Denis Coleman is the 15-year-old rising star who has been making waves in the industry since releasing his debut single ‘You’ last year.
From working with top producers, being an ambassador of CeCe Sammy’s The Power of Muzik campaign, to performing across the country, it’s safe to say that Denis is living the dream and growing from strength to strength as an artist by the day.
Denis has just released his infectious new single ‘Imperfect’, which comes with a positive message that we can all relate to. You can currently see him performing the track across the UK as he is supporting The Vamps on their Four Corners tour.
We caught up with Denis Coleman to talk about ‘Imperfect’, touring with The Vamps, his future plans and more.
Hey Denis, welcome to CelebMix! For those who may not have heard of you yet, how would you describe your sound?
A blend of Pop music and R&B, with influence from hip hop and electronic genres as well. Somewhere between Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Mura Masa and Post Malone. Music that’s fun and easy to dance to as well as staying interesting and meaningful.
You recently released a new single called ‘Imperfect’ – what’s the reaction to it been like so far?
So far the reaction has been amazing! So many people have told me they love it and people have been streaming and sharing it loads which I’m so grateful for! Overall, I just have been really blessed with how much support I’ve gotten for ‘Imperfect’ and I really appreciate everyone who has made that possible!
What kind of message do you want listeners to take away from ‘Imperfect’?
I want people to feel more confident after listening to it! There’s so much pressure today on people from social media and the internet to look and be perfect, and I just want to remind people that it’s normal and ok to be imperfect because at the end of the day, we all are!
Are you working towards an EP or an album? If so, what can we expect from it?
Yes! I’ll be releasing an EP later this year! You can expect some pop bangers, some R&B vibes and a few experimental tracks really pushing the boundaries of modern pop music.
You’re currently on tour with The Vamps. What’s the experience been like so far?
So far it’s been absolutely amazing! The Vamps, New Hope Club, HRVY and Taylor Grey are all super nice people so it’s been really great spending time with them! Playing arenas has always been one of my dreams, so it has literally been a dream come true being able to play these venues.
Is there a particular show from the tour so far which stands out as a favourite of yours?
To be honest, all of the shows have been amazing so far and it’s really hard to pick a favourite! One of the shows which I really enjoyed was Liverpool arena, just because of the history of music in the city to do with the Beatles, etc. I really felt the history and the music in that city!
You’ll also be headlining your own UK this summer. What can fans expect from your headline shows?
There will be the songs they love and also lots of new material! I’ll definitely incorporate an acoustic track into the line up and maybe even a violin solo!
You’re supporting The Vamps along with your The Power of Muzik pals. Can you tell us about your work with The Power of Muzik?
With The Power of Muzik I’ve done some really amazing things! I’ve been able to tour the country visiting schools and helping inspire students there. I’ve been able to support The Vamps on their arena tour, be on radio shows, meet incredible people and work with talented artists and mentors. I’m in CeCe Sammy’s new book and have been able to share my love of music with kids all around the UK.
Who are your musical inspirations?
My top 3 would be: Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, and Chris Brown.
Music has been a massive part of your life since you were five. Did you ever consider any other kind of career path which didn’t involve music?
I’ve always really been into academics (especially maths and history) and if I wasn’t a musician I would definitely pursue a career in politics or business.
You’ve worked with some great producers and artists over the years. Who would you love to collaborate with next?
Max Martin would 100% be my dream collaboration. He’s an absolutely incredible songwriter and producer who has written so many hits it’s unbelievable! Other people I would love to collaborate with would be Mura Masa, Metro Boomin and Kanye West.
What are your plans for the rest of the year?
After finishing touring with The Vamps I’ll be in the studio writing new music for a short time before going back out on the road for my own headline tour! I’m also performing at several festivals this summer! There may also be another support tour coming soon.
For more information on Denis Coleman, check out our Discover article here.