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Meet James Fetch in Fort Lauderdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to James Fetch.

James, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Since I was a child, I have always loved music and writing, it always brought me great joy. As far back as I can remember, I have known I was meant to be an artist. Initially, it was hard to channel and express my creativity, and it would frustrate me when I was younger. As a teenager, I started to dabble in modeling and in school got into acting, things that came easily to me. Even now, I combine all of my talents into my music. At the age of 19, I moved to New York City to pursue modeling and acting. Then, I was signed to an agency right away. I had a vision in my head that success would be easy and to cross into music would be easier. The reality was that it was more difficult than I imagined, New York was a very cut throat place. I also realized my heart wasn’t 100% in just modeling and acting. Modeling and acting was about being someone else, while music was about being yourself. I had even been accepted onto a season of America’s Next Top Model. I followed my heart and came back to Florida. I started taking vocal lessons and expressed my music talent every chance I got. I started to learn how to produce music as well. When I had my first collaboration with a local producer, I was disappointed by how little input I was allowed to give into the track. He cut out many vocals, auto tuned my voice and made the beat how he saw fit.

I used that drive and pushed it into my music, learning how to do everything with it. From writing, to recording, to mastering, to editing the videos etc. The result was beautiful, music that represented me as an artist and was true to myself. I find myself combining many different mediums into my music, to make something different. I draw inspiration from the music I listen to and channel it into my work. I create music with substance, that draws from different genres into something new and enjoyable.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been completely easy. Many of my journey has involved me growing as a person. I used to surround myself with a crowd who wasn’t exactly supportive. I also had personal challenges with a relationship that wasn’t good for me. Ultimately, I am thankful for the experiences, it allowed me to redefine myself as a person and an artist. Each obstacle made me stronger.

What is amazing is I use those experiences and turn them into something beautiful by creating music inspired by them. Sometimes in life, you learn the hard way and I like to instill some wisdom into my music.
In my track, Fever, I wrote, “In this life there is only one person who’s got your back and it’s your shadow.”
I aim to inspire many others and give hope to my fans. Life isn’t easy but if you pursue your dreams then, nothing is impossible.

Please tell us about JAMES FETCH.
Being an artist is essentially a business. As an artist, it involves promotion, material, engagement and many more. It is in itself a full time job. As JAMES FETCH essentially, I am everything. An artist, a writer, a producer, a singer, an actor, a model, a director. I collaborate with many other great artists and producers, but never lose control of my work. We combine two styles and ultimately help each other.

My image and style combines the past with the present. A new take on nostalgia. I have always been inspired by the 50s and emulate that into something new and full of substance. I am doing something that has never been done, an artist that is in control of every aspect of their art and in multiple mediums.

It is essential for artists to help each other out, there aren’t many of us out there. And by helping others, you are helping yourself. By working with others, you help yourself grow. I aim in the future to help new artists craft their own artistry and find their voice.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Watching music videos with my sisters Crystle and Lauren on MTV. My sisters helped introduce me to pop culture and music at an early age. Seeing all this larger than life music and vision inspired me, early on to one day achieve this. Music is not just the audio, it’s the visual, the lifestyle and the way it affects the world. My sister Lauren, always wanted to be an artist and I always aim to make her proud with what I achieve.

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