We caught up with musician FIAA following the release of her superb single ‘One Day’. Enjoy now!
What is your earliest music memory?
My first words were singing haha, I sang the word ‘Lord’ I must have been really annoying because anything I could say I would just sing, that was probably because I went to Sunday school from a young age and we were taught songs that we would sing at the end of church.
Who influenced your latest release ‘One Day’?
It was influenced by a fall out I had with my best friend who I grew up in care with but when I later developed the song I realised it was about all children with vulnerable backgrounds and because I had been in that situation I was able to feel every word I was writing.
The proceeds of ‘One Day’ are being split between Children In Need, Action For Children UK, Barnardo’s and PWSA UK, what made you pick those specific charities?
I chose to donate and make an awareness for these charities because they are all working so hard to make a difference for vulnerable young people, in such hard times like we are facing we all need to come together to do all we can to support these charities so they can continue to offer the support they do to our future, our children of today!
You wrote ‘One Day’ with Rag’n’Bone Man, how did the collaboration come about?
I met him at an event, and we became good friends, he believes in my vision and voice and gives me great guidance, he offered me to come to his studio, and he got Ben Jackson Cook involved also, we all wrote this song, and it was one of the best days of my life.
You were recently on the Little Mix show ‘The Search’ making it to the final 8, what was that experience like?
It was amazing, everyone was so pure and kind, we all had such a great bond from the start, and I will be forever thankful for that journey.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Mark Ronson, I think he can bring the best out of female artists that have a deep soul.
What’s your dream venue to play?
Carnegie Hall, It is just beautiful, and this would be a dream come true to play in the USA.
Other than music, what are you passionate about?
Supporting others, I work in a children’s home part-time, and I still care for my mum with mental health, I love to do my part to support those who struggle to believe in themself, I like to help them know they are amazing!
What changes would you like to see in the music business?
Good Question! I’d like to see more artists being signed because the labels believe in their vision rather than their following! This does still happen, but rarely, social media is a huge part of our industry now. It’s amazing, we must love anything we are given to help our music be heard, but it is not always easy to be seen when labels are getting data of all of the artists with the biggest following and streams before those without this benefit.
If you could choose one thing for fans to take away from your music, what would it be?
EQUALITY! We are all equal; we can all achieve our dreams, it doesn’t matter our background, it’s about determination and working hard on our growth.
Have you started working on your next release?
I have indeed, I also will be announcing some really exciting things on my socials in the near future. I can’t wait to tell you more. Check out Instagram and Facebook for more info, thank you so much!
FV Music Blog December 2020
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