Lisa Fox is an American singer-songwriter best known for her American Idol appearance and her U.S. Billboard and U.K. Music Week charting singles "Gimme All (Ring My Bell)" and "Dynamite." Her 6-song EP “I Am Not I” debuted and raised awareness of bipolar disorder.
We caught up with Lisa Fox for this interview.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
I think my music more than just EDM. My new "I am not I" album
produced by Jus Grata encompasses jazz, tribal, and house elements. I would describe our sound as "unique, mysterious, and magical".
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
My astrologist recommended me to adopt a new stage name. While meditating in the mountains, I saw a ball lightning that looked like a fox tail. A few days later, during my hiking, a real fox crossed my path - I realized that I've chosen the right stage name.
What Are or Have been Your Musical Influences?
As for vocals, it's Madonna, Selena Gomez, and Kylie Minogue. Music production is inspired by David Guetta and Robin Shultz.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I am preparing to record a new song produced by a Swedish team. It's upbeat and cheerful, with a flavor of the 80s.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My ultimate goal of songwriting and performing is to touch human minds with emotions that bring them a realization of important spirituality. Every music video is a story with some ideology behind it.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live?
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The biggest challenge was to create songs that appeal to the mainstream. I had to learn how to create unique music that is still within the parameters of "mainstream."
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
After my producer shares the idea of a new track with me, I listen to it for a couple days to get in the mood. When inspiration comes, I create a story and tell it in the lyrics of a new song. It usually happens in complete silence.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
My social media sites have experienced their ups and downs due to cyber security issues. As a result, I have realized that social media is really overrated. It's much more important to create quality music than to be obsessed with social media.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Major Lazer "Lean On", Selena Gomez "Good for you", and many more.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was a cover girl in fashion magazines, and I studied foreign languages at a university.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
The most important point is to express your ideas in your songs. Music without ideas is like a person without a heart.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I would change the concept of "A&R" all together. Those guys need to open their ears to what people want to listen to, instead of conforming to some outdated ideas.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
It's like being genuine. You are either original or not.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I think that every artist deserves to be heard and I'd love to help other musicians in the future as I am planning to expand my music label I.L.M.
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