An interview with multi-talented musician Noah Fabray

An interview with multi-talented musician Noah Fabray

Noah Fabray is a multi-talented music producer and recording artist based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The musician has amassed millions of streams on Spotify, Apple Music, and beyond. Fabray has released music across all genres, ranging from Dream Pop to House, all the way to classic R&B. It seems that there is nothing that the artist cannot do. 1inMusic meets with the multifaceted talent.

1 in Music: What is unique about you and your music?

Noah Fabray [NF]: My music is 100% mine. I write all my lyrics, make my beats, and even play the piano. I like my songs to make people feel seen, heard, and empowered. Whether it’s R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, or something in between, I want my songs to sound fresh and exciting. My newest song, ‘Miami’, is refreshing in the best way and will have everyone tapping along. Definitely the song of the summer.

1 In Music: What or who shaped your music and who supports you?

NF:

My music has always been a safe space for me.

Noah Fabray

I started singing early on and have always admired powerhouse artists, like Mariah Carey, Amy Winehouse, Jennifer Hudson, and the list goes on. My family has

my back, and has always loved me for who I am: whatever that is.

1 In Music: When did you realise you were going to make music professionally?

NF: I knew I wanted to make music professionally when I was living in Los Angeles right after high-school. It’s always been my thing.

1 In Music: What type of music do you listen to?

NF: Mostly Pop, R&B, and Dance. Anything good to be honest.

1 In Music: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?

NF: [The most undervalued artist is] MARIAH F***ING CAREY. The icon we all need to appreciate and RESPECT. She’s everything.

1 In Music: How do you prepare for your performances?

NF: I don’t! I just go out and lose my mind. Life’s too short to be scared of people who paid to see you.

1 In Music: What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

NF: I write, I paint, I redecorate my room every other month, travel, take photos, and go outside!

1 In Music: Success to you is…?

NF: [Success, to me, is] Being happy. Being healthy. Not worrying about the numbers or the fame. Just making quality songs.

1 In Music: What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?

NF: NUMBERS DON’T MATTER.

1 In Music: Any upcoming projects?

NF: I have a new song in the works as we speak, and plenty of visuals coming across social media.

1 In Music: Thank you for answering our questions. Where do we find you music?

NF: You can find all my music here: https://songwhip.com/noah-fabray

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/noahfabray/miami-2

IRIS releases new single Back By The Weekend July 12, 2022

IRIS releases new single Back By The Weekend July 12, 2022

Singer-songwriter IRIS continues to delight with her latest release. It is a really well produced piece of pop entitled “Back By The Weekend”. The track has a rhythm that takes us back a little before its time. The song cannot is short and sweet, and cannot help but have your head bopping to its beat for its full  2 minutes and 55 seconds. With names like Trey Campbell and Malay associated with it and IRIS’ vocals, it is a sure dancefloor pleaser.

The new single “Back By The Weekend” will be out on July 12, 2022.

IRIS is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter who takes passion in her lyricism. She connects with her listeners by reminiscing on feelings of heartbreak, love, and the journey of finding happiness.

“Back By The Weekend” reflects on the complicated feelings of questioning your heart, when in your gut, you know what you really want. IRIS wanted to explore a Country/Pop inspired sound and this guitar driven track is the perfect representation. Produced by Grammy award winner Malay and co-written by Trey Campbell (Bebe Rexha, Celine Dion), the song features an addicting drum beat and an upbeat guitar rhythm that brings an energetic sound.

IRIS is present on Twitter, Facebook, Spotify and on her IRIS official website

An interview with veteran drummer turned singer-songwriter Chris Poulson

An interview with veteran drummer turned singer-songwriter Chris Poulson

Chris Poulson is a talented singer and songwriter from Burbank, California. A seasoned musician, he has been in the music industry since the mid 1990s. His career progressed quickly to being signed with Fearless Records rock band, Rock Kills Kid as drummer in 2001. Chris found himself touring and sharing the stage with headlining acts. Now focusing on singing and song writing, Chris recently released “Fall Into Pieces,” his debut Solo EP.

