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KSI reveals his dream music collaborators

"For me right now, my focus is just making the best music possible," he told Rolling Stone UK

By Nick Reilly

KSI has revealed the star-studded names he’s hoping to collaborate with, following the success of his solo music career.

The singer achieved success earlier this year with ‘Holiday’, which debuted at number two in the UK singles chart, was certified platinum, and nominated for Song of the Year at the 2022 BRIT Awards.

But, as further solo success beckons, he’s eyeing up some big name collaborators.

“I’d love to work with people like Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Drake, Kanye or Kendrick. All these amazing artists, it would be be a dream,” he told Rolling Stone UK at his digital cover shoot.

“But for me right now, my focus is just making the best music possible. And then when the moment happens or when the time comes then I’ll take it with open arms.”

It comes after he recently opened up on quitting alcohol in a bid to achieve further success in the worlds of sport and music.

Outlining his decision to stop boozing at the start of the year, KSI explained how he stopped in order to maintain a strong physique for boxing, but also because he found his personality would change after a night out drinking.

“When it comes to alcohol, I realised it changes me as a person, and it’s detrimental to my body as well,” he said.

As for his music, KSI explained how his latest single ‘Summer Is Over’ was directly inspired by his experiences of a recent break up.

“Yeah, yeah, I had a — yeah. Break-up. One of those that really… fucks with you,” he said of the break-up, which occurred in October last year.

“I guess it’s like, I don’t think anything really hit me like that before. Obviously, I’ve had previous relationships not work out, but it didn’t really hit me that much. I was just like, ‘Ah, OK, another one bites the dust.’ Whereas this one, it was… yeah, it was deep. I’d known her for so long. And then for me to just not be with her anymore, it really psychologically fucked with me. I think that’s why I felt like I had to just make music in order for me to be able to really process it all.”

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