I caught up with one of the brightest up and coming, local, producer and singer’s, TiMO ODV, who is making a name for himself in the industry.
We chatted about his smash hit single, ‘Save Me’, which has been received to rave reviews and has made it to number 1 on local charts, as well as his hopes for his work in the industry.
Why did you pick the moniker TIMO ODV?
My name is Timothy and my surname is Oude Vrielink, TiMO ODV is just a shortened version of that.
How would you describe your sound?
I’d have to say deep house mixed with pop and a little bit of everything in between
Who are your musical influences?
Ryan Leslie, John Mayer, Sam Smith, Taylor swift, Chris brown, Stimming, Franky Rizardo, EDX and 1000 other artists.
What was it like working with Sarah Jackson on ‘Save Me’?
It was awesome she has a really beautiful voice, we been best friends for a while now and we have songwriting sessions every week. You should hopefully be seeing a song of hers soon.
‘Save Me’ has proven to be smash hit locally, what was your initial reaction to the response?
Totally, Totally, Totally overwhelming I didn’t expect the response at all to be honest. I’m still shell-shocked to be honest.
What would you like to achieve in the music industry?
I’d like to win a SAMA have a couple #1’s and reach the UK top 40 somehow, that for me would be a dream.
Last but not least, what is up next for you?
I think just new music, need to carry on making more music and just pray that people respond as positively as they have been.