‘A King Without A Throne’ is the debut EP from UK singer-songwriter and rapper, Lemar Wallace-Clarke

UK singer-songwriter, rapper, producer and musician Lemar Wallace-Clarke presents his debut EP ‘A King Without A Throne’. The singer from Reading has been working on this project for the past several months. Although it is his first time releasing a musical project, Lemar claims to be “acting on instincts” and experiences that he’s acquired from “watching others” to produce something that truly showcases his musical talent. The EP has an array of themes and concepts, however Lemar intends to keep to the common message that he’s maintained in all his ‘songs and sounds’ and that is – that he is “a king without a throne”.

What inspired you to begin a career in music?

Honestly, I couldn’t tell you because I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t doing music. The earliest memory I can remember was when I was writing songs with my brother and performing them to my parents, I was around five years of age. However, the lyrics I write now are mostly used to vent and express my life experiences. They are also to help people through similar struggles they may be facing.

Who are your biggest musical influences?

‘Arrested development’ are my biggest musical influence because instead of using their platform to promote negative concept, they use it to inspire change as well as portraying our culture in a very positive and unique way.

What is the importance of the connections you make? How can you utilise them?

It’s very important to make connections, you never know when you need to use them. It’s just as important to never burn bridges because every contact may be able to push you forward in the future.

In all your years of making music, what is the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself?

Ever since I started making music I’ve realised and understood that there’s nothing else I’d rather do, Music is my passion. From this I’ve learnt that I’d like to leave my mark and become recognised.

Everyone experiences good days and bad days, as a musician, when you have a bad day, what motivates you to keep moving and look ahead to the future?

My current situation has always kept me going i.e. how my mother lives, I want to move her to a better community and stop her from working by giving her back what she’s given me over these past years.

Throughout your musical career, have you experienced any ‘wow’ moments? Those moments that you stop to reflect and can’t believe you are where you are?

There was this one time when I was performing in front of the biggest crowd I had at the time, 1,200 people. They were all singing along to the song that I wrote and it was crazy to see that even though they never heard the song prior, they ended up singing it word for word. That was my ‘wow’ moment.

In regards to your goals and milestones, what would be the first thing to happen that truly let you know you were headed in the right direction to reach your musical dreams?

When people start investing in me without wanting anything in return because they believe in me and the music I make.

You have just released your debut EP AKWAT, tell us about the meaning of the title and creative process.

A King Without A Throne is a metaphor for a diamond in the rough as I believe that success is not marked by where you are physically but where you are mentally and your current situation will always catch up to where your heads at.

In your own opinion, what is the most meaningful song you wrote? What makes you say that one?

‘I wrote this at 21’. This song means the most to me because it’s my prediction of how my career is gonna turn out. I believe in the process of manifestation meaning that your thoughts determine the way you feel and the way you feel determines the way you act and your actions determine your results.

What does the foreseeable future hold for you as an artist?

Global success.

‘A King Without A Throne’ is available to stream via SoundCloud or purchase from Apple MusicAmazon and all major digital outlets.

Connect with Lemar Wallace-Clarke

Twitter | Facebook | SoundCloud | Instagram

Credits: EP Artwork by artchandler | All Photography by Ebony Williams Photography

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