Hi Fowler, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I’ve been really well thanks guys! So excited that my new single is out now! Been working so hard these past few months so it’s a relief to get it out!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Don’t You Say”?
Yeh! My new single Don’t You Say was originally written over zoom with my friend Erlend Odnes Klovning at the back end of last year, and we just wanted to write a song that was upbeat, catchy and a song for summer, and I’m very happy that we achieved that. Its definitely a new sound that I am exploring as an artist, but it’s a path I am really excited to go down.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Not particularly, I just wanted to write about a situation that everyone experiences every now and again, at different levels of course but it is a common situation. Its where you have just broken up with someone, you are moving on, and just as soon as you do, they come back into your life, just leading to confusion! So, I wanted to write a punchy track that portrayed this.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
The filming experience was such a fun one. We shot it last autumn at sunset back at my old school Bryanston, and the light is just so amazing. Im so happy with how it came out in the end. A student who currently studies at the school, Ivor Davies, filmed it, and we just had a really fun day filming!
How was the recording and writing process?
As I said earlier, we wrote it over Zoom, as Erlend is based in Norway and me over here in the UK, but I don’t think it haltered the process at all! We have worked together before so the whole process was really smooth and we had the song basically done in a matter of days!
What was it like to make all of this through zoom and what lead you into this direction?
Well zoom has become a reality for so many people over the last year, so it took some time to adapt to not being present in a room with people whilst writing, but I feel that the deadlines you work too (often as a meeting ends in 40 minutes!) mean that you are more creative in the time that you spend writing. In terms of direction, I have always wanted to write music that I listen too, and this is definitely in that genre, taking inspiration from Harry Styles and Glass Animals.
What role does London play in your music?
I have only just recently moved to London, and in the heart of lockdown too, so the London music scene hasn’t burst to life yet. But I cannot wait for gigs to happen again and I can start playing live again. I really want to play this new sound to a live audience! I am now a lot geographically closer to people I have collaborated with in the past also, which is a massive help.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes! I have lots of new music in the pipeline. I’m hoping, if all goes to plan, to get about 3 or 4 more songs out this year on top of Don’t You Say! These also include some exciting collaborations.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Hmm, not sure I should say just yet, but the next song in the pipeline is a duet with an extremely talent singer called Eliza Leng, so that is something to watch out for in the coming months.
What else is happening next in Fowler’s world?
I am just hoping to keep writing, grow my audience and support base, and just go from strength to strength!
Watch the video HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA9NAJlpu10&feature=youtu.be