He's one of classical music’s most important composers - and on the eve of his 80th birthday, we got to ask him what he thinks about the state of classical music in 2016.
The pop superstar has been busy this year, writing hit music, scoring a No. 2 album, and duetting with the likes of Gary Barlow and Professor Green – but now he’s set his sights even higher…
After releasing high-charting singles like ‘Earthquake’, you might expect Labrinth’s music to be heard in nightclubs and gig venues. But he’s not restricting himself to just one genre of music – he’s revealed he might branch out into film music, to be played on Classic FM.
In an interview with The Sun , Labrinth said he went out of his way to make as much music as possible, and he intended to continue writing until he was well into his seventies.
“By the time I’m Tom Jones’s age I want to be scoring movies, I want to be on Classic FM, man,” he said. “I want to be able to release a hip-hop track and then a classical one straight after and for no one to think that it’s slightly odd.”
Labrinth’s new single, Treatment , is out now. We’re looking forward to receiving a copy of his film music in the not too distant future.