INTERVIEW: Catching Up With Canadian Nation Singer Justin Fancy; “Laid Again Kinda Evening” Now Out

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Canadian Nation recording artist Justin Fancy, from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, launched his second single Laid Again Kinda Evening on Oct. 7 from his forthcoming sophomore studio album due out within the Spring of 2023.

Music Life Journal lately caught up with Fancy to speak concerning the new single, his new album, and extra.

Congratulations on the discharge of your new single, “Laid Again Kinda Evening”. What are you able to inform us concerning the track and what impressed you to put in writing it?

Hey! Thanks a lot! I had been excited about what fashion of track I hadn’t launched but and was trying to write a summertime, in-the-moment form of track, and “Laid Again Kinda Evening” was born. I keep in mind boating on Conception Bay, the place I do quite a lot of soul-searching and spend most of my days stress-free, and that hook simply got here to me which is now the title of the track. It’s about dwelling within the second carefree simply taking all of it in for the evening not worrying about tomorrow.

“Laid Again Kinda Evening” is the second single off your forthcoming album, resulting from be launched within the Spring of 2023. What are you able to inform us concerning the new album? What number of songs shall be on it and did you write all of the songs or co-write with anybody? Who else labored on the album with you so far as writing or producing?

We’re having a lot enjoyable recording this one. It’s slightly outdoors of what “Certain Beats a Good Time” was, I really feel I’ve grown considerably as a songwriter and producer in the identical breath. Working with Clint Curtis, my co-producer from Springdale, Newfoundland has been nothing in need of a dream and I consider we’ve grown a lot since releasing the album over the pandemic in 2020. I’m nonetheless arranging the track listing for the album, however I’m suspecting it is going to have a minimum of 7 tracks that shall be both totally written and organized by me or co-written with some wonderful songwriters. We’re at the moment about 50% full and might’t wait to share it with the world!

What are your plans from now till the album is launched? Any plans to launch follow-up singles?

I actually wish to tour. I believe it’s the one factor I’ve missed since launching a rustic music profession again in 2020. I couldn’t tour in the course of the pandemic however I’m prepared now, extra prepared than I’ve ever been. We will definitely trip this album out and try to launch as many singles as attainable from the report, looks as if it’s the way in which to do it lately. Gone are the times if you drop a CD off to the radio station and ask them to choose a track. I believe we may have a number of songs off this report that shall be radio-ready and we’ll make these choices as they arrive!

Your debut album, Certain Beats A Good Time, got here out in the course of the pandemic in September 2020. As somebody who was beginning out in Nation music with a debut report, what challenges (or benefits), if any, did you face attempting to get your title and music on the market because you weren’t in a position to tour or do in-person performances?

There have been so many challenges when this all started. I launched “Lengthy Time Comin’” in January 2020 and I keep in mind the pandemic hitting onerous in April of that yr, simply earlier than releasing “Assume About You”, my second single. I knew there have been big-time challenges forward, however I made a decision that now was my time and that I had a plan and I used to be going to execute it. On a constructive notice, the pandemic allowed me to fulfill quite a lot of trade of us that I in any other case wouldn’t have the common alternative to do over a Skype or Zoom name. Historically, you’d e-book a radio tour and journey throughout the nation to fulfill them, however with the pandemic, expertise actually modified the methods we communicated historically. I used to be in a position to schedule quite a lot of time with Music Administrators proper throughout Canada and introduce myself to them. The largest problem for me was not having the ability to journey and tour the primary report. That was onerous for me as a result of I had the band to do it and we have been itching to play stay. I’m hoping now, post-pandemic that I can dig into touring this second album and make some new followers.

As soon as issues opened up once more and also you have been in a position to play in-person exhibits, have been you in a position to get out a lot to play and promote Certain Beats A Good Time earlier than you began working in your new album? What was your schedule like as soon as issues opened up once more?

Sure, after all, however largely restricted to native/provincial exhibits. Scheduling a tour as soon as issues began opening up once more was simply too dangerous however we have been in a position to play a number of ticketed exhibits within the St. John’s space that went over very nicely and most have been offered out. We’ve carried out on the George Road Competition two years in a row and received to open for The Reklaws and Brett Kissel which was an actual deal with. I additionally traveled to Boots & Hearts this yr as a prime 8 finalist within the Rising Artist Showcase, which was additionally an actual eye-opener for me. I’m hoping to show up the jets in 2023 and tour the brand new album and I’m so excited to do this.

Is there something you probably did otherwise for the brand new album than what you probably did on the primary album so far as writing, recording, and many others?

Sure, completely. Effectively, to start out, my debut album was recorded 100% remotely with my producer, Clint Curtis, who lives a couple of 7-hour drive away. With the pandemic, we agreed we’d do that factor remotely by way of Fb messenger and emails and we couldn’t be happier with the outcomes contemplating the challenges it launched to us. This time round, I’ve lastly met Clint in individual and have been spending quite a lot of time with him chatting concerning the preparations. My songwriting method has stayed the identical, nonetheless, I’ve began co-writing which is one thing utterly new for me and I’m having fun with it! Getting another person’s perspective on a track is at all times a profit!

How lengthy have you ever been in music and was it at all times Nation music?

I began enjoying guitar and singing once I was 13 years outdated. I’ve been a rustic music fan for so long as I can keep in mind. My relations gave me an outdated songbook that had nearly each nation basic in it that I discovered from begin to end. It will need to have had 300 songs in it. Every thing from Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and George Jones, to the Eagles. I used to be drawn to the crying of a metal guitar and it’s one thing that made me love nation music. That, and seeing the look on folks’s faces if you begin in on an outdated favourite. To me, the truth that I used to be in a position to make some smile and sing with a guitar, it’s one thing I cherish to at the present time.

Who’re a few of your musical influences?

Merle, Waylon, Willie, George,  extra modernly in Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn, Keith Whitley, Randy Travis, and the listing goes on. These voices have been and nonetheless are the very best in nation music and I actually discovered my craft by way of these artists enjoying again their songs to audiences huge and small all through the years.

You’re the winner of the 2022 East Coast Music Award for Fan’s Alternative Entertainer of the 12 months and you might be nominated for MusicNL’s Fan’s Alternative Entertainer of the 12 months, to be handed out on the finish of this month. Do these recognitions imply a lot to you or have any affect on what you do?

Completely! To obtain a Followers Alternative award is at all times thrilling and a  very particular one for me obtain. It tells me of us will not be solely listening to my music however having fun with what I’m doing as an artist, and there’s no larger pleasure for an artist. Getting any recognition in any respect for doing what you like is simply so particular, it’s onerous to place it into phrases however it by no means will get outdated. Thanks to all my followers that proceed to help me and my profession.

As soon as your second report comes out subsequent yr, what plans do you might have so far as touring? Is there something within the works for a cross-Canada tour and past?

Sure, for certain! As I mentioned earlier I’m itching to get out on the highway. Ideally, I’ll land a direct help slot on a nationwide tour, however within the meantime, my crew and I are engaged on reserving dates for Spring and Summer time 2023 – we’ll go east to west hitting each province we are able to!

“Laid Again Kinda Evening” is launched on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. What are you most grateful for?

I proceed to be grateful and blessed to have the ability to do what I really like, which is writing and releasing music. It’s a ardour that has been with me ever since I can keep in mind, however I can’t try this with out the help from my household who I really like dearly. With out them, this is able to nonetheless be a pipe dream.

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