Manje Khan wrote Sweetest Pie to the person he was dating at the time and he admitted she had the sweetest smile ever so that’s why he titled his latest single Sweetest Pie.
Manje Khan is an artist who focuses on writing music that’s fun and catchy and personal, he often uses circumstances surrounding/. “Sweetest Pie”, is a catchy song that features influences of alt-pop and hip-hop, which highlights his versatility and range.
The song has an 808 groove, which is driven by a deep kick drum and some hi-hats. Sweetest Pie, a reviving song for expressing how you feel about that someone in your life, brings all of this together.
In an interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh, Manje Khan made some revelations about his personal lifestyle and ow his musical journey has been thus far.
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What is your stage name
It’s Manje Khan.
Is there a story behind your stage name?
So growing up I was very impulsive and always wanted to be in whatever fad that was cool at the time. I had a skateboarding phase, a WWE phase, a lot of stuff. Ironically I just used my initials at the end to make Manje which in Swahili means do it and Khan meaning king so it means the king of doing it.
Where do you find inspiration?
Outdoors, exploring new places, sometimes being stuck in my own room doesn’t help so I try to go outside and even produce when the weather is great.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Honestly is was a great bonding experience for me growing up. Listening to Tamar Braxton and Michael Jackson with my dad and then listening to Nigerian gospel music with my mom was always a great and fun vibe.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Nah not really. The person that does music is my cousin King Brad who encouraged me to even start doing music.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
Just really discussing my stories of me growing up and living in two different worlds, in Atlanta and Nigeria really inspired me to take music on.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
Initially I was a songwriter back in high school and from there just learned over time. I never really had any formal training to write or produce. Just a lot of practice and YouTube.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
The first concert I actually went to was when I was in college, it was Future, he came out for our homecoming.
How could you describe your music?
A mix of electronic and soul over me rapping. I call myself an electro-soul alternative hip hop artist.
Describe your creative process.
So if I’m not making the beat which normally never happens now I usually make melodies in my head and can never get them out of my head and from there I write to the flow of what’s in my head. If I’m producing, I love to chop up samples so I might get that and flip it to something different and go from there.
What is your main inspiration?
My main music inspirations are Kanye West and Tyler The Creator
What musician do you admire most and why?
Aminé and Russ. They both did get signed by a major label and become independent and they’re both killing it and they have their business in order. Definitely really a situation I would like to be in.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yeah I doing a lot of trap music early on and then I realized really this year that’s not me it’s fake as hell. Trying to put on a different persona. So I did a 180 and become someone who makes more smooth, soulful stuff.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
I don’t really think that way anymore. I’m here to collab with anyone if we’re both in the same space.
What are your interests outside of music?
Anime, basketball, working out and hiking.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Probably be a senior developer honestly.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
There’s a lot of information overload on how to market your music on the internet. Once you find out what works then you go from there but before it can be really daunting.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Transparency on how to make it as a musician. There’s no clear cut way.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
The person I was dating at the time had the sweetest smile ever so that’s why I called it Sweetest Pie.
What are your plans for the coming months?
I have more singles coming out every month so December I will be dropping a new single!
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
Yes but it’s in the works, I can’t reveal it yet!
What message would you like to give to your fans?
This is an entirely different change to my style of music which is way more personal. I want people to really see the struggles I’ve gone through in life and hopefully it touches one of ya’ll.