Teyquil Skelton is a singer, songwriter, producer, writer, actor, and all-around performer, born and raised in Philadelphia. Influenced by indie pop, electro, and synth elements, Teyquil’s music has remnants of a good ol’ 80’s vibe that take you back to the nostalgia of a significant era of music with a modern twist. Artists like David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Marc Bolan, The Cure, The Smiths, Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Trent Reznor, James Blake, Troye Sivan, Robyn, Royksopp. and Sasha Sloan have inspired Teyquil’s musical style. Currently, in production on his debut singles, Teyquil creates music filled with ambient sounds, feathered strings, thick bass, and sad boy chords filled with emotions that connect to more progressive upbeat heavy bass and synthesizers.
Where are you based?
I’m a native of Philadelphia Pa.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been performing all my life, but professionally, I’ve been making music for 3 years.
What genre would you consider your music to be?
I would consider my music to be a blend of indiepop/electronic
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
My parents were musicians. So, I guess you could say I was inspired by them and the love they had for the craft.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Some of my biggest influences are, The Smiths, The Cure, The Midnight, Marc Bolan, Michael Jackson, Robyn, Sasha Sloan, Jesus and Mary Chain, Prince, Daft Punk just to name a few.
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I am an independent artist at the moment.
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
My biggest challenges so far, have been not having money to support my craft full-time. Hahaha. There are other things but I’ll just share that for now.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
Right now, I have a total of four singles released.
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
Sure, this new single is a blend of good 80’s driven bass and synth that’s mixed with a bit of modern-day elements that I fell mesh really well together.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
Yeah, be on the lookout for my spring release dropping in late February or early March. It’s going to rip and I’m super excited for it.