CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your music, what would it be and why?
SCF: It’s folk inspired synth rock. Most of our songs were written with just an acoustic guitar and were built up in production until we reached the sound that we’re going for.
CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
SCF: I draw a lot from films.
CH.89: What made you all want to start a band?
SCF: I’ve wanted to start a band ever since I was 9. I’ve been in a lot over the years but this was the first one that felt 100% right. We are all on the same page.
CH.89: How did the name Stone Cold Fox come about?
SCF: A certain girl inspired it.
CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about what your creative thought process is like when starting a new album?
SCF: We wanted to expand our sound. When we started out it was just Ariel and I, so we didn’t have a lager group dynamic to influence the recording. Now with all 5 members the sound has gotten bigger and it has taken new form as everyone comes to the table with different influences and backgrounds.
CH.89: What would you want people/ the listener to take from your music?
SCF: I’m honestly not sure, that’s completely up to them. I’d love to say some pretentious stuff about lyrical substance, nostalgia and a sense of belonging but honestly people are going to take what they want out of it and that’s totally fine with us.
CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about your lifestyle as an artist and what that is like?
SCF: It’s just a lot of writing and recording, it really just never stops.
CH.89: When starting out an artistic task, do you think it is better to have a particular direction/set plan guiding your way? Or, is it better to act on impulse and go from there?
SCF: We started with the impulse. We began this record in the winter of 2013 and didn’t find a clear direction until last spring. It just takes some time, but once you find the direction there is no where else to go, you just know, and you follow it through.
CH.89: What is one major lesson you’ve learned as an artist?
SCF: Don’t listen to anyone who tells you to stop.
CH.89: Do you regard personal style & taste to be of highest importance?
SCF: Style really isn’t what we’re about. Personally I really dislike how much the “scene” affects how people digest music. We are writers, producers, musicians, not models.
CH.89: What do you consider to be the hardest thing about being an artist?
SCF: Shmooshing after shows.
CH.89: What is one thing you love about being an artist?
SCF: That we can go in any direction we care to go. As long as everyone in the band is down, it’s endless possibilities, and that’s exciting.
CH.89: Is there anyone in particular, any artists that inspire you in any way?
SCF: Woody Allen.
CH.89: What do you think of technology in terms of being a useful tool for artists today?
SCF: It’s amazing. We are all total audio nerds so when we find new technologies that can further our sound, presentation and live set we figure out ways to use it to advance our sound without exploiting it or using it as a crutch.
CH.89: Do you think being an artist allows you to view the world differently from those who don’t follow creative paths?
SCF: We’re all seeing the same stuff, artists just have tools to filter it into a digestible projection.
CH.89: Do you enjoy traveling? If so, do you have a favorite city?
SCF: We love traveling. I actually really love LA.
CH.89: Do you have a favorite author or book?
SCF: Pablo Neruda.
CH.89: Any future goals or plans for your music?
SCF: Get this album distributed.
CH.89: What does being an artist mean to you?
SCF: Writing every day.
CH.89: Any last words on the aesthetic of your music?
SCF: Who knows, it’s always subject to change.
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