RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW BOSTON ARTIST FRANCES BAKER
What made you decide to become a soloist?
I have just always played music!
Introduce us to you and your musical history?
I have written my own music for years, and over the past few years I have gotten more into producing my own stuff.
What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
Not really any questions!
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
Nothing too crazy.
Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?
Not really! Everything has come to good use.
What useless party trick do you have?
I can do a back handspring.
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
Whenever my friends or people who know my songs are in the front dancing.
What was the worst experience on stage?
Just any time you are unprepared.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about?
I used to compete in mountain biking.
If you had to describe your band/music to an alien how would you describe it?
Relaxing and fun.
What makes you stand out as an artist?
I produce my own music, and I take a lot of influence from my parents’ personal style.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most?
Not enough time to do everything!
What’s your favorite song to play live and why?
Weak by SWV. I never get tired of it it’s so good.
I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it?
My new single Soulful Baby explores feeling left behind or trapped in a relationship or situation, and kind of getting lost in a moment where you forget about it. I love the instruments and the overall vibe of this song. I wanted to keep the vocals in my lower register and have the background vocals be old school.
Walk me through the thought process of the single?
I wrote the song, made a track with some simple drums and bass and showed my band in Nashville. They re-recorded the song live, all standing in a room together. It has a super warm and saturated feel.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
Probably just the importance of listening to what the song needs and not going overboard with it.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
Always, but I would with any song. A song is never finished.
What are your plans for the year ahead?
I am going to release one more song and take a step back to focus on writing and behind-the-scenes things.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Don’t be afraid to do what you want!
Thanks for doing us today folks, send this back on a word document and ill get it all ready for you.