Former JLS star Oritse Williams has opened up about the potential of a JLS reunion in the future.
Talking to Free Radio, Oritse (now known as solo artist OWS) discussed the possibility of The X Factor boyband getting back together.
‘I always say, you never know what the future holds. Right now, everyone’s got their individual responsibilities and 4 different diaries. In the immediate future it’s highly unlikely, but you never know. At the end of the day we’re all still cool. We still work with each other in different ways and in different capacities, on different projects. Now’s the time to let everyone breathe individually.’
During the interview he talked about his own solo project OWS explaining that he never intended to go solo. ‘I didn’t originally plan, or didn’t know that I was going to do music solo. After JLS split I went into the studio and I continued to make music, I just couldn’t stay away from being creative for too long. It was my producers that said to me, ‘people are gonna want to hear this’ and I said ‘I don’t want anyone to know it’s me’! Naturally in the studio process, I came up with OWS, and if I put it out on SoundCloud under OWS, no-one’s going to know it’s me!’
Oritse got some big name support when he debuted OWS on SoundCloud in the shape of Kanye West and Jay-Z. ‘When I put the record on SoundCloud, we got a message from Kanye West’s label ‘Good Music’. They were like, we really love this, who are you, I wanna get in touch! They didn’t know I had any musical background at all. It was as if they were discovering a new artist for the first time. We thought they were lying, and that it wasn’t them, but it turned out it was them. Soon afterwards Kanye’s rapper Pusha T, who was on Justin Timberlake’s first single, got in touch, and they were like we wanna roll with you and collaborate with you. Soon after that it got through to Jay Z’s people’s ears, they leaked the record through Jay Z’s website Life + Times, and it’s been up up upwards from then!’
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