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Meet Irish singer-songwriter, Fya Fox, back with her new single ‘BODY’ – out Feb 19th

Influenced by the likes of Lana Del Rey, Banks and London Grammar, Fya Fox returns with her new single ‘BODY’ flaunting the idea of moving on from a past acquaintance.

We chatted to Fya about her upcoming single, dream collaborations and more.

Tell us about your new track ‘BODY’. What inspired it?

‘Body’ flaunts the idea of moving on from a past acquaintance. You know when you’re so over it, but there are little moments when something resembles that relationship or you spot them with someone new! Every emotion just comes rushing back! It had to be a sad banger though like you’re on the dance floor giving it all but crying at the same time.

What’s your songwriting process like? Do you have a specific formula?

No real specific formula, I like to play around with chords finding a chord progression that sparks something, then the lyrics will flow. In writing sessions it can vary, someone might play a new melody they have or a random voice note. Had a few online writing sessions, definitely prefer being in a room with actual bodies present! Something special about the vibe of creatives in a room.

Do you think your hometown has had an impact on the music you create?

Mmmm I grew up in an area heavily embedded with Irish country music and I was so allured by the pop scene! So I suppose in a way it drove me out of my comfort zone to find these opportunities.

How did you first get started in music? Was there one moment where you knew this was something you wanted to pursue?

I was that annoying child dancing and singing so my Mother sent me to singing lessons. In the cover gig scene, even tho it was hard grafting away I loved it so much and the buzz of performing! So I knew this was something I had to pursue.

What’s the hardest thing about being a woman in an industry that is dominated by men?

Trying not to get caught up in the fact that it’s an issue. It can be so self-consuming! Focusing on my music and letting it speak means the crooks of the industry won’t hold me back. I have to say tho, I’ve been lucky to work with some really talented men in the industry who all respect my artistry and it’s a big thanks to those who continue to support me!

Once things return to normal, who would you love to support on tour and why?

If I had the chance to support BANKS it would make my life! Have you listened to Contaminated!? Awwww it makes me feel things! Also, Claudia Valentina has become a love obsession of mine.

What’s one thing you learnt about yourself in the last year?

I can survive a pandemic! On a serious note, what a year! One thing I’ve really noticed is how easily distracted I am! Literally, a distraction can waste my entire day!

Is there one track from another artist that you wish you wrote?

‘Strong’ by London Grammar, it really stands out for me. I adore this band and it was the first time I really felt like I accepted my voice after hearing Hannah Reid sing! Oh also, ’Wicked Game’ by Chris Isaak, it’s iconic! Both show a venerability but are powerful. Deep!

What would be the theme tune to your life?

Ohhh I’ve got a few but right this second, I want to head down the motorway to studio blasting ‘Spectrum’ by Florence + The Machine! Once the dreaded L word is over that is!

What’s next for you this year? Can we expect more music?

Even tho it’s still a little uneasy I’m excited for this year. When I released ‘White Lies’ in Nov I popped a cherry and now I can’t stop! Right now I’m putting all my focus into releasing ‘BODY’ and working in the background on the next release! An EP, who knows, you’ll just have to keep watching!

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