Rob Frank – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD. What type of artist or musical style are you?
RF. Most of my stuff is rooted in rock and acoustic. I do like to pull from other styles and incorporate them if it suits the track. I don’t want to force anything, but I’m not hesitant to include something if I feel the song is better of for it. The goal is always to try and create something that’s unique and authentic.
PD. What are your goals?
RF. One of my current goals is working towards and developing song placement opportunities. Anything involving film, tv, gaming, or compilations projects. I really want to get more involved with that side of the music industry.
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?
RF. I write my songs and they are about a variety of topics, situations, and life experiences. Each song starts from something that resonates or connects with me in some way. Then I just get to work and build the track up from there.
PD. How do you promote your band and shows?
RF. Same as everyone else. Use the online and local tools available to generate hype and advertise. There are no easy answers for promoting. You need to make the time and put the required work in if you expect positive results.
PD. What do you think about downloading music online?
RF. I think that’s the current reality of music industry. It’s really no different than anything else when it comes to having pros and cons. Thanks to those platforms you gain access to so many things that you may otherwise never hear or be exposed to. You also loose the experience of opening an new LP/CD and reviewing the art and content the way it was often intended.
PD. What song do you wish you’d written and why?
RF. The one that makes enough so I don’t have to worry about money anymore? There are many songs that mean a lot to me. Despite that, I would never want ownership of them. I’d like to write something one day that becomes one of those timeless songs, but I’ve never sat back and wished something that wasn’t mine was.
PD. What is your proudest moment in music?
RF. Any time someone says that they connect with something I’ve written. Either in a band or on my own I know I’m fortunate to have experienced many of the things I have. While I don’t take any of that for granted, It’s just not the same as having someone tell you that something you wrote matters to them.
PD. So what are you working on at the moment?
RF. I have a new single coming out soon which will be followed by an EP. the exact release dates are still up in the air. With the COVID-19/CoronaVirus situations ongoing, we’ll have to see how the next few weeks go before finalizing anything.
PD. What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
RF. Everything is available through my official site robfrank.ca. You can also find it at all the usual places as well (Apple Music, Spotify, Google Music, SoundCloud, etc).