Talking Big Dreams With R&B Queen Rachel Foxx
Here comes one of our favourite East London girls: R&B singer & songwriter Rachel Foxx. In June she released her latest album "Flame". Learn more about her style and sound, as well as how she made from working in retail to living her big dream in our exclusive interview below.
How would you describe your sound?
Soulful R&B with influences of hip-hop and jazz.
What is the main message to your fans behind your new EP ‘Flame’?
Flame kinda expresses all moods, such as happiness, confidence, sexual freedom, sadness and excitement. I want people to feel all kinds of emotions when they listen to me, depending on the song, of course.
Which other artists influence your style?
I grew up listening to a lot of Floetry, Erykah Badu, Toni Braxton, Jon B and Donell Jones... I love them all!
In what way is your music reflecting parts of your personal life?
I mainly talk about personal experiences; things I have encountered, or the things that friends of mine have encountered, but these are just parts of the songs. I use my imagination a lot and I see my songs more as stories, talking about real love but I actually don't know, if I have felt that before.
Before you got started with your career as a musician you mainly worked in retail. How did you make this career change happen? Were there any special events that triggered your decision?
The career change kinda just happened by accident. I was already working on my music while I was in retail. I kept quitting jobs and getting new ones. I really hated it, actually. The music stuff started picking up and slowly I realized I could live from making music instead of doing a job I hate.
After having great success with your music, what’s your biggest dream right now?
I just really, really want my music to reach more ears. I love making people feel something and when my words have an impact on them.
As a music artist, you have a lot of experience when it comes to working in front of the camera. What tips and tricks would you give newcomer models/ artists who aim to spread more authenticity with their work?
I think you should never try too hard. Different things suit different people. In my videos, you can see my personality. It’s just really natural.
What is your favorite decade and why?
The 90s of course. This was the golden era for hip-hop and R&B, the music and fashion were just amazing and so inspiring back then.
Do you believe in true love? ♡
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