Kw-halloween-logo-small

A Fine Frenzy Interview

A Fine Frenzy's debut album hits shelves July 17, 2007.
Courtesy of Virgin

By: Sindy

A Fine Frenzy is the stage name of Alison Sudol, a 22 year-old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles[/KWLINK]. Her piano-based songs are already getting rave reviews and her debut album, One Cell in the Sea, is about to hit shelves. While teetering on the edge of success, A Fine Frenzy took time out to chat with Kidzworld.

Sindy: So can you tell me about the upcoming album?
A Fine Frenzy: One Cell in the Sea is my debut album - my first ever! - and it's a collection of songs that I've been writing for the past two years. Some of them are nice little fairytales and some of them are songs about heartache and heartbreak and others are about being very happy. So they're all very different and there's something for every possible mood.

Sindy: How would you describe your sound to someone who's not familiar with it?
A Fine Frenzy: It's sort of like the soundtrack to a fairytale. It's a bit consumed with love stories and the lovesick.

Sindy: There seem to be a number of melodic female vocalists rising to fame right now - Feist and Cat Power for example. Do you think that's in reaction to anything?
A Fine Frenzy: I think that music comes in waves and there was kind of a hole for a while there. There was room for singer-songwriters who doing something that was more alternative and different, and now we seem to be rising at the same time and I think it's fantastic.

Sindy: So what sort of music did you listen to growing up?
A Fine Frenzy: I really listened to a lot of oldies. I didn't really listen to anything that was modern until I was 11 or 12. I grew up listening to a lot of classic jazz, and stuff like The Beatles, and old Motown stuff, and a lot of classical music. I just loved all of that.

Sindy: How about these days?
A Fine Frenzy: A lot more indie stuff. I love Bright Eyes - I absolutely love him. I love the Kings of Convenience. Sophia Coppola has the best music on her soundtracks! I've been listening to the Marie Antoinette soundtrack - and the Lost in Translation one was fantastic.

Sindy: Have you always wanted to be a performer?
A Fine Frenzy: I always wanted to be an artist of some sort and I was really shy growing up, so performing didn't really seem like a natural choice, but whenever I got on stage to do something I felt more comfortable than I did in real life. So I guess, in that way, I did always want to do something visually - something performing. When I started making music I knew that was it for me.

  • Click here to read how A Fine Frenzy keeps herself entertained on the road and what advice she has for young musicians.
  • Related Stories:

  • Alexa Ray Joel Interview
  • Jordan Pruitt Interview
  • JoJo Interview
  • More Great Music and Musicians!
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    Poll

    Do You Know How to Play the Piano?

    • Yeah, I've been taking lessons since I was young.
    • I'm taking lessons right now.
    • I know how to play a couple of songs.
    • No, but I can play other instruments.

    related stories

    Entertainment in the forums

    Cinderella_red
    Santa invested lakhs and suffered loss in a bussiness.  do u knw, what the business was? ;p
    reply 28 minutes
    ThunderSpirit
    ThunderSpirit posted in TV Shows:
    *facepalm*
    reply about 10 hours
    LAZY778
    LAZY778 posted in TV Shows:
    "KittySauceGaming" wrote:I love Pokemon (you can tell from my avatar), Chowder, Doctor Who, Inuyasha, Dancing with the Stars, Gravity Falls, Teen Titans Go, Amazing World of Gumball, and Breadwinners. I don't really like insulting anyone's taste in television, so I'm not gonna post shows I think are suckish. You won't be insulting anyone because it's your opinion.
    reply about 10 hours
    KittySauceGaming
    I love Pokemon (you can tell from my avatar), Chowder, Doctor Who, Inuyasha, Dancing with the Stars, Gravity Falls, Teen Titans Go, Amazing World of Gumball, and Breadwinners. I don't really like insulting anyone's taste in television, so I'm not gonna post shows I think are suckish.
    reply about 10 hours
    KittySauceGaming
    I am actually a shipper myself. In fact, I didn't really believe in that many shippings except three. But I honestly think this is a nice pairing for whatever reason. Maybe it's the fact that this time Serena ACTUALLY has canonical crush on Ash? I usually base my beliefs on true facts. And they're in a region based on France. It is a rather romantic atmosphere, which I guess is why I get challenged by so many honeymooners in the Pokemon Y game... Anyway, why don't you post what you think? Are they a nice pairing, or do you think other shippings are better? I understand, because Pokeshipping is a worthy opponent.
    reply about 10 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    Big_icon_(7)

    Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

    Big_icon_(4)

    You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

    Big_icon_(6)

    The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

    Ow_fright_ad_100x100

    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...