A unique musical portrait

1 In Music: What would you say is unique about you and your music?

Chris Poulson [CP]: I would have to say my voice is definitely one that does not blend in with the typical voices you may hear on radio or television. The music I write typically stems from my past experiences, even back to my childhood years. It consists of writing music, melodies, and lyrics that connect and resonate with people from all different ages and backgrounds.

1 In Music: What or who shaped your music and who supports you?

CP: The first band that really caught me in my feels was Nirvana. It was undeniable how much I loved listening to that band. From Kurt’s raspy singing and the genius behind his lyrics, to Dave Grohl’s hard hitting, straight-forward, and in-the-pocket style of drumming. Nirvana had me hooked! I would then learn as many Nirvana songs on drums and guitar as I possibly could. So, it’s safe to say that the Grunge era definitely shaped me as a musical artist. I then got into Punk Rock and Pop Punk which taught me different elements in music, speed, dynamics, vocal melodies and harmonies… you name it.

I’d say my biggest supporter throughout my musical journey has been my Mother. She is actually the reason why I became a lead singer to begin with. When I was a drummer I would sing backup vocals and sometimes would even sing lead for a song or two while playing the drums… and, I loved it. It wasn’t until years and years into my drumming career that I found out my Mom had developed Thyroid Cancer. My Mom was a singer in her own right, since a very young age and up until she got cancer, then that all got stripped away from her. That devastated her, and devastated me also.

So, I said to myself; “Chris, you have to carry on this voice you were given, not just for you, but for Mom.”

And, from that point on, I became a full-time singer-songwriter and haven’t looked back since.

1 In Music: Wow! So, let’s go back a little. When did you realise you were going to make music professionally?

CP: After High School, I went to a community college where I wanted to study psychology and music theory. I remember sitting in my psych class when I got a voicemail message on my cell from my buddy telling me to call him ASAP. So, I stepped out of the class for a minute to call him up. He explained there was this band that just signed a deal with Fearless Records and they lost their drummer in the middle of their deal. They were in need of a drummer that could learn their songs and finish recording their debut EP set to release on Fearless Records the following year. My friend thought I would be a perfect fit for this.

I knew exactly who Fearless was, and that alone had me so excited, I could barely contain myself. My friend gave me the number of the band’s bass player and told me to call him ASAP. So, I ended up going back inside the classroom, gathered up my belongings and took off back home so that I could get in touch with this band my friend was telling me about. Once I got home I called their bassist who gave me three songs to learn over the span of a week or so. We set-up an audition date, and I was pumped for this. I listened to those three songs day in and day out, drilling them into my head. I even slept with those songs playing over and over in my headphones.

It came down to audition day. I don’t remember being nervous, but I do remember saying to myself, “I want this, I NEED this!” I played those three songs with them like I had been playing with them for years. I even shocked myself. But, I had to prove to myself that I could do it. At the end of the audition, I remember the guitarist/lead singer and bassist stepped out to talk. They came back in minutes later and offered me the gig. That’s when I knew it was time for the big-leagues, and music would become my profession.

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1 In Music: What type of music do you listen to?

CP: When I was a child, my parents (especially my Mom) loved Country music. So, I was around and listened to Country for many many years up until I reached middle school. Once I hit high school I started listening to Grunge. Then, it went on to Punk Rock and Pop Punk for many years thereafter. When I got a little older, Rock music took precedence over anything else. Now, I listen to a combination of anything. Rock, Alternative and even Pop music are my main go-tos these days. However, I still throw on some Grunge and Pop Punk to take me back to when I first started. I just love music in general, to any style, language, rhythm, beat, you name it.

1 In Music: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?

CP: In my personal opinion, it would be the band/artist Silverchair. Daniel Johns is a fantastic singer-songwriter, and Silverchair, as a band, is just crazy good. I’ve had the rare pleasure of seeing them live twice when they came to Los Angeles to play, and I was absolutely blown away. To this day, Silverchair is a huge influence on my song writing,

1 In Music: How do you prepare for your performances?

CP: First, I do not speak very much for an entire week, keeping my speaking to a minimum. Also, I try not to put myself in places where I need to speak over loud noises, people, etc.
I consume a lot of water and teas. I do not drink any alcohol before a performance, and I try to get plenty of rest.

