Troy Hudson

New vocalist Troy Hudson dips into a melting pot of classic R&B influences featuring the likes of Mary J Blige and Aaliyah to inform her songs. Her ‘visual’ EP Protect Your Throne is a great introduction…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 13 Feb 2015
  • min read
Troy Hudson credits the likes of Aaliyah, Brandy and TLC as the inspiration behind her mix of r&b and pop.

Indeed while her music harks back to that classic golden era, it’s also more than an exercise in nostalgia, with Troy offering a fresh twist on the sound.

Her distinctive vocals first came to the fore as a key member of girl group RD. She honed her skills over three years together before the group disbanded and decided to go it alone.

Troy’s ‘visual’ Protect Your Throne EP is the perfect way into her music. Each video features a key cut from her tune arsenal while the film continues a story of her young life and search for love. Perhaps the best moment, Head Over Heels, has been getting much love from the likes of 1Xtra’s Sarah Jane Crawford and should signpost a successful year for this new talent…

I first started writing music because…
I've enjoyed writing out the lyrics to my favourite songs as a youngster. Since then it has become a way for me to vent and express myself.

I have been making music since…
I was a child. 16 is when I recorded my very first song.

My music is…
Relatable and real!

You'll like my music if you listen to...
Jhene Aiko, Rihanna and anything from the nineties era.

My favourite venue is…
A recording studio!

Music is important because…
I believe it sets the tone or mood for any occasion or in any situation. It takes you to lucid places within you thoughts.

My biggest inspiration is…
Michael Jackson! He inspired some of the best to ever do it as well!

My dream collaboration would be…
With Missy Elliott and Timbaland! Their music is timeless!

To try me out, listen to my songs…
On soundcloud right now!

If I wasn’t making music I’d be…
Scouting for talent or designing clothes.

In 10 years time I want to be...
Selling thousands of records and singing across the world!

@iamTroyHudson
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