An Interview With Fudgewilli
Fudgewilli returns with a juicy EP and all the fun to go along with it.
The Order Up EP is a wonderfully bright and detailed love letter to classic old school hip hop and R&B. It's like a catchy all out to artists like Slick Rick.
The vibe is completely there and that retro aesthetic is nailed with most songs hook riddled and laiden with vintage beats and styles.
This is a love letter to the classic days of hip hop and it works incredibly well as songs have the energy and flow that will get you off your ass and moving.
There is something very colorful about this record and it does give off the feeling you've heard these songs before even though you haven't.
Each of the tracks has its own catchiness and hook and really has a feel good style that ends up being very addictive to listen to.
I feel like we all needed some Fudgewilli right now.
The artist has a great catalog of music including 2 EP's and a full length album and it's all worth a go!
With such a catchy EP, we wanted to have a sit down with Fudgewilli to talk about where this comes from.
Here's what happened.
TSWS: Okay so let's start with The Order Up album. This record has a super classic hip hop and R&B vibe to it. Where did this record come from?
Answer: I wanted to make some cool pop music. As far as contemporary influences, i can definitely cite channel orange by frank ocean and salad days by Mac demarco. But when i found out about clairo, i was inspired to go full fledge with the whole lo fi "bedroom pop" approach. I named this project the order up because i always say that phrase. It was actually someone elses idea to name it that though.
TSWS: Between this album and The Surf Party Album along with In Fudge We Trust, I'm hearing some great variety. What band and artists really influenced you?
Fudgewilli: From Minnie Ripperton, to Death Grips. From ODB to Tiny tim. Varg vikernes to Kurt Carr.
TSWS: How did this all start for you?
Fudgewilli: It all started with a macbook pro and faith the size of a mustard seed.
TSWS: What kind of advice would you have for other up and coming artists out there trying to get heard?
Fudgewilli: i would tell them to sacrifice looking crazy or being misunderstood for a few years for the sake of it all coming together in the end.
TSWS: Did you used to perform live before? Will you be focusing on live shows again when the time comes?
Fudgewilli: i never held a concert. Maybe i will one day.
TSWS: What's next for you as an artist?
Fudgewilli: another book.
TSWS: What kind of things inspire you to write?
Fudgewilli: learning new words, podcasts, discovering new music, boredom, and food. I came up with some good material as a result of either having a full belly as well as starving.
TSWS: What is someone like you doing when you're NOT working on music?
Fudgewilli: Watching youtube or daydreaming