Artist Interview: Frank Sutton
Tell us about yourself and your music
My music is a reflection of me as a person. I’m a complex yet simple person if that makes sense. My music is a expression of life experiences, influences, and the goal is to grow from those experiences. My music is Jazz, its funk, its soul, its gospel, its alot of different things that are apart of me.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest release is my long Anticipated release of my First Full Length album Intitled “Rain The Experience” Release date is July 14th, im releasing a new Single from this project June 16th. This is a Smooth Jazz instrumental album Project, with lots of different flavors for the pallete.
What inspired you to write this release?
What Inspired me to Write this Project was…LIFE ..and also one of my Favorite elements Rain…the feeling a Rainy day can give us, the Vibe, Rain can be alot of things, so can life. I started out to write a fun Chill, relaxing, sit by the window with a book and watch the Rain flow type album, but the album began to tale on a different meaning..Rain, can be the same as life …the album is broken down into 3 halves…Before the Storm, During the Storm, and After the Storm as in Life we know that feeling of Before the storms hit. You can feel a shifting a Changing. During the storm, Everything and the Kitchen sink is falling, its Darkest during the Storm and you can’t See your way. Finally After the Storm, you endured the storm its ending and through the storm you see The Sun. This project was written to enjoy but also to Reflect.
Any plans to release a video?
Im planning to release a Video to the Single coming June 16th
Any plans to hit the road?
Im planning a September Concert and to do some dates locally, regionally and nationally this year 2017
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I Brand myself by two things, Being Musically Creative, and being Myself. There is only one you, be the best at being you, because everyone else is taken.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Lately I’ve been goin back listening to alot of the original Fusion jazz pioneers, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Return to Forever (Chick Corea) but i listen to alot of different stuff.
Tell us about your passions
I’m a student of Information, what drives me is Knowledge and the pursuit of growth and development in All area’s of my life. Ways that I can leave an impact in this world and someone’s life whether that be through music or another means
What else is happening next in your world?
Im working on a fusion band project with some close musician friends. We got together and are writing some awesome new stuff, we are looking to release some new music later in the year.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Frank!