J-14 is scouting out the hottest music around... and this week's pick is Deion Gill!
Here are five things you need to know about Deion Gill who's currently working on his debut album. His single "One Girl" is out now!
Originally from Boston, 16-year-old Deion Gill first started singing when he was only 12 in his church group. "From then I started making music in my bedroom and posting videos on YouTube," Deion tells J-14. "I feel like what inspired me to start singing and making videos was just my original love for music that I've had my whole life."
The best way Deion describes his sound is "very fun and rhythmic". "I feel like a lot of people from different ages can relate to what I'm saying," he says.
This YouTube sensation grabbed the attention of thousands from his original tracks as well as popular cover songs. "My favorite cover I've done so far is probably a tie between 'Save Me' by Nicki Minaj or 'Don't Wake Me Up' by Chris Brown," he tells J-14. "Both of those are really powerful songs that allow me to show more emotion in my voice when I covered them."
His biggest musical inspiration is Michael Jackson. "Everything about his music just moves me, as well as helping me learn more about what I can do with my music to improve," he says. "Usher and Frank Ocean are also big inspirations and artists I'd love to collaborate with."
Deion recently released his first single "One Girl" which is all about his quest for that one special girl. "Whether she's in America, Canada, Europe, Asia, or anywhere else in the World, I'm just looking for her," he tells J-14.
Check out Deion's music video for his current single "One Girl" and let us know what you think!
Photo: Courtesy of Deion Gill/NMG Relations