Life Philosophy

1 In Music: What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

CP: I am an avid long-distance runner. I have been running for over 20 years and I love it. And, I love fixing things around the house, e.g., repainting and repairing things that are broken, etc.

1 In Music: Wow! So, Success to you is…

CP: Being Happy and Enjoying what you do. Sometimes the freedom to do what you want and play what you want isn’t always an option. But,

as long as you’re able to express yourself and be the Real YOU, then happiness is bound to carry through your musical journey.

1 In Music: What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out

CP: I, at times wished I was told that this world isn’t exactly all sunshine and rainbows. It can be pretty tricky and have some surprises that can come out of nowhere, However,

you just have to be aware, expect the unexpected and do your job and do it well to the best of your ability.

And, no-one can deprive you from that.

About “Fall into pieces” and beyond

1 In Music: You are promoting your debut single, Fall into Pieces. Talk to us about how that came about and how it was fashioned.

CP: Right after I put the sticks down and decided that singing and song writing was going to be my main focus. My song, “Fall into Pieces” came to life then and there, following my previous band’s disbandment.

I ended up writing another song to follow called, “Break Free”. I then co-wrote “Joyride” and added that song to the mix. I hit the recording studio shortly after to start my journey as a solo artist.

Putting the sticks down was an important move for me to not only show the world what I have to offer as a singer-songwriter and front man, but to follow what it is I knew I was put on this earth to do.

1 In Music: “Fall into Pieces” is also the title track of your debut EP. Tell us more about that collection of songs.

CP: In May of 2021, I released my debut solo 3-song EP, “Fall into Pieces”. I hoped to evoke a rollercoaster of emotions to listeners. It is almost like getting lost in your own thoughts. For me, it’s like driving through a dark wooded forest and all you see is the road ahead. Oblivious to everything surrounding you.

“Fall into Pieces” represents the EP where the listener can connect from life experience. We have all felt hurt, pain, and sorrow. Yet, life goes on. The title track wraps up the 3-track EP in a way that sparks a little fire inside of you. I worked with producer and engineer, David Julson-Rieley, who also contributed to some of the arrangements, musical components and lyrics to each track.

‘Fall into Pieces’ EP emerged after a long break from the music world. I toyed with the idea for several years of getting back out into the live scene again and doing what it is I love to do.
I suppose releasing the EP gave me the motivation I needed to make that happen. Thanks to it, 2022 is looking bright, and you can definitely expect to see more of me in the coming months, along with a new single coming the Summer of 2022, music videos, press, and much much more.

1 In Music: We were just about to ask you about any upcoming projects?

CP: I am recording a brand new single June of 2022. This song has been under my belt for quite a while, and now it’s time for the world to hear it. I’m also gearing up for music videos to follow, as well as live shows later this Summer.

1 In Music: Thank you for taking this interview with us. Where can we find your music?

CP: You can find my music on basically any online streaming platform. You name it, it’s on there: Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, Deezer, etc.

https://www.instagram.com/chris__poulson/

 

An interview with EDM/Pop newcomer Anastasia Silver

An interview with EDM/Pop newcomer Anastasia Silver

24-year old EDM/POP artist Anastasia Silver is originally from Oregon but now live in Los Angeles. The multi-talented artist has been dancing, singing and writing songs for as long as she can remember. However, she didn’t really start to make Arts & Entertainment a career goal until 2020 when she released her single Up in Smoke. Since then, her life has been a whirlwind of becoming an Actress, an Influencer, and a song writer. Excited to see what 2020 brings !

1 In Music: What is unique about you and your music?

Anastasia Silver [AS]: I think my songs are unique because I can write from my heart with past experiences I have lived through with my family, my friends, and myself.

1 In Music: What or who shaped your music and who supports you?

AS: I have a lot of support from my family and friends. However, since I was young, I enjoyed all types of music and appreciated the talents of individual artists from their genres of music. Everybody from Michael Jackson, to Julia Michaels, to Halsey, to Zedd. This has shaped me into the artist I am today.

