“My videos aren’t just intended to be a shock factor. It’s what suits the song and what makes sense.”
Talk me through your personal style.
I grew up kicking a lot of ball so my style has always been centred around football and sport. Trackies, vintage kits and that. I always try to stay ahead of the curve. There’s no real era that’s running fashion right now – you can’t say people dress 90s-inspired, 2000s-inspired or whatever – there’s so much going on you can really just be you. My style changes from day-to-day but there’s a massive influence from football, for sure.
Who’s the AntsLive of the Premier League?
Saka. Starboy. Neighbourhood Hero. Easy answer.
We’ve just seen Iwobi and Onana spit on a track – what do you reckon about ballers jumping in the booth?
Same thing they’d probably say about me on the pitch haha! Let the professionals do their thing, respect for trying.
Captain’s armband – what was the last key play you made?
It’s not one key play but, putting together this tape I’ve been working on, it’s been a real 90 minute top-class performance. You lot will be able to tap in early next year.
Horse. Motorbike. Biplane. What’s the next vehicle we’ll see you on?
Hey man, it might just be my own two feet at this point! I’ll be real, the last one was a bit crazy. I want to emphasise though: my videos aren’t just intended to be a shock factor. It’s what suits the song and what makes sense. Sometimes that might be crazy and sometimes it might not be. I’m not about to do anything in space…yet.
Who’s your Arsenal icon?
At the time I really started investing in football, Jack Wilshere had the team on his back. I loved the way he played and it’s such a shame his career never worked out the way it was supposed to. All-time it’s hard to argue with Thierry Henry but, I tell you what man, Saka is really putting his name forward right now. Let’s not forget, he’s been balling for years and he’s come at a time when I feel mad connected to the team.
How was it going on tour with Arsenal in the summer?
Insane. Imagine being a football fan, you bleed Red, and the next thing you know your childhood team takes you out to LA to be a part of family. They’re supporting your track like you’re one of their own. Can’t make these things up. I was living the dream. Shoutout Arsenal. I’m grateful.
Talk me through the away kit campaign?
Again, insane. It shows that, by sticking to what you love and running with that, so many opportunities can come your way. As long as you move correct, people feel the energy and life will reward you.
Arsenal win the league – what’s the motive?
I’m jumping in the motor and going straight to Highbury. Straight to the streets man! On IG live, make sure everyone knows what’s going on.
If you were Arteta, are there any changes you’d make to the team?
Yeah bro! Haha. A lot! I’d be wrong to question him but just know, if I don’t see Jesus, Martinelli, Saka, Rice and Odegaard in the Starting XI at least once this season, I’ll be fuming.
If you could sign one player from world football to start in the Arsenal team, who would it be?
In an ideal world, Mbappé is leading the line, man.
What’s next for AntsLive?
More everything. More music, visuals, touring, merch. Hopefully AntsLive will be a household name by the end of next year.
Photography: Holly McCandless-Desmond
Photography Assistant: Coco Bagley
Styling: Zak Khan
Set Design: Murdo Hepburn
Set Design Assistant: Rory Bentley
Production Assistant: Trieu Blyth
Creative Direction & Production: Morgan Allan
Photography Agency: Dust Bunnies