Interview with Sean Fresh | Edition XIX
Describe your sound as if we were deaf
Great question! I would have to say that my sound is something like a vocal massage to your ears. You know something hard and smooth and when blended together it’s something beautiful that makes you feel good. Shout out to Halle Berry.
What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
As far as producers and songwriters, I was heavily influenced by Babyface and Brian McKnight. I grew up being inspired by groups like The Isley Brothers, 112 and Boyz II Men . But I was also inspired by Outkast, 8 Ball and MJG and UGK. I guess that’s where I got the hard and smooth blend that you can find in my music.
Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
I may be bias (ok you can take off the may be part) but I just wrapped up my project entitled “FreshLove” and it is by far my favorite musical project. It’s my baby and I am extremely proud of it because it brings the true essence of “real” R&B back. Ohhhhh, how I miss R&B.
What was the main factor for launching your career when you did?
My desire to be truly happy was the main factor for me launching my career when I did. I know it may sound like a bunch of dumb dumb that folks say to sound deep and all but on the real I was in a near fatal car accident in 2006 and after my recovery, I decided to go after my dream and I refused to live and not do what I love; music.
Who are some people you would like to work with?
I would love to with Babyface, Ryan Leslie, Tank and Brian McKnight. As far as Hip-Hop artist, I would love to work with J Cole and 3 Stacks.
How is the internet changing your craft?
The internet has giving me, as an up and coming artist, a platform to deliver my music and personality straight to the fans. Because of that it has caused me to perfect my craft daily because it’s like an audition to the world and new fans at anytime. One bad mistake could ruin the perception of a new artist. But on the other hand, one dope song or performance can turn you into a star (if you are ready). I am ready.
Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
You know to be honest; at first I didn’t think that what I am was doing was very important. To me, I was still just a lil nigga from the hood that no one really cared about. I did music because it was the only thing outside of church that made me happy. But one day, someone sent me a message on Facebook and said that her friend let her listen to one of my songs called, “Maria’s In Love” and she continued to explain how she cried and how she felt like my song was the soundtrack to her life. It was at that time that I realize that what I am doing is important. Now don’t get me wrong that whole incident with the Facebook pop- off was kinda weird but it did help to open my eyes.
Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals or talents you have in mind?
Yeah I plan on releasing my album on Valentine’s Day entitled “FreshLove” and also releasing two more albums this year called, “FreshSeason” and “LoveHurts”. With the release of these projects, I am hoping to bring more attention to my talents and release my work on a national scale. But I would definitely want to express how much I appreciate you all on assisting in me getting closer to those goals. God Bless.