Russell French







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music to me gives me an opportunity to express my creativity and passion for music. I like to experiment and give music a more personal feel, especially in what I produce and release to the public!

What is your music dream?

My music dream is to sell out the charts. I have always looked up to avicii as my idol and I aspire for his creativity.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Firstly, although hard it may seem, I would try to give music to everyone across the world. Whether or not people can afford music devices shouldn't affect their ability to listen to music, or even create it. I think its something everyone should be able to do.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

It has to be an avicii song, probably The Nights as the lyrics present a life worth living. Something that I pride about. As Mae West once said: "You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough."

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I've always had quite a modern taste in music, but I must say the 80's must of been the greatest era for music. The likes of Queen, Bon Jovi, Journey, The Jacksons etc.

What inspires you to make music?

My passion for it. I love listening and creating and how it can unleash the inner beast in people who, without it would continue to live life under the shell of shyness.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That you don't have to be especially talented to make music. Music is all about passion and pride, doesn't matter if you can't make it or not. As long as music can bring out certain emotions and passion within a certain person, and especially if its mine, then job done!

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Haven't actually performed in front of an audience with my current level of music just yet. But when i was 10 or 11 I remember playing in my school's guitar ensemble and absolutely getting lost in a world which seemed like heaven in the music. Playing alongside my best mates was such a great feeling.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I feel like music at the moment is only judged by how many listens it has or how hard the bass drops. Personally I would like the lyrics of music nowadays to be recognised more as thats probably what the most care has been put into.

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble is a great service, and as of my 6-7 months of using so far, it has helped me to grow my music career massively. It really delves deep into the music community and all the wonderful people that are involved in it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Quite a tricky question, for me the creating part of music can be very frustrating. It doesn't always go the way you want it to. Which is why it can be so annoying. But the finished product produced can be very rewarding.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Growing up in the north of England, music doesn't really come as a natural thing for the area. Sure, there are a few bands that go around the local pubs and they are really good. But i think they need to aspire higher and make full use of the talent they have. I don't really go to many music events anymore.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Depending on what music genre the artist is creating, the artist needs to have something different about their music that stands them out from the crowd.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Why don't We, an amazing boy band from America. Neovaii, an awesome electronic producer. The Him, also a great electronic producer. Petit Biscuit, a French artist who certainly knows how to make a beat.