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Foxtrott – Shaky Hands

FOXTROTT

FOXTROTT

FOXTROTT is the sole musical domain of Marie-Helene Delorme; a self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and beat-maker from Montreal.

Her latest track ‘Shaky Hands’ has addictive hooks and vocals with attitude. We caught up with FOXTROTT for a little chat:

You are a self-taught producer and musician. How did this come about?

I received classical musical training as a child, piano and violin, but realized, as a young teenager, that this environment was not for me. I started messing around secretly in my bedroom with an old version of cubase and learned the whole thing by myself. That was before youtube tutorials even existed! Took me 2 weeks to make one sound, and it just went from there. When I realized I could make entire tracks on my own, write all the parts, make all the sounds, I was in heaven! Then, I just kept of exploring, working hard and finding my own sound and voice.

Describe the FOXTROTT sound in three words.

Warm – Phat – Melodic

You are gearing up for the release of your debut album, ‘A Taller Us’. How have you found the process of producing it?

Making a whole record on your own is a lot of work but really satisfying! When I listened to the masters, I couldn’t believe that I made it, which was really fulfilling. It was also a very healing process, since I explored some deep and personal themes. I see this record like almost a journal from my young adulthood.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

I don’t like to talk about “influences” because I really find inspiration anywhere. Food, art, feelings… Musically, I am attracted to anything that has soul, that comes from a place that’s real. In whatever style or branch, you can really sense when it’s the case.

We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?

I’ve been listening to The Internet‘s last record a lot lately! It’s really good. I also really like Little Simz, I’ve been following her for a while now and am always amazed.

The debut album, ‘A Taller Us’ is set for release on 6 November via One Little Indian.

Sounds like: Kate Boy, Dena, Karen O, Ben Khan, Her, Billy Who, Gems, The Magnettes, Rudimental, Jungle, Little Dragon, Björk

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Foxtrott – Driven

FOXTROTT

FOXTROTT

FOXTROTT is the sole musical domain of Marie-Helene Delorme; a self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and beat-maker from Montreal.

Originally releasing remixes and supplying beats for other local talents, she broke cover as FOXTROTT with her 2012 debut, ‘Shields’, an emotionally arresting three-track EP.

“I was making a lot of beats and stuff, but I needed to express something deeper…My goal was to find the perfect balance between rhythms and frequencies, the production style that I wanted to put forward, and lyrics and emotional presence expressed by the voice. It was a big challenge I set myself”.

Watch below the wicked video for new track ‘Driven’:

The debut album, ‘A Taller Us’ is set for release on 6 November via One Little Indian.

Sounds like: Karen O, Ben Khan, Her, Billy Who

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