FYIG recently had the chance to chat with music artist Fiona Grey about her latest EP Cult Classic, the influences behind her music, and much more!
How did you get started in the music industry?
I don’t think I ever consciously “started” a career in music, I’ve been making music for as long as I remember. When I was a kid it was what I did for fun and I just never stopped doing it. Both my parents are artists so it was almost the normal career to fall into.
You define your sound as “Dirty Pop”. Tell us about that and what it means.
Dirty pop is unfiltered, gritty, honest pop music. For me, dirty pop is all about breaking rules under the umbrella of being a pop artist. For example, my song “Money” is a pop song with a 1-minute outro.
You draw inspiration from the world of Hollywood and its unrealistic expectations and vices. What message do you have for your listeners about using these as a form of escapism?
The most important element for me is to identify the ways we use escapism in our daily lives. I think we aren’t always aware of the ways we hide in vanity, alcohol, the love of other people. I hope the music can shed light on our habits and vices.
Your latest EP Cult Classic was released recently. What can audiences expect from it?
Cult Classic is all about our religious infatuation with pop culture and our obsessive tendencies with falling in love. With lush live strings, hard-hitting guitars and intimate vocals, the record is an honest and raw record.
How have you evolved since your first EP Belladonna in 2014?
Yes. Always. The exciting thing about creating music is that you’re always evolving, growing and getting better. It was really important for each record to be an honest representation of where I was at that time.
What can audiences expect when they see Fiona Grey live?
Larger than life show, honest emotions and tons of fun.
What’s next for your career? Any plans for a full-length album?
Yes! Working on tons of new music right now. I wanna keep touring Cult Classic, meeting new people and writing new songs!
What advice would you have for aspiring music artists?
Write by yourself. Don’t be afraid to fall on your face. Don’t stop working.
What’s a day in the life of Fiona like when you’re not recording music?
When I’m not recording music I’m working on my computer so I can afford to record music! There’s a lot of time booking tours, running social media, freelance jobs – the not so glamorous parts of being an artist!
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