Chatterbox: Alex Frew chats Formula One, Pink Floyd and follow ups to debut EP Cobalt.

Hey Alex, thanks for taking the time to talk to us today. Could you tell us something about yourself that nobody knows?
Thanks for having me! It’s not really a secret of mine, but recently I’ve gotten massively into Formula One racing, which is a huge change of pace for me as I’m primarily a soccer fan! So that’s definitely new for me, and I’m loving it so far. It’s an awesome sport to be a fan of, I love the drama of it all.

What influences have gone into your sound recently?
Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix, and been very inspired by their writing styles and conceptual albums, so that’s filtered through in a lot of the songs I’m currently working on. With that being said, I’m still very much making pop music!

What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on the follow up to Cobalt, as this record has been complete for a little while now. So, creatively, I’ve been looking ahead and exploring different areas of sound, and just trying to write as much as possible. I’ve already had a few ideas that I’m super excited about, so I’m really looking forward to the next steps.

What are your plans for the year ahead?
Ideally, I’ll be able to get on the road at some point and actually start playing some shows for live audiences again. That really is a massive part of being a musician, so I think we’re all suffering from the effects of the pandemic, but it will make it that much sweeter when things open back up again.

Any top tips for getting through this difficult time?
Keep in touch with your loved ones! I know it’s really difficult to socialise in any capacity right now, but the relationships we maintain are incredibly important, and it’s imperative that we don’t let them slide. So, text a friend, or give a family member a call, it might mean more than you think.

You can listen to Alex’s debut EP Cobalt below:

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