Interview With Fay Gauthier! (@FayFayGauthier)
How did you get started in the music industry?
I got started back when I was living in Boston doing mostly cover tunes in a rock band. Eventually that led to working on my own songs and recording my first CD as a solo artist.
Who are your musical inspirations?
There are so many artists I find inspirational, but Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone are two of my favorite singers of all time.
How would you describe your sound?
Eclectic. I incorporate a lot of different genres. I say it’s Pop with Jazz flavors to simplify, but there are also Blues, Country and even some Hip Hop influences, depending on the song.
Can you tell us about your single “Be What You Are”?
Sure. It’s a song about embracing who you are and what you choose to do with your life. I wrote it around the time I was giving up my corporate sales job to pursue my creative passions full time here in LA. It’s a celebratory song of self expression and the “Poppiest” song on the CD.
How will your next single “Living in a Daydream” differ from your current single?
Where Be What You Are is high energy with lots of brass and bass grooves,
Living In A Daydream is a guitar based ballad, with a laid back Country vibe. And where Be What You Are is about embracing who and what you are right now, the lyrics of Living In A Daydream come from my memories of a much simpler time long ago.
Do you have any upcoming projects that your fans can look forward to?
Yes. I’m releasing the full CD—“Firehead”—September 5th. Also the music video for Be What You Are will be coming out in September. And I’ve been working on a couple new songs that I’ll be releasing later this year.
What are your social media accounts so we can follow you?
Thank you! I’m on Facebook as Facebook/FayGauthierMusician, Twitter as FayFayGauthier and Instagram as Fay Gauthier. My website is www.faygauthier.com.