Ranwin Le-Roy is a South African singer/songwriter best known for his live performance on The Voice (China). Although he has a degree in Psychology and an honorary degree in Sociology, his passion has always been his music. He has traveled to a dozen countries showcasing his talent. With strong social media presence, unequaled passion, drive, and talent, Ranwin is taking the world by storm, drawing all eyes and ears. Most recently, he released his single, “Painting the Canvas,” showing everyone that he has what it takes and he is not stopping until he reaches the top.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music?
I don't think there was anyone in particular who inspired me to write music. I actually wrote poems when i was 14 years of age and not music. It was only later that I started writing music, and older musicians would say that I seem to really have a niche for writing.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Okay, so I originally went to Medical School in China to pursue my studies in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Wenzhou Medical College. Whilst being on campus I experienced problems with my phone. I went to the mall to have it fixed and my best friend, more like my sister Lucy wanted a snack and we stumbled upon Auditions for the very famous tv show "The Voice". She told me to try out because I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I tried out for the show and received a callback and immediately got asked to be on the show and so I was.
What has been the high point of your music path?
To be honest I see every bit of my music path as a great point from working with an incredible team in China to my amazing producer Advent (Hein Bosman). All these incredible people I get to work with every time help mold me to an even better artist.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I think it's mood related. Painting the Canvas is actually about a breakup and it broke me for a while. The song was meant to be sad and acoustic but I turned it into something more than that. My producer for this song Advent turned it out and it became incredible.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
I think it's not so much the music industry that has to change but the media. The media needs to celebrate new talent and upcoming artists to help shape their futures.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
This is quite tough for me to answer. I myself am a live performer and it would have to be Beyoncé or Jessie J for a full blown performance.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I usually rehearse with my best friends because they're brutally honest and my vocal coach. The only that needs controlling is my facial expressions, it's literally all over the place.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Actually, the song I struggled the most hasn't been released yet. So let's keep that on the hush since it features another artist. But the second most difficult one is "Sorry isn't good enough" which is also unreleased.
What's coming up in the future?
Obviously, I would need to tour and share my music with the world. Collaborations in all aspects of business besides music's already in the works.
Tell us where fans can access your music.