Shafaat Zainal

Singapore

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Introduce yourself
I’m Shafaat Zainal a.k.a. Art Love. I’m currently a hair-cutter at The Panic Room.

Describe your style in 3 words?
Minimal and Functional.

What does the Fred Perry Shirt mean to you?
Timeless piece. When I was younger, owning a pair of Fred Perry amongst our group of friends symbolised freedom. Being part of a huge culture and being fashionable at the same time. A Fred Perry shirt always keeps you in check.

What is the first song you played on repeat?
'I’ll Be Missin’ You' by Puff Daddy. I was learning how to rap.

What is one record you would keep forever?
Amy Winehouse’s 'Back to Black'.

What is a song lyric that has inspired you?
"Born under a bad sign,
been down since I’ve
began to crawl.
If it wasn’t for bad luck,
I wouldn't have any luck at all."

What has been the best gig you've been to?
The Stoned Revivals. Still can’t believe that they are a local band.

Who is your ultimate British musical icon?
The Arctic Monkeys. Alex Turner is definitely the greatest lyricist of his time.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'You Don’t Know My Name' by Alicia Keys.

What inspires you?
Meeting people from different walks of life at work. Using my imagination to visualise the stories told inspires me to be driven in life. The instant gratification that I get from clients is just priceless.

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