Interview with Pop Punk Artist King Fabbs

By Mick Michaels

The Cosmick View: Hello, and welcome to The Cosmick View/MBM Ten Pounder! Thanks for taking some time to chat with us! 

CV: Describe your definition of the band’s sound and style and how does that definition uniquely describe the music?
KF: My sound and style is in the modern day Pop punk alley. I grew up on a lot of Pop punk music as well as all kinds of rock and metal music, but Pop punk has my heart. I’d say my style has a bit of a 2000’s Pop punk feel as well. My music describes who I am and what I feel and as I continue to make music, my personal expression will always be in it.

CV: Today, everyone talks about artist and audience connection. Is such a level of connection actually achievable for an artist and if so, how have you made the connection to your fans?
KF: It’s absolutely achievable! I feel like a lot of artists are very focused on just going viral that they’re lacking when it comes to really connecting with other people. But I think if you’re always being real with your art and what you say, then the real connections will build naturally. You gotta make sure you give that time to the fans though. If you have a huge amount of supporters you should definitely talk to them and be real with them! I’m still in the very early stages of being an established artist so I don’t really have a fan base right now. But for the people who have gotten down with what I’m doing, I really remember them and value them so much. I think getting real support from real people is so precious and it’s something that I will never take for granted. I have so much love for those who are trying to lift me up and I want to do the same for those people.

CV: Is fan interaction an important part of the band’s inner culture?
KF: I think it’s pretty important. What I love about creating music is the fact that it connects you with other people. It creates a feeling that I think is meant to be shared with others. I want my fans/supporters to be my family…I want them to be part of my identity. The fans are what really create the culture in a band/artist.

CV: Can a band truly interact with its fans and still maintain a level of personal privacy without crossing the line and giving up their “personal space” in your opinion?
KF: Absolutely! I think it can be tricky sometimes for some artists but there's always a way to make things work. There are stories of some pretty crazy fans who essentially stalk artists and bands just to get close to them. There’s a documentary on Taylor Swift and she told this story about how a stalker broke into her home when she was away and this guy used her shower and slept in her bed?! WHACK! That kind of situation can be out of someone’s control, but I think it’s really up to the artist how open they want to be with their fans and how much personal information they give out.

CV: Is music, and its value, viewed differently around the world in your opinion?  If so, what do you see as the biggest difference in such multiple views among various cultures?
KF: I think music is valued in different ways but it’s always bringing people together. But the difference in music between different cultures I feel is in the way it sounds. Music gives people the same feeling, but each culture has its own specific sound and the music makes everybody move in a different way. Watch a clip from a rock concert, then watch a clip of a Mariachi band, and then watch a clip of a reggae band, and you’ll see the difference right away.

CV: Do you feel that a band that has an international appeal, will tend to connect more so to American audiences? Would they be more enticed or intrigued to see the band over indigenous acts because of the foreign flavor?
KF: If a band is well known internationally then I think they will be able to connect with American audiences simply because America is huge market for music. If people in America like something, they’re going to sell it. The fact that an artist is not from America can easily make them bigger because they provide a bit of a different feeling to American audience members.

CV: Has modern-day digital technology made everyone an artist on some level in your opinion? Have the actual lines of what really is an artist been blurred?
KF: Yes, it is a lot easier for people to become an artist with the tech we have today. But so many people simply just follow trends or they’re just trying to be like an artist they’ve seen so they lack originality. I think the lines are kind of blurred. I think sometimes people don’t put enough of themselves into the music, or they’re music just lacks a lot of honesty. When I write a song I see it as a chance to let people see the real me. As soon as I feel like I’m copying someone else I start over. When I write, I write what I want to say; I don’t let others tell me what to say or how to do things. I write all my music myself, I have lots of inspirations and artists/bands that I look up too, but when I write I put the realest version of myself into it. I mean if you’re not going to put your honest self into your music, what’s the point?

CV: How would you describe the difference between an artist who follows trends and one who sets them?
KF: Setting a trend can be a little difficult. I think the best trends happen by accident. I don’t think it’s bad to follow trends, however, if that’s all you’re doing though then you’re journey might a little short lived. People who set trends usually have a following that really sticks with them through all the changes they go through, usually because they keep providing original content. Look at Tik Tok for example, there’s so many trends on there and there’s people who simply do nothing more than what’s trending on Tik Tok. The trends can be fun, but the hype will die down and everybody is just going to jump on the next trend no matter who creates it. I never really follow accounts that just stick to the most popular trends simply because we’re already seeing the trends everywhere. It gets repetitive so the magic gets lost after a while. If you’re setting the trends, you probably have a fan base that’s very committed to what you do.

CV: Has music overall been splintered into too many sub-genres in an effort to appease fan tastes in your opinion? And has such fan appeasements, in actuality, weakened music’s impact as a whole by dividing audiences?
KF: There’s now so many sub-genres that genres are becoming super irrelevant. People are now combining genres because everyone wants something new, or something different. I don’t think this has weakened the impact of music but I think some people force certain things together without really thinking about it and the result isn’t what they thought it was going to be. Combining genres I feel can make music a little more powerful though simply because music is evolving. Music is too powerful to always stay the same. It’s always going to keep progressing. All the music that we have now will always be here and we can always celebrate it when we want too! But music will continue to change over time and were going to find value within. If it divides certain audiences, then it’s probably going to create a new audience to appeal too.

CV: What can fans except to see coming next from you?
KF: I will be releasing a single in about a month which I’m super excited about! I’m also about to shoot my first music video for my song “Safe and Sound!” Keep an eye out for that!

CV: Thanks again for taking some time and talking. It is greatly appreciated.


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