Myles is proof that life works itself out when it doesn’t go according to plan.
Scarborough’s rising singer songwriter Myles Castello is turning heads around the world. His latest music video “Morning Type” just dropped a few days ago, and we’re celebrating with a sangria in hand. Check out Myles’ previous single “Sangria” here. Known for his R&B hits, Castello has a way of infusing the cultures and melodies of his beloved romance languages in each chord.
Congratulations on your latest release “Morning Type” (we have it on repeat)! What was the inspiration behind the song?
The inspiration of the song came from me always being up late at night and waking up early the next morning. The song came together so fast because I literally just wrote about how I was feeling.
How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
I would describe my music as R&B/Pop. There is a lot of muicianship in my songs, along with different elements from genres like R&B/Rock.
Where does your inspiration to use Latin and French infused melodies come from?
I studied French from elementary school all the way through to university. I lived in Quebec for a few months and have taken various private lessons in order to improve my French. Spanish came a bit later, but I learned it much faster, having the French background. I minored in Spanish in university and spent a few months a year in Mexico where I get to speak it the most. In certain songs, you can definitely hear the influence of French and Spanish culture.
Have you always known you wanted to be an artist? What was your journey to get here?
I didn’t know that I always wanted to be an artist. I was very focused on being an athlete until I got injured. I’ve always liked music, but it wasn’t until the injury when I decided to go after it.
What was it like producing and writing music in quarantine without the normal recording experience?
To be honest, since I record all my songs at home for the most part, things didn’t really change. Recording can happen anywhere nowadays and it’s easy to get the job done wherever I am.
Tell us about what it was like filming your latest music video “Sangria (Loose)”! Did you have a favorite and least favorite part about filming?
Filming Sangria was great. Dragon, the director, caught the vibe of the song that I was looking for and brought the song concept of isolation to life. The whole filming day went well, if anything, my least favorite part was the amount of physical exercise I had to do in order to get some of these shots.
As a fast growing artist, what is a goal you hope to accomplish, and how do you plan on achieving it?
My goal is to tour and play my songs for people all over the world. I want to constantly be playing shows, especially after this quarantine is over. My biggest focus is in the studio. The songs I create are at the center of everything I want to do in music. Creating quality art is what will push me to newer heights in the future.