Over the past year, we’ve seen an influx of “behind the scenes” artists break through as soloists. From the likes of Julia Michaels, ROZES to Emily Warren, these artists have dedicated years of their lives writing songs for other people, but in turn have decided to use their talent to make a career for themselves in their own right.
Another artist who’s recently made their solo breakthrough is KUIZZ, a singer, songwriter and producer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over the years, he has been busy songwriting and producing for others, working with multiple award winning artists such as Canadian Juno Award Winners; Mia Martina, Danny Fernandes & Kristinia Debarge to name a few. His writing talents have been recognised in both Canada and Japan, achieving chart success in the process. Whilst studying at the SAE Institute in Melbourne, KUIZZ later caught the attention of a music publisher in Los Angeles.
After dedicating much of his time to writing and producing for others, last year KUIZZ decided to put his personal music first and pursue a solo career. In September, he debuted his very first self produced and written EP Till The End.
The EP was well received by KUIZZ’s fans, however, one song in particular had a bigger impact on them than the rest. ‘Uncool’ tells the story of KUIZZ’s younger days, when he was the ‘unpopular new kid trying to find his way around being accepted by society’. Eventually, he came to realise that being “uncool” wasn’t necessarily a bad thing at all.
‘Uncool’, therefore, is the perfect second single from Till The End. The song has a really slick vibe, proving to be a song you can relax to. The lyrics are poignant and very relatable to anyone who’s ever been made to feel like an outsider. In a time where TV shows like 13 Reasons Why show the difficulties of acceptance, ‘Uncool’ acts as the perfect anthem to show that it’s okay to be different.
The track has since garnered over 10,000 plays on Spotify and Soundcloud, and has also been remixed by Daniel Matthias.
We love this gorgeous track – not only does KUIZZ have a melodic voice, but the song carries an important message, which is much needed in today’s social media driven society. We’re all different, and do you know what? That’s perfectly okay. The world would be a boring place if we were a clone of one kind of person.