• Allie Russell

Ken Fox - The true american artist | Exclusive Interview

Ahh Monday Monday Monday… My Monday have been blue like no other. Could barely drag myself out of the bed, especially with the cold and grey Norwegian weather. Fortunately, we have a new exclusive interview to cure that Monday blues! Today we have Ken Fox on 24 Carat Sounds, and he is talking about why he chose to become and artist, his biggest mistake and a lot more. Without further ado, lets get to it!

What is your musical background? How did you get into music?

I started writing songs at 15. I was exposed to Jazz and Country very early and Pop later. I started writing my own songs to escape a poverty mind-set.

What's the role of an artist in the society?

Artist are like conduits of society. you know the saying "where words fail, music speaks"? I believe it's something of that nature. There's a reason that people cry when they hear a song, or they become motivated or happy. Even with the over saturation of music happening now, there is soul connecting element to it. Music has been here before us!

Why did you choose to be an artist?

I think I wanted to become an artist to make sense of things I couldn't find the answers for. Sometimes in arguments or in general conversation with people, you don't have the opportunity to provide your side of the story. Writing songs has allowed me to gain insight on things that occur. I don't journal but I do write many songs that touch on important things in my life. And lastly, I chose to become an artist because I know there were some folks that didn't take me seriously. and the more that happened, the more I pushed to become better.

What are your ultimate career goals?

My ultimate career goal is to reach as many people with my music as I can! I know it sounds basic or generic, but I know my people are out there. It's just a matter of getting in front of them. I would like to tour. I always wanted to get on the road and play. I've played many shows, but I would love to play every night.

How do you define success as an artist?

I used to define success like as long as I am doing what I love, then that is success to me. But now I feel like I would like more. I would really love to make a mark in the music world. I would like to pay my bills and help others through music. I have a lot of little goals that I am trying to hit now.

Does music help you in other areas in your life?

Music has helped me in some areas of life. It's given me something to lean into and strive for. and to be honest it has also cost me a lot of relationships. It has caused me to miss out on certain events and friends and family. There are two sides to every coin.

What are you working on at the moment?

I have a brand-new EP out October 14th 2022 titled " Ken Fox.2" I have 7 songs on it. I released 4 singles and videos from the record. So I am excited for that. And then I have another thing that should be out in the spring.

What is the biggest challenge of being an artist?

The biggest challenge of being an artist is believing in yourself and believing that what you are doing is what you are here to do.

What is the biggest mistake you have made in your career to this point?

The biggest mistake I have made thus far is not taking risks and committing. So I have been figuring out the best ways of doing that. Not saying yes to every opportunity but really pursuing the ones I have a feeling about.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your career this far?

My biggest accomplishment in my career up to this point has been continuing to make music the way I want. I have shot 6 videos since 2020. Released two EP's. and most importantly I was able to draw a line in the sand. This is who I am as an artist. I am not trying to be anyone but myself. If I wear a cowboy hat and dress like I'm in church, it's because that's what I wanted to do. There was certain professionalism to guys like Sam Cooke, Buck Owens, Elivs. I take what I do serious. In Nashville TN, I have written songs, filmed videos and watched music happen in a way that is magical. I just want more of that in my life now.

I make what I call American Music. The foundation of America was built by folks that look just like me. My hometown was named after my family. New Country, Old Country, New Folk, Old folk, Soul, Blues. It's all music and comes from the same place. People make things work down here on this earth. People are the thread.