Pierre Bless discusses songwriting, new music video and more
Charlotte, North Carolina-based rapper Pierre Bless recently released the video for “Right On Time,” a song about the emergence of success at the appropriate time.
Born in Germany and raised in the U.S., Pierre discovered his talent for music in school, beatboxing with friends. Since then, he’s shared the stage with 2Chainz, Young Thug, K Camp, and Trae The Truth, along with many others.
In the video, Pierre sits on the hood of a Corvette encircled by beautiful dancers. Cool and calm, he exudes the peaceful disposition of a man at one with the universe. He knows all good things come at the right time, so why worry and try to coerce circumstances.
Slow, low, and banging, “Right On Time” allows Pierre to demonstrate his insightful lyricism and tight, tasty flow.
“Put me in the Times / I’m in prime mode / Head of my time / Any time / Every time zone / The God flow / I’m in God mode / Blessings hittin me wit combos.”
Rhyme Junkie caught up with Pierre Bless to find out more about his songwriting process, the inspiration for “Right On Time,” and what fans and listeners can expect from him in the upcoming months.
How did you get started in music? What’s the backstory there?
As a man who has been experimenting with music since middle school, Pierre Bless is in no rush to speed up his creative flow. Instead, he knows that stressing about success won’t bring success; what you put out in the universe will be what you get back. The Charlotte, NC rapper was born in Nuremberg, Germany but raised in the States. He discovered his talent in the classroom while making beats with his classmates, who were beatboxing. He finds influence from some of the top names in hip-hop like Nas and Mase.
What’s the story behind the name – Pierre Bless?
The Pierre Bless moniker is based on his deep attraction and connection to universal energy in addition to his younger brother’s middle name, Pierre. His brand, Spread Love, is a parent company that encompasses his clothing line and record company. Whenever he puts pen to paper and words to the mic, Pierre Bless makes sure to create and perform music from his introspective lyricism and immersive hip-hop experience.
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What’s your favorite song to belt out in the car or the shower?
“Right On Time.”
What singers/musicians influenced you the most?
Nas and Mase.
How do you keep your sound fresh and avoid coming across as derivative?
I keep recording music on a consistent basis and this keeps my sound maturing and up to date.
What is your songwriting process? Do the rhymes come first, or the music?
I usually like to hear the beat first, but sometimes I come up with the chorus first and have it waiting for the right melody
What was the inspiration for your new single/music video “Right On Time?”
“Right On Time” was inspired by a real-life experience in regards to dreams and aspirations. We wait for what seems like forever to achieve our goals when we should all realize it’s not in our hands as to when the success comes.
What do you want people to take away from the video?
That time is a major factor when it comes to power.
What’s the significance of the clock in the video being stuck on 10:10?
10:10 is a spiritual number that symbolizes that we are on the right path in our lives.
Where was the video filmed and who directed it?
1xstudios in Charlotte NC by Picman704 and KD704.
What’s next for you musically?
I plan to record and release at least a song a month in 2021 and at least 6 visuals.