Ahead of Faith Boblett's performance at our showcase of the Best New Bands of 2018 in the First Avenue Mainroom on Friday, January 4, we got to ask Faith Boblett a few questions. Read what she had to say below:
Kerry Gay: How has your creative process changed since the start of your career? Have you found that this process has changed from your 2013 album Oil & Water to Enough (released this month)?
Faith Boblett: I used to give others’ opinions about my songs a lot more weight. That’s not to say there’s no room for collaboration - because I think that is wildly important. However, I’ve learned to trust myself more when I’m writing a song. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some incredibly talented musicians and songwriters since the very beginning of my musical endeavors, and hope to continue to foster those relationships. I think there’s just more confidence in my own abilities now.
KG: Are there any other artists (local or not) that you would be interested in collaborating with in the future?
FB: I would love to collaborate with Caitlyn Smith. And Har Mar Superstar. And Sheryl Crow. And Kacey Musgraves. And Margaret Glaspy. I also really enjoy singing harmonies and backup vocals, too - so if you know anybody? Send them my way!
KG: Do you have a personal favorite song of yours to perform?
FB: I love playing “Clay”, which is on the new album (Enough). It feels almost visceral singing some of those lyrics; and in my head, I’m demanding that the men in the room listen to what I’m saying.
KG: Do you have any advice for aspiring local artists/bands that want to follow in your footsteps?
FB: My advice? Hmm. This might sound so cliche. But, my advice is to always write songs that genuinely mean something to you. At the end of the day, if you believe in what you are creating, I think things will fall into place. Sometimes that takes 3 months, and sometimes it takes 10 years. And nobody really knows what they’re doing! Be patient, have fun, love what you do. The rest shouldn’t matter.
KG: Are you a fan of any bands/artists that may surprise your listeners stylistically?
FB: A few albums on repeat for me the last year or two that may (or may not) surprise people:
- Sweetener by Ariana Grande (Do not hate. Listen and listen again, because the layers & talent are there.)
- Good Thing by Leon Bridges (absolutely no explanation needed!)
- Ctrl by SZA (again. no explanation necessary.)
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