1 In Music: When did you realise you were going to make music professionally?

AS: Since the release of Up in Smoke in 2020.

1 In Music: What type of music do you listen to?

AS: I listen to a vast variety of music but have a passion for EDM.

1 In Music: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?

AS: Martin Garrix.

Anastasia Silver1 In Music: How do you prepare for your performances?

AS: My breathing exercises as well as hot tea with honey and peace and quiet.

1 In Music: What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

AS: I am blessed to be acting. I currently have a part in a series that is on Amazon Prime as well as a few paid partnerships (brands) which have labeled me as an Influencer. So between all of those I am kept very busy.

1 In Music: Success to you is…?

AS: Success to me is when a person can listen to my music and feel something. Whether they get moved by the words that they can relate to, or just smile because the beat is making them happy.

Success is touching people with and through my music.

1 In Music: What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?

AS: That not everyone is going to appreciate your music. The music industry is very difficult and is a struggle. You really have to have thick skin to be in this business.

Be true to yourself and dont ever give up no matter how hard.

1 In Music: Any upcoming projects?

AS: I am currently working on releasing another single which I hope to release April/May, and start performing in 2022 as well as continuing my acting career.

1 In Music: Where do we find you music: You can find me on Instagram at Stasiavuu, Facebook, You tube and on Spotify.
https://facebook.com/stasiavuu
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=anastasia+silver

https://www.instagram.com/stasiavuu/

An interview with Award-Winning Entertainer The Ebonizer

An interview with Award-Winning Entertainer The Ebonizer

The Ebonizer is an Award-Winning Entertainer, Certified Coach and Speaker, Author and CEO of Music Evolved Records and Ebonize Me LLC. It is her fierceness and fearlessness on stage has earned her the name “The Ebonizer”. Her many musical experiences, coached vocal training, and development of audience focused stage presence has made this artist the gifted singer she is. The Ebonizer released “ Gotta Know Your Name” to great appeal from Music Industry Professionals and fans alike in 2021. In 2022, The singer will release new music to compliment her growing fanbase and presence.

1 In Music: What is unique about you and your music?

The Ebonizer [TE]: My music is a reincarnation of the 90s with a new school twist. Music has the power to many great things: heal, empower, and provide an ease to the soul. That’s what I create! I create music that make people excited about music again and make them feel good! My whole brand is “Ebonized”. Ebonize means transform into greatness! When people see me perform, speak, etc. they should feel greatness within them!

1 In Music: What or who shaped your music and who supports you?

TE: I have many influences that shaped my sound: Toni Braxton, Sade, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, and Michael Jackson. I love their music and the legacy and impact that their music still has today! I have huge support from my family, management and staff at Music Evolved Records.

1 In Music: When did you realise you were going to make music professionally?

TE: At the age of 7, when I joined the renowned gospel group, Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago

1 In Music: What type of music do you listen to?

TE: I listen to all types of music from Pop, House, R&B/Soul. I have a broad range of music taste.

1 In Music: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?

TE: That’s a tough question. I feel a lot of artists are undervalued, especially independent artists. There are so many talented underground artists, that don’t get the recognition. It’s too many to name.

1 In Music: How do you prepare for your performances?

TE: I pray and meditate! It’s good to be in a calm spirit and relaxed before you hit the stage!

1 In Music: What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

TE: I write books, plays, etc. I do motivational speaking and I LOVE TO BAKE!!!!!!

1 In Music: Success to you is…?

TE: Success to me is to be able to create wealth and a legacy based on my gifts of music and entertainment!

1 In Music: What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?

TE: Know the business side of the music industry first! It would had saved me a lot time, money and disappointment!

1 In Music: Any upcoming projects?

TE: Yes, I will be going on tour this summer!!!!! Please check out my website for details soon! I have new music coming out soon and my book, Ebonized Part 1: Self Identity will be officially released, Feb. 18th, 2022!

1 In Music: Where do we find your music?

TE: You can find my music on all streaming platforms and digital stores! Follow me on instagram @theebonizer

https://www.theebonizer.com/