Today, we sat down with King Fabbs to talk music inspiration, advice for future musicians and much more. Be sure to check out his music below after the interview!
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
I’m inspired by a lot of the artists I listen to, my life experiences, and surroundings. I find I always write about how I’m feeling about someone or something, and myself too. I never force what I’m trying to say, I always let it come out of me naturally. But I never try to limit myself though, I think a great song can come from anything. So I’m always looking for different forms of inspiration and I try to keep my mind active on a creative level as much as I can.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
Before I really got into rock music I listened to a lot of rap, hip/hop, and R&B music. A few artists I remember listening to a lot when I was really young were Ludacris, Usher, Eminem, and Black Eyed Peas. I remember the very moment I fell in love with rock music though. I was 12 years old (if I remember correctly) and I remember being at home on my computer and I was on youtube listen to music and watching music videos. And I remember one of the suggested videos that was on the side menu from one of the videos I was watching was “American Idiot” by Green Day. I clicked on that video simply out of curiosity and I was blown away. I loved it so much and I started to search a lot more Green Day songs and that introduced me to a lot more Punk, Rock, and Metal music and since then, that is what I started listening too.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
I wouldn’t say I have one specific hero, I’d say I have multiple heroes. My heroes are pretty much my favourite artists because they inspire me in an incredible way. Whenever life gets tough I find I always turn to music to help me escape. I find the music and emotional lyrical content helps me decompress and it helps give me a peace of mind for all the things I’m thinking about.
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
Such an interesting question because it’s hard for me to imagine what I would be doing without music haha. I currently have a day job where I work in a warehouse, I drive a forklift and lift heavy boxes full of concrete studs all day long, so maybe I would still be here doing this. I also played hockey when I was a kid and I thought a lot about pursuing that in a big way, but it was a bit too much to afford so for that reason I had to stop. I had a pretty big passion for art as well. I used to draw a lot of random stuff all the time and feel like I would have done something with that if I didn’t find music.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?
Believe in yourself and believe in your abilities to create and be creative. Find things that spark your interest and allow yourself to constantly be creative during anytime of the day. Create your art the way that YOU want it to be. Don’t let others try to tell you how you should do things, if you really like something and your heart is set on it, take it and run with it. Practice hard!