concerts]. I’m sure the next tour we do, we’ll probably figure some stuff out. I want to go go-karting.
Can you tell me a little bit about the start of your career?
Just from the internet! Facebook when I was like 13, and then it kind of just went up from there. It all started through the internet and Facebook. I would post videos of me singing covers, and then they shared it, and then it got to more people.
When I’m ready for it and I think everyone is ready for it and I feel like the time is my time, I’ll release it.
Your new single is ‘I Wish You Were Here’. What can you tell me about that new track?
It’s out now! We did the music video for it in LA in a prison. That came out about two days ago and has almost 2 million views, so that’s crazy. It’s going well. It’s going good for me, and I’m really appreciative of everyone who has got behind it and helped me out.
Will that track be included in a future EP or album?
Yes! Definitely. A future EP or album at one point, but I’m just going to keep releasing singles now and making songs. When I’m ready for it and I think everyone is ready for it and I feel like the time is my time, I’ll release it.
‘Personal’ was a huge hit and massively successful. How was it to do that track and then experience it all?
I heard the song and heard the chorus of it. I was like: “I need that song!” They got me the writers who wrote the chorus of it, and we reworked the verses and some other stuff. Then, I fell in love with the song and thought it was a really cool song. I went out to America, and we shot the video at a school, and it kind of blew up. You don’t expect something to do that well. It feels really good for people to know the song and sing it back.
You have an extremely dedicated fanbase! What do you love most about them?
They’re really loyal and they’re honest as well! You can talk to them and they’re honest, which is really cool.
How was it to perform at Capital’s Summertime Ball?
Insane! It was my first time doing a stadium, and I rose from the floor and felt like Michael Jackson. I looked out and was like, “Whoa, this is huge.” Everyone was looking at me. I kind of loved it. It was crazy. That was one of the best moments of my career.
What are some other highlights from your career so far?
That [Capital’s Summertime Ball] was one! ‘Personal’ and my own show I did about two months ago. It was my own headlining show in front of 2,000 people back home, which was really cool. Then I am doing the Apollo [Theater] during Christmas time in the UK! That’s going to be my biggest headlining show ever, so we’ll see how that goes.
Do you want to collaborate with any artists in the future?
Yeah! So many people. Martin Garrix, Marshmello, Ariana, and Ed Sheeran. I’ve got so many!
Who are your inspirations?
I’ve listened to Justin Timberlake a lot. Growing up, I listened to loads of different music, so didn’t really have an actual inspiration. I have inspirations now in terms of people like Shawn Mendes and people like Bazzi. I love him and I’m covering one of his songs during my set. He’s great and a new artist. A lot of my inspirations are people who are my age and from now because I inspire to do the same thing [as them].
If you could switch places with another singer or musician for a day to see how it is to be them, who would you choose?
Snoop Dogg. It seems like a really chill life, so I’d like to know how that feels.
What can fans look forward to either for the rest of 2018 or looking forward into 2019?
More music, more music videos, more touring and more of my face everywhere!