THE FALLEN PRODIGY

THE FALLEN PRODIGY is a NY band that mixes metalcore with harder and softer tones to make it interesting. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

Do you notice that there is an anticipation for you to release an album? Have you built a large enough following for people to eagerly await a new album?
-We had lot of people asking us when we’re dropping something new and I don’t blame them! Everyone waiting was more than stoked to finally have the new album in their hands.

Is it important for you that a new album picks up where the previous left off? How important is continuity??
-Both our EP and album are similar in theme, but our album is, in my opinion, a more mature sound. We really put a lot of work into every aspect of this album to make sure we went above and beyond our EP. As far as continuity, to me, it’s not necessary, but it can be cool. I see every new song or album as a blank page, anything can happen. There’s no rules when it comes to creativity and that’s what makes writing music so great.

Was it hard for you to come up with a sound for this album that you all could agree on?
-Absolutely haha. The album definitely has a thrashy core, but you can tell that every song is different and is inspired by so many different genres. We never really agreed on anything, we just wrote and we feel that it really paid off.

How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
-The lyrics are extremely important to me. Whenever I write, it always comes from the heart and I try to put things I’ve experienced into words that others can feel and relate to. It’s really important that others find solace in the music we write. It’s extremely important.

How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
-We all had a hand in choosing what we wanted for the artwork. We wanted it to depict internal struggle and someone searching for peace. We used New York City as the background to represent where were from.

How important is having a label to back you up today when you can just release your music on any sort of platform online?
-It depends on the band/artist. If you’re great with promotion, have a solid network and are overall pretty solid doing things on your own, then that’s great! If you want the backup of a label, there’s nothing wrong with that either. Everyone is ultimately doing what they feel is best for growth.

Are there any negative consequences to music being too readily available to fans?
-Not at all. I think that it gives musicians an opportunity to really showcase their talents across the world.

I guess that today’s music climate makes it harder for a band to sell mega platinum. How do you tackle the fact that downloading has changed how people consume music?
-We just adapt. We try to stay up to date with as many platforms as we can and take advantage of the opportunities that arise.

Does nationality matter today when it comes to breaking big. Does nationality play a part in if or not you will make it big internationally?
-If you’re serious about your craft and you put the work and effort that is required to make it in the music industry, then anything is possible. Perseverance is a huge key.

I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when you’re out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
-I can’t say that we really worry too much. Sure, we get stressed or face some obstacles, but we’re always looking to move forward and conquer whatever we’re facing in the moment.

What does the future hold for you?
-Hopefully, it holds a lot of growth and opportunity. For right now, we’re just focusing on our album that we just released and are going forward from there!

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