It’s been nearly 2 years since we first interviewed the incredibly talented Frankmusik (see our previous interview here) and with the first release of his 2-part record, SS17, due out on June 17th (pre-order here), we thought it was about time to catch up with him.
Hey Vincent, how’s it going?
Very well thank you.
What have you been up to since our last interview with you?
Working on a two-part album. SS17 + AW17.
So, I love your recent singles ‘Going Under’ and ‘WYG’, is the rest of SS17 going to be similar?
Have you written or recorded with anyone interesting recently?
Yeah, quite a few right now actually. But don’t want to single anyone out incase I forget to mention someone. You know, like no favourites between children type of thing. 😉
Which track on SS17 are you most excited for people to hear? Why?
The title track ‘June 17th’. I worked on it with Lindsay Lowend who co-produced the track. But really all of music excites me. So it’s kinda like picking favourites again. Maybe I’ll just say this, you’ll know why I picked ‘June 17th’ when you hear it. 😉
What made you decide to do 2 EPs this year? And where did you take inspiration to theme them along the lines of the fashion industry?
I decided to make a 2-part record because I wanted to shoot a music video for every track. Providing that amount of video content required me to split the music work load into two parts of the year. I got inspired by the fashion industries way of splitting collections by seasons from working with Anya Hindmarch. I’ve been creating the soundtrack to her runway shows since late 2015 now and really loved the idea of taking my music in a sort of ‘collection’ based release. There will be one mood for the summer SS17 + one for the winter AW17.
Photos in this post are credited to Brian Jamie.
So does that mean that every track on both SS17 and AW17 will get their own music videos? If so, how has it been developing videos for each of those tracks?
That’s the idea. We’re going to try our best to shoot videos for all the songs. It’s been great. I’ve been making music for 10 years, I wanted to broaden my horizons. It’s been a big learning experience. Every video we learn something new.
Can you see yourself releasing like this again next year?
Potentially… It’s also because I produce music for so many other people it’s tough now a-days to dedicate a large portion of the year to just my personal project.
If you could do a collaboration with anyone, who would it be and why?
The Lemon Twigs. They’re about the only thing that really stood out to me this past year.
If you had to cover a recent chart song, which song would it be and why?
I like the production on Zedd’s ‘Stay’, so maybe that one?
If someone else was to cover one of your songs, who would you like to hear do it and which song?
Justin Bieber – any song would make my day.
If a film were to be made about your life, who would you want to play you and why?
Daniel Radcliffe cos he’s hilarious.
Are there any plans to tour the UK soon?
Not right now.
Lastly, if you could be any chocolate bar, which one would you be?
Mars Bar, cos that’s my favourite.
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