First off, tell us about KROQ’s Local Only playlists and what’s been doing for you? I personally discovered you thanks to it, so I know it’s been having a bringing you a lot of listeners!
KROQ Locals Only has been awesome. I grew up listening to KROQ so it’s very exciting to hear one of my songs on the air! I’m so thankful for Locals Only and for all the votes for “I See Love.”
Why have you decided to release singles, versus a full album?
Since I grew up collecting singles I found that there’s something truly special about appreciating one song at a time. My whole closet is filled with vinyl singles from Elvis and Chuck Berry to The Strokes and The Libertines. For me, it’s really exciting when one of my favorite artists releases a new single because I can really appreciate the world that the song creates. As a songwriter, it’s really inspiring to try and open up a world of emotion with just one song. And when I hear a great song, I’m hooked for life. Songwriting is a journey, and each single is another chapter in the story.
Where do you find your inspiration while songwriting?
My inspiration comes from the music I’m listening to. Any time I put on John Lennon, it makes me wanna write!
Speaking of inspiration, your rock and roll style is very unique, and personally I’ve rarely come across any musicians making anything like it today. How were you able to realize this was the musical style you wanted to make?
I started writing songs simply to give back to music what music has given me. There are so many songs out there that have saved my life. I’m constantly writing songs to say thank you to my influences.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on new singles that will be out later this year!
If you could collaborate with any musician (past or present) who would it be and why?
Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age. He is one of my favorite musicians of all time. Working with him would be very cool.
Who are you listening to right now?
At the moment I’m listening to new Babyshambles music, T Rex, and Arctic Monkeys.
Finally, anything big coming up we should know about?
July 23 at The Roxy! Very excited about this show!
Find more from Davis Fetter on his website!