FIXUPBOY AND THE FRESH SOUNDS OF EMO TRAP
Growing up in the town of Hertfordshire, Fixupboy grew his name in the underground hip hop scene, building a loyal following since the release of his first single, ‘She Said.’ At the ripe age of 20, this emerging artist in the emo trap scene has gone on to release his debut EP ‘Pink Roses’ including tracks such as ‘Overdose‘ and ‘Miss You When I’m Gone‘.
Fixupboy‘s raw and personal lyrics arrive as a transparent telling of the artist’s real-life experiences, connecting to his listeners on a deeper level through his music. With millions of listeners on Spotify and watchers on YouTube, it is clear to see that his first EP drop is just the start of what will be a huge career and influence on the industry. CULTED linked up with Fixupboy to chat about the journey of creating his latest EP, plans for the remainder of the year, and tracks from other artists he is vibing with. Scroll to the bottom for this weeks CULTED SOUNDS playlist, dedicated to the sounds of Fixupboy and beyond.
What was the inspiration behind your latest EP ‘Pink Roses’?
The inspiration for Pink Roses comes from my past experiences, it’s a continuation of my story from my previous music. Not to say heartbreak is my entire story but it’s a huge part of how I came to be and I wasn’t quite done telling that part. This is how Pink Roses came out.
Do you have a structure/process when it comes to writing music?
Normally, I would only write music in my car, without fail. No idea why but I feel like that’s where it’s best for me to get stuff down. For this EP in particular, I felt a bit more comfortable in the studio letting any thoughts I had run straight from my head, to the mic and polishing it on my notes later. The majority of this EP was produced by 2 of my boys from home, RL & Saggyberries– It felt way more comfortable cooking up with them in the studio and writing for hours on end.
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If you could collaborate with anyone on a single, who would it be?
Spoilt for choice but I would love to work with YUNGBLUD on a song! For me, it would be sick to drift into his lane of music. I’m definitely not the norm when it comes to “traditional” UK music and neither is YUNGBLUD, so I feel like that would be an interesting sound.
Can you tell us about your biggest “pinch me” moment?
If I had to narrow it down to one, I’d have to go with meeting Juice Wrld. This was when he had come down to London for his Death Race to Love album. Not that we had a full-blown conversation or anything but the fact I was standing next to him in that moment was a surreal experience for me.
What are you looking forward to this year?
I’m super looking forward to dropping even more music this next year, I haven’t properly shown my listeners or the world really, that I’m capable of so much more on a musical level. I’m just ready to surprise and probably shock people.
5 tracks Fixupboy’s listening to at the moment:
Billie Eilish – Getting Older
Love the production on this, this beat has me daydreaming automatically
French Corleone feat. Central Cee – Polémique
Doesn’t always have to be English for me to vibe
I’m loving the rock vibes Willow’s putting out at the moment – she’s fire
pinkpantheress – Pain
Straight vibes staying on repeat – Enough said
Smiley feat. Drake – Over the top
I’ll be real, this song has seriously grown on me