INTERVIEW: Oli Fox

Hi Oli, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey I’ve been okay I guess? As good as you can be in these very odd times!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Player 2”?

Player 2 is the start of a new chapter for me as an artist, it’s the first single of a collection of songs that I’m super excited about. It’s a song about dropping the facade in the early stages of love, rather than doing what the rest of my generation do, which is to play mind games.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

There actually wasn’t one particular event! It was more a common case a lot of my friends had spoke to me about. Theres this big problem with liking someone but making sure you’re not the first to say it, which I find really odd. 

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

Yeah the video was very different to say the least haha! We shot the video in my girlfriends family home through the webcam in my laptop in order to capture this ‘video call’ effect. I shot it with a videographer called Laura Manning who was so good to brainstorm with and very easy to bounce ideas back and forth with which is why the video feels great.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process started fairly normal, I wrote the song pre-lockdown in wales with my mate Alex Stacey, who’s been a big part of these new songs. Then I began producing it at home and that process slowly trickled into lockdown where I finished it over a zoom call with fellow producer Danny Cassio which was pretty bizarre!

What role does the UK play in your music?

I guess the UK has raised me to say what I feel and to really encourage the transparent side of my personality which has really helped these songs. I feel like they are the most honest lyrics I’ve come up with!

How has our current COVID times have influence you as an artist?

I think it’s been good for me as an artist! I’ve had a lot of time to examine and perfect these new songs, and I’ve been able to reconnect with what I’m really doing here in this crazy music industry.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

YES YES YES! The new single is the start of a new era for me which of course means lots of new songs in the pipeline!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

The next single is a tune called ‘Sunburnt’ that I wrote and produced in lockdown which I’m super proud of!

What other aspects of your own personal life will you get to explore on the new material?

With the new songs I hope to address a more personal introverted side of me that I don’t usually let people see!

Any plans to hit the road?

Well! hopefully once this whole pandemic is a little more under control and venues re open, I’m hoping to get some support slots on the go.

What else is happening next in Oli Fox’ world?

Just more releasing music and hopefully penning a few singles for some other artists in the meantime, It’s a different side of my music life that I love and I’m very lucky other artists trust me to help them out!

WATCH PLAYER 2 HERE

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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