My guest today is none other than Fragics! He’s track listing includes the free downloads of Airports and Won’t let you down! He also lay down the vocals for eXcess track Happy by now (video above)! Fragics was kind enough to give up some free time to do this interview!
3.47: When did you first started getting noticed as a singer?
Fragics: I’d say it was the City By Night folks who initially got me thinking about using vocals more in my production. Before then friends and family had told me I was okay, but for anyone who’s relatively critical of themselves I think you always worry that people close to you are just trying to be nice.
3.47: What inspires you as a artist?
Fragics: Other artists, mostly. And the feeling I get when I hear an amazing track, it makes me want to create something that gives other people that feeling. I guess thats part jealousy too.
3.47: Who would you like to work with next? Anyone famous at all?
Fragics: A whole host of people! But there’s a few projects lined up with some pretty awesome artists, and I’m gonna be busy for a little while.
3.47: When it comes to a track request do you get a lot of them and have to decline? For example the beat might not be to your fitting, or are you open to all types?
Fragics: I base it less on whether the genre fits my voice, and more on if I like the song or not. I like a challenge, and if I really feel a track then I like trying to find and create something that fits.
3.47: Are you surprised at how big you have become?
Fragics: Yes! The attention that’s been directed to my first two tracks and the couple of colabs I’ve been involved in has been a shock.
3.47: What was your reaction like when you saw the feedback coming in about your music?
Fragics: (Laughs), pure elation I think. Knowing that even one single person has made a connection to my music is a pretty big deal for me, and to have so many comments and messages from people has been a real experience. It definitely provides motivation to keep creating and progressing with my stuff.
3.47: If you had the power to run your own music label, what would you call it?
Fragics: I’ve absolutely no idea. I’m terrible with names, and something as permanent as that would take me a looong time to come up with.
3.47: What would you say has been the weirdest request you had?
Fragics: I can’t think of any as of yet actually, nothing crazy. But I really don’t like people asking me to listen to their music for the sake of it. I have to form a connection with a track or album to really appreciate the artist, and thats just not going to happen when I’m listening on request.
3.47: When it comes to being independent what would you say are the advantage and disadvantage you have?
Fragics: I’m not sure. I think the obvious being that I don’t have to answer to anyone and adhere to deadlines etc. But at the same time, trying to focus on a music career around a full time job can be taxing!
3.47: Are you playing live events or is that something you want to do?
Fragics: Not currently. I’m working on releasing an EP, but until then it’ll be pretty hard to perform with just two tracks, so i’m sticking in the studio for now.
3.47: What’s your favourite song at the moment?
Fragics: Probably Flumes remix of Lorde’s ‘Tennis Court’
3.47: What’s the best advice you been given?
Fragics: The old ‘Lions do not concern themselves with the opinion of sheep’, really helps to separate the opinions that count from the ones that don’t. That’s not to say constructive criticism isn’t important; I always ask a few close friends if there’s anything that sticks out to them in a track before I release it.
3.47: Does anyone else in your family sing?
Fragics: Yes, my mother has a beautiful voice!
3.47: What do you do in your spare time?
Fragics: Free-running. I think exercise is paramount to keeping a clear head and helping me concentrate. Plus I need to do something to burn off all the chocolate I eat.
3.47: Do you have any other hidden talents?
Fragics: I’m great in bed.
3.47: If you had the chance to run YouTube what would you change about it?
Fragics: I’d get rid of the obligatory ads, and keep it to the ones you can skip after 5 seconds.
3.47: You make music as well which is really awesome, how long have you been doing that for?
Fragics: Since I was about 14 and I got my first apple laptop. Eight years later and its still running strong! (Apple all the way…)
3.47: Would you say it’s easier to do a remix or harder than making your own track?
Fragics: I think they both have pro’s and cons. You’re obviously limited to a certain extent with a remix, especially if you want to keep a larger essence of the original track in there. But at the same time, I find it can be easier to come out with ideas when I have something to base it around?
3.47: You and eXcess did the track Happy by now which to be honest, blew me away! How did it all come about doing it?
Fragics: eXess approached me with the track, and like I said earlier, I really liked it straight away. I’ve not experimented with that kind of style/tempo before and it was a good challenge.
3.47: What can we expect from you in the future?
Fragics: I’m working on a remix of Koda and Bijou’s ‘There’, which is very nearly done. After that I will be focusing on an EP.
3.47: Any words you want to say to your fans out there?
Fragics: Thank you, you’ve quite literally changed my life.
3.47 would like to say a massive thank you to Fragics for spending the time doing the interview! Until next time guys!
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