PressureOnline, a new recording artist from Jersey City, New Jersey exclusively shares his debut single “Seems Like You’re Ready” today with Mechanical Dummy. In an interview, PressureOnline discusses what inspired the record, how he met the featured artist Bella Fyntae, what Valentine’s Day means to him, and more. The title of his song sounds familiar because it was inspired by the legendary singer-songwriter R. Kelly’s hit record from his debut studio album, 12 Play.
Aside from this single, PressureOnline has released a 14-track mixtape called, “No Filter.” Over the years, PressureOnline has received nods from the likes of legendary Hip-Hop DJ Kid Kapri, DJ Bobby Trends, DJ Drewski (Hot 97 Angie Martinez), Eric B. (Eric B & Rakim), Treach (Naughty by Nature), Free (Former 106&Park Host), and Maino.
Check out the Q&A below.
1. What inspired you to make the song? How do you and the featured artist know each other?
I was inspired from the sample honestly. Understanding how I was prepared to expand my female fan base in more of a grown and sexy way, I knew this was the perfect record to help me get that point across. I met Bella Fyntae almost ten years ago through a video director that was working on our projects at the same time, so I would frequently see her at the studio, and from there we became close friends.
2. What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?
Valentine’s Day to me is a way to spread the love! It’s a day dedicated to displaying your inner passion for emotions towards your significant other.
3. Are you a huge R. Kelly fan? What’s your favorite R. Kelly song or moment?
Certainly, I’m a huge R. Kelly fan! He’s been a household name for as long I could remember! The man, as an artist, is nothing below legendary, and I have the utmost respect for what he’s done for the music culture as a whole.
4. What are the top three songs on your “love” playlist?
1. Bobby Brown – Rock Wit’cha
2. Tamia – So Into You
3. Usher – Superstar
5. What’s next?
More visuals are about to be directed; I’ll be flooding the airwaves with music soon, the East Coast college tour that I’m on that begins this Spring and just more Pressure!