Upcoming musician Props has been making waves throughout the music scene with his distinctive multi-genre musical style that has caught the attention of music lovers around the world.
Recently, Props released the brand new single “Domino” & has kindly spoken with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about the song, along with getting to know from the artist himself.
Hey Props, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Props: Thanks for having me! My name is actually Mark. Props isn’t a much better alias but it’ll do. I write music in my spare time (which there’s a lot of at the moment).
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Props: When I was a kid I got my first pair of drum sticks way before I ever played on a drum kit. I hit everything in the house and made kits out of boxes and saucepans – some of them have dent marks to prove it. I guess that was my first taste of getting properly creative with music.
Have you always known that a career within the music industry was something that you wanted to pursue?
Props: I’ve drifted in and out, because I don’t really like the idea of the music industry how it is – kinda contrived and manufactured. But yeah I’ve always wanted to try and get any tunes I’ve been making into as many ears as possible.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Props: Hard question… I’d say it flits between a bunch of genres; pop, punk, bedroom, indie… but overall it’s got this kinda joyful vibe, though the lyrics (and my miserable af vocal delivery) are pretty pessimistic observations on the world. I like the juxtaposition.
You recently released the new song “Domino”. How did the idea to create this song come together?
Props:I was trying to find the original voice note for this. I found the pre-chorus section in a voice note from 2017… At the time I was focussing on other projects and only really got time to properly work on my own stuff in lockdown. The rest of the song fell into place pretty quickly, even the lyrics. I think that’s usually a good sign. I do all the recording/production myself and yeah it all slotted together in a couple of days which was nice.
How would you compare the creative process behind this song, to your previous releases?
Props: This was the first one where I had the conscious thought to not overdo it. I go back to most of my tunes again and again, rerecording, changing lyrics and re-mixing etc. I didn’t want to waste time on this one and just let the song be the song.
What does this song personally mean to you?
Props: It’s (quite bluntly) about the end of civilisation. I was on a plane a couple of years ago and the inflight magazine was advertising nuclear bomb-proof bunkers complete with chandeliers and swimming pools and lots of tinned food for super rich people. I thought that was pretty messed up, but rather than writing a song about how angry I was about inequality, I made this one about how I didn’t want to be around when it all kicked off. Maybe I’d live in a forest in the mountains or something and wait for the radiation wave to melt me.
What message would you like listeners to take away from this recent release?
Props: Maybe go play some dominoes in a pub and wait for it all to blow over.
Do you have any further musical releases planned that you are currently able to tell us about?
Props: Nothing set in stone but I’m going to try and churn tunes out as quick as I can this year.
If you could perform a duet with anyone in the world, who would you choose & why?
Props: Shania Twain? I think it’s about time she had a comeback.
What advice would you offer to someone looking to pursue a career within the music industry?
Props: Find your thing and do it as well as you can. Also don’t take it too seriously.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Props: Thanks for reading, but mostly nice one for supporting such a dope blog. Hope you manage to find some rad new tunes to show off to your mates.
You can check out “Domino” on Spotify below.