Hey, I’m FALLD, I’m 18 and I come from France. I produce music for 2 and a half years and I am very interested in graphic design & 3D motion design.
1 - Was there a pivotal moment when you decided to follow your path?
Not a pivotal moment... but today, I actually decided to follow my path! This determination came gradually, as I received feedback from Internet people in addition to my family and friends, and I was taking more and more pleasure making music. I realised that nothing would be better for me than music (and more generally art) when I imagined myself doing a “classic” job!
However, I’ll keep studying alongside music.
2 - Can you tell us about the process of making your work?
It depends. Sometimes, I got a melody in my mind, or I try different things on my keyboards. I rarely use samples, because this is not the way of producing I like the most. I never force my creativity. If I’m really not inspired, I do something else. Sometimes I stop producing music for days. I’m not and I could never be the producer who makes 10 beats a week. But making beats during these two years was a way to find my own style, to experiment. I made all my beats with the goal to put my best into them, all my feelings, to create my identity. Till today my aim is not to make a living from my music, but making it unique.
3 - What’s your number 1 working-tool? How do you know when a piece of work is accomplished?
My number 1 working-tool is my feelings. When I make a beat, it’s always a different experience. But I always find two main situations :
- I made a melody. I think “it sounds trash !”. I stop working on this project.
- I made a melody. I fuck with the vibes I created, I feel something, even it’s a light feeling.
In this situation I know I’ll like my final production, even If I need to work a lot on it. And the moment when I am satisfied with my work is also the moment when I know it is accomplished.
4 - What drives and inspires you?
I’m a dreamer and an optimistic person, I guess this is helpful to stay always motivated and project yourself enthusiastically into the future. I learned to have self-confidence (in terms of my talent), to believe in myself because I don’t have any musicians in my family, neither among my friends. My personal goals and my determination are what drives me the most. I take my inspiration from other Internet producers and my daily life.
5 - What are you thankful for?
I’m thankful for the people around me and on the Internet who support me. I’m thankful to be born in this century, to grow up with technology. A lot of people really don’t know the potential of the Internet. Today, you are able to learn from scratch practically every art, to share all around the world, to connect with people who have the same passion than you, to sell your productions and sometimes, to make a living of it, just using the Internet.
6 - Do you interact with the digital world/ technology in your work?
Yeah, a lot! My laptop is essential for all my creations; music production, photoshop, video editing, motion design… And of course, I use the Internet for social media and learning.
7 - How does your daily routine look like?
…… I think it’s the point I really need to work. I should do more sports, wake up earlier, write the things I’ll do during the day for example. But for a long time, I got used to being productive all day. In my opinion, it’s the most important thing, it partly makes me happy and satisfied with my day. Now I need to try what I said above.
8 - What advice would you give to your younger self following your steps?
Believe in yourself. Go ahead, you have nothing to lose, even time because you’ll learn many things about yourself. Like me, if you are not in an area where you can easily meet real producers, connect with people on the internet, this will help you to learn and grow. And the last thing, don’t overthink the creation process!
9 - Why do you love what you do? Where can people find you? What’s the plan for 2020?
I love what I do because art is ingrained in me, I need to create permanently. In addition to that, nothing is better than making music: you enjoy the creation process, the track release period, and the feedbacks of fans, so each step of music creation is pleasant!
People can find me on all platforms. Physically, I’ll be soon in Brest city, in France, to continue my studies.
For 2020, I planned to keep building the artist I am and releasing 2 EPs. One solo EP and one EP with the singer GAYA, who is my sister. But above all, I’ll work a lot on motion design with Cinema 4D.
10 - How do you get in contact with the ROU / What does this movement mean to you?
Firstly, I contacted HKMK because I like his work and I wanted him to make a demo for my Drumkit Portal I. He accepted, then he re-contacted me for this interview. I will probably ask him for a new project this year! For me, the ROU is the movement who is supporting the new modern artists of all around the world and helping them to get more exposure and to grow.
What should people be ready for in 2020 (upcoming projects)
My solo EP is going to be a huge and very long project because I decided to create a 3D visual for each track. So stay tuned! By the way, I created a 2nd Instagram account dedicated to the 2D/3D design so you will be able to follow my progress.