Review Fix chats with King Fabbs, who details his origin in music, signature style and standout work.
Review Fix: How did the project start?
Fabbs: After looking to be in a band for a lot of years I decided that pursuing a solo career was a much better option for me. I started this whole thing in early 2020. Iâ€™ve wanted to make my own music for a very long time now and I felt that I was ready to really give it a go. I got into the habit of writing music and lyrics each day and then I started writing my EP in the spring time.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Fabbs: I always make sure to find a way to remember an idea as soon as it comes to me no matter where I am or what Iâ€™m doing. Usually Iâ€™ll make a voice memo on my phone as soon as I get an idea. I really make sure not to force any thoughts or ideas out of myself. I really take my time building most of my songs too, even if it takes months. I also like to do some writing exercises because it helps fuel my inspiration and I feel I get a lot of ideas when I do those exercises. Trying to keep a clear headspace also helps me write. I find it kinda hard to write if Iâ€™m feeling stressed out or I have something on my mind, it just makes it hard for me to focus. But sometimes those moods turn into really good song ideas!
Review Fix: What’s your standout song? How was it written?
Fabbs: I think my standout song would have to be â€œNo Stopping Tonight.â€ Itâ€™s had such a great response, Iâ€™ve had a ton of people tell me how much they love it! Out of the five songs that I wrote my EP, â€œNo Stopping Tonightâ€ was the one song I was actually a little bit unsure about going into the recording session. I was feeling it either needed something more or maybe I should have saved it and released it sometime in the future. But after the song was mixed and mastered those feelings went away. I loved how the song turned out, I wouldnâ€™t change anything about it! I wrote it all in my bed room over the course of a few days. I had originally wrote it in a completely different key and I believe I had written 8 different versions of the main guitar riff because I just couldnâ€™t settle on something haha. I certainly love how the whole song turned out though, and it is so much fun to play live as well!
Review Fix: What are your goals for the rest of 2021?
Fabbs: For whatâ€™s left of this year, my goals are to release a single and hopefully release my first music video! Also just making plans to really start creating more content and grow my fan base!
Review Fix: How do you want your music to affect people?
Fabbs: I want to have a positive affect on people, I want people to feel great when they are listening to my music. I hope that people can connect with words and find their own meaning within each song. But I also want people to have fun when they hear my music! Turn it up when youâ€™re driving or when youâ€™re at the gym or if you simply just need to rock out! I also really love that I can represent people of colour within this genre of music. I used to get picked on for listening to rock music and wanting to be in a band and I never spoke about how that actually made me feel. I hope I can inspire and represent those who might be afraid to show parts of their personality or who they really are. I think itâ€™s ridiculous when people make you feel bad just for loving something. You should never feel afraid or ashamed for loving a certain type of music, or wanting to look a certain way, or having a certain colour of skin. Being you is the best thing you can be!
Review Fix: What’s next?
Fabbs: I have a single that Iâ€™m going to be making an announcement about soon! Planning out a music video, or a couple of music videos. I want to play more live shows, so Iâ€™m looking out for some gigs!