Fisherman
by J Hus (featuring Mist & MoStack)

Album: Common Sense (2017)
Charted: 47
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  • J. Hus wrote this track for his girl. He told i-D the story behind the song:

    "When I first started out, you get a lot of offers and you get gassed, but that's not really me. I'm a guy that can only speak to one girl at a time. So right now, I'm speaking to one girl, and one girl only. It's quality, not quantity. Fisherman is about her really, that song is about my girl."
  • Hus admitted that he needed the help of his pals MoStack and MIST as well as an item of clothing to pen the song.

    "That track came out of writer's block. I came out [of prison] June 16th and went to start the album that day. But then I got writers' block for June and July. Total writer's block. I just didn't know what to say. I felt like I was just saying the same old things. So I left it and then one day I sat down and thought, 'let me just say anything, whatever comes into my mind, and just go from there.'

    I was chilling with MoStack and MIST; they're in the studio, vibing together, making verses. I'm sat on my own thinking, 'What am I gonna say? I decided to say whatever was on my mind. So I'm wearing a fisherman's hat and that's where the whole inspiration for the tune came from (laughs) - what I was wearing. I ran with it, and that's how I broke the writer's block. It was what I'd been doing before, I just hadn't realised it. I think I just needed to take a little break, to think about stuff and enjoy life, find inspiration and live some experiences. I write off experience so when I'm sitting in the studio, not doing nothing but smoking my life away, I've got nothing to write about. So I know that I have to live and experience stuff and then come back to the studio."

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