Bryan Fox Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News Internatioal Magazine & Radio Show

Bryan Fox Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News Internatioal Magazine & Radio Show

Lamitschka: How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?
Answer: Last year was great for me as an artist. I started working on my new album with producer
Malcolm Springer (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul) in Nashville, Tn., and so far everything is
coming out amazingly well. I also released a single called “Eye Candy”, which was my first cowrite
with my pal Michael Starr of Steel Panther. It really has gotten some pretty rave reviews, and
the video is sitting at right over 100,000 views on YouTube, which i’m excited about.
Lamitschka: Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the songs for
your CD?
Answer: I first and foremost am a songwriter, so I am intimately involved with the writing process
of every song that I’ve ever recorded. My favorite part of being a musician is the creative process.
Lamitschka: What is the difference between your last CD and your current one?
Answer: I definitely feel like I’m finding myself more and more with every album I do. So far, this
one is coming out way more southern rock/rock than the previous two. It’s just where my mind has
been lately. Its been fun to let my voice loose and start using the gravelly rock tones again.
Lamitschka: What will your next single be?
Answer: Right now I’m in the middle of recording, so that’s something that technically isn’t set in
stone, but there’s a song called “Day Dreamin’ about Day Drinkin’” that everyone seems to be
particularly high on. It’s a super fun and upbeat song that definitely has nods towards Jimmy
Buffett.
Lamitschka: How much creative control do you have over your music?
Answer: One great thing that I’ve been able to keep throughout my career has been ultimate control.
I’d like to think that has come with the respect I’ve earned over the years. My producer Malcolm
Springer and I have such a great relationship that I think we both are on the same page about so
many things. Rarely is there a time when we even have disagreements, but when we do, he knows
it’s ultimately my song and my vision that has the final say.
Lamitschka: What inspired you to become a songwriter?
Answer: When I was in band as an early teenager, my band director at the time, Keith Vincent, was
an aspiring country musician. He would always play James Taylor songs for us after marching band
competitions. It was just the coolest thing ever. He also was an active songwriter. When I got my
first acoustic guitar at age 15 I learned by writing songs and singing. It just always felt like the most
fun part of being a musician.
Lamitschka: Who is your biggest critic, yourself or others?
Answer: One great thing about being a seasoned writer is that I have learned to first please myself.
If I get through writing a song and recording it and am crazy about it, then everything else after that
is just bonus. I, by far, am my biggest critic. I feel like from experience in the past, if I love it,
typically others will feel the same way. That’s one of the most important things to learn, is to write
for yourself first and foremost. That’s when the best stuff comes out.
Lamitschka: When you get time off, how do you like to relax?
Answer: There’s nothing more relaxing to me than to stay up late in my personal studio at home
and to write and record. It’s my biggest escape I get. With my career I’m around others constantly,
so the peace of being alone in itself is a welcome vacation.
Lamitschka: Many music fans today get their information about artists online. Do you have your
own website and what will fans find there?
Answer: Yes, I do have my own website. Fans can access music, video, merch, and tour schedule
at www.bryanfoxband.com
Lamitschka: What’s the best compliment a fan has ever given you?
Answer: It’s unreal to get comments like “This song of yours is my favorite song of all-time.” Or
even “This song helped me get past this major emotional hurdle in my life.” It’s just always so eye
opening to the power of music and how it truly can and has changed the world in so many important
ways.
Christian Lamitschka ( Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de ) for Country Music News International
Magazine & Radio Show

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