Our exclusive chat with Richie Nuzz

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You unknowingly fell madly in love with Richie Nuzz seven years ago when he starred opposite Katy Perry in her massive hit video “Last Friday Night”. Now get ready to fall in love with him all over again as he releases his own music.

What is the story behind your latest single “Bad Habits”?
I think at one point or another in life, we all fall into the trap of giving into our bad habits. This song comes from my time living in LA, observing people, myself included, who struggled to figure out what they want out of life.

Can we expect an EP, LP or more singles?
Absolutely! I’m currently working on an EP that will be coming out this summer!

How did being a male model get you into music?
I’ve always loved music. It’s always been a huge part of my life. Modeling just happened, it wasn’t really related.

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Are you still modeling and acting?
Here and there, but my main focus right now is music.

Who would be a dream musical collaborator, dream brand to model and dream role to play?
I think it would be awesome to collaborate with Khalid, Ne-Yo or Craig David.

A dream brand to model for would be Adidas, I’ve always appreciated how raw their campaigns are, the way they showcase street style as well as urban lifestyle. A dream role to play would be one that embodies someone who didn’t give up, and worked endlessly towards their dream.

You have stared opposite Katy Perry and Britney Spears in their music videos. What was that experience like?
It was an incredible experience I will never forget. Seeing and being a part of their projects really motivated me to create my own vision as an artist.

How did you start playing trombone?
As soon as I could pick up an instrument, trombone was it. Growing up playing and listening to jazz and classical music, I became obsessed with Trombone and using it to improv. Nothing felt as good as picking it up and free-styling a melody. Sometimes when I’m struggling to come up with a vocal melody I pretend like I’m playing the trombone.

Do you have a five year plan or anything like that?
I hope five years from now I can fully support myself and my family as an artist and musician. I hope to be able to grow and open up to new ideas musically. Although music is super important to me, nothing is more important than being a husband and a good father to my son, Kai.