The Fallen Prodigy Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD. What type of artist are you?
TFP. Literally, I’m the vocalist for The Fallen Prodigy and we’re a female fronted metalcore band from New York City.
PD. Tell us the brief history of yourself.
TFP. I’ve been a vocalist for about 6 years now. I didn’t really get into metal fully until my first year of college and now I just love it. I instantly knew that this was the genre I wanted to be involved in.
PD. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
TFP. I draw musical influence from everywhere and from any genre of music. It could be anything from a polka song to a picture I saw on the train. If it strikes me, I hold on to it and try to turn how I felt in that moment into words.
PD. What are your dreams and goals?
TFP. My dreams and goals include becoming a paramedic and being able to play music with TFP around the world.
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?
TFP. We all play a role in writing the songs. One of us will come up with an idea and we will sit there for hours and mold it until we feel it’s perfect. I write all of my lyrics and vocal melodies based on the instrumental foundation of the song. Our songs are about everything. We try to be as versatile as possible, but overall our songs tend to be about life experiences and how we feel daily. It’s our way of letting people know that they’re not alone.
PD. How do you promote your band and shows?
TFP. Social media is a huge part of our promotion process. It easily gives us access to show our music to people across the entire country and across the world. We also do our best to try and promote by going to shows and playing a good amount of shows.
PD. What do you think about downloading music online?
TFP. Illegally? Lol that’s not good at all. But I think that downloading music online is a great option. Giving people the option to have your music instantly is great. Plus, the majority of people today do use their phones or some other type of electronic device to listen to music, so it’s definitely important to provide that as an option.
PD. What’s your outlook on the record industry today?
TFP. It’s very tough. There’s a lot of great competition out there and it can be really difficult to be seen and heard. Perseverance is key.
PD. What song do you wish you’d written and why?
TFP. Definitely wish I had written Emotions by Mariah Carey. Simply because that song is amazing and I’d love to be able to sing with that much skill.
PD. What are some of your pet peeves?
TFP. One of my pet peeves is when something is out of tune or not in the right key. It drives me insane haha
PD. What is your proudest moment in music?
TFP/ Our proudest moment in music is going to be this album. We’ve been working on this for 2 years and we put so much effort into each and every song. If you sit down and listen to it, you’ll be able to hear it in all of the details. Nothing was overlooked during this process.
PD. Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
TFP. We’ll be playing May 5th in Syracuse. We’ll be looking to set up an album release show as well and we feel it will be epic. You should definitely come out, throw down, and have a great time. Give the album a listen and you’ll see why you don’t want to miss this.
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