Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Fanette

was born in a beautiful French town and immediately fell in love for is creation. Create, no matter what it was. And then, after all she’s been through, all she wanted to be the most real as she could, without never adding anything else, but herself. Then, Fanette travelled in Canada and lived in Toronto, where she still is, opened herself to every little experienced she could get, and listened to some raw artists such as Leonard Cohen, and saw that. That day, she knew you could make it. Everything started for her : Teaching guitar to herself, writing songs few months later. Her folky, haunting sound was on the road.

She is right now recording her first CD that should be out in the fall 2014. She also working right now on a community tour project that combines the two love of her lives : music and people (learn more about it on “community tour project” on her website).

That’s what Fanette is about. Never give up, always fight and truly feel every little moment of your life.

AMBY: When did you decide you needed to make music?

Fanette: Making music kind of came naturally to me. I never really planned to. Music has been a passion for me my whole life, I started Piano when I was 11 years old but had to stop after two years. Then 4 years ago I started learning guitar, I only wanted to learn some covers and play for fun in my bedroom. Then one night one I was falling asleep that melody came up in my head and I woke, took my guitar and played it.. And everything started that day, without really think about it, writing became an essential part of my life. Writing my feelings just help me grow and understand the world better.

AMBY: For all those prospective listeners out there, how would you describe your sound?

Fanette: Tough one. I’m trying to be as real as possible in music so I never really think about it. But what I heard and I agree with, is that my sounds would be a haunting poetic folk music. I love atmospheric sound, maybe because I used to write and make movies a lot, and I also love switching from talking and singing in my songs, and in music in general. So all that would make my music.

AMBY: What’s been the biggest influence on your music; whether artist, writer, musician, etc?

Fanette: I thought Influence very interesting. I remember writing music for a year, and then one day randomly listen to a band I haven’t listened in two years even though I truly love them and realized how much they inspired me, without even knowing it. That band I’m talking about is called Moriarty, they are from Europe. I am also definitely inspired by singer such as Leonard Cohen, or Soko, a french singer songwriter. I’ve also been listening to a lot of old french music lately and I realized that it inspired quite a bit as well, as the french person that I am.

AMBY: What’s your personal favourite track you’re produced thus far?

Fanette: I am recording my first CD right now so I haven’t really produced any songs yet. But if I have to choose between the ones I am recording now, I would say Free Spirit, because it is a collaboration between my best friend and I and that I am very proud of it and glad it happened and going to be on my first record.

AMBY: Who were the last three artists/bands you listened to?

Fanette: Good one, I’ve been listening to a lot of music for sure. I’d say that the last ones would be Wax Tailor, Chilly Gonzales, and Caravan Palace. Very different from each other and from what I do in music, but I just love them. If you don’t know it you should definitely check their music out! Wax Tailor and Caravan Palace are bands from France.

AMBY: If you could tour with anyone, who would it be?

Fanette: I’ve actually never asked myself that question. I think I would chose Soko, the singer songwriter I talked about before. I just love her music for being so real. I remember when I was started guitar, I was thinking of writing songs but then I wanted to do it very raw, and as real as possible, even if that meant talking for a whole songs but I thought it won’t be possible to do that, people would never understand what I mean by it and then I discover her music, and then I discover you could do it. And when I see where I am at right now thanks to that, yeah I would definitely choose her.

AMBY: What can we expect in the near future from Fanette?

Fanette: I don’t like expecting too much of anything in general. I am just gonna keep working hard for my music because it is a part of me and I truly believe in it. All I want is having no regret and do all I can for my songs because they deserve it, they helped so much. And we’ll where that takes me. I am recording my first CD now and planning on playng around Canada, and then around Europe as I am from France, and it’s done. I am also a big believer in community so I’d like to create a community music tour, where local musicians could play on my songs for the shows I’ll be doing in their cities, and doing house shows as well. I think music is about sharing so bringing that and community together could be a perfect match. I explain more about that idea on my website, if you go to “Community Music Tour

AMBY: Tell AMBY something you’ve never told anyone before.

Fanette: Honestly, I love talking to people so much that I don’t think there is something that I haven’t told to at least one person.. Wish I would have though, would have been fun to share it with you guys!


Thank you Fanette, for giving us your answers!

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Interview by Nadia Kaakati | @NadiaKaakati

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