Frank Bramble – Spaced Out [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Indie, Hip-Hop, Revolutionary

In Spaced Out you mix a melodic flow with an emo rap touch and a dream pop infused instrumental. Tell us a few things about it. What is the main idea behind it?

This combination has developed as a natural blend of the music I listen to, as well as the directions my emotions at the time took me. Something that a lot of modern song-writers are afraid of is letting the song take its own course, because its not what sells, they add elements because that fits them into the genre, not because it benefits the song. Yes, I probably do this too much, and yes it has been detrimental to the coverage of my music. However, I’ve found its allowed me to enjoy the song-writing and production process so much more, and it’s a spark I hope to never lose 🙂

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

Well my most honest personal and honest lyric would most likely be written in songs that may never be released. But in my released songs, I’d have to say the chorus of a recent release “Fall to Flames (Feat. Hanwell and Kyle Horne)”. It goes “Oh, looking back on memories, nothing’ll ever be the same, I try to push my passion back, ‘cus it’s all gonna fall to flames”. These lyrics, while not exactly being specific embodies a lot of pain that I believe we’ve all experience. Saying this is like saying, I know that this situation is going to end up hurting you or I, so I’m going to hide the way I feel because I can’t cope with that pain again.

What do you enjoy most? Writing music or performing your music live?

Well, I have officially only performed live once! This was at an open mic and it was very scary and exciting at the same time, but I’d have to say the rush I get from writing music is unparralleled. Writing a song is like solving a puzzle that has no correct answer, it makes it extremely difficult, but equally satisfying to set yourself in a direction and let the track take its course.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

As an artist a continual battle is finding the exposure. But specifically I struggle to find my audience, I’ve been fighting for “Indie-Hop” to become an official genre, because at times I sit so tightly inbetween Indie and Hip-Hop that no playlist wants to take the risk!

Favorite music related film?

It has to be School of Rock, Jack Black was teaching kids to be in a Rock and Roll band, what’s not to love? A huge influence on my music tastes and my childhood!

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

There’s a lot to think about with this question, it feels like I’m subconciously answering this dishonestly but I was a chatterbox at school, as a result of this I’d get in trouble even if I was doing nothing wrong because they’d assume it was me. One time I was sat (admitedly bored) listening to my ICT teacher, and I dropped my pen. She started screaming at me, and my automatic response was to start shouting back, bad move I must admit aha. I was put in what they called isolation, where they put you in a completely blank room with nothing to do but your school work. Seems like a broken system to me, because I’ve left school but I still talk all the time!

Thank you!

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