The rising talent from Florida, Farron Gordon shows no signs of slowing down. On his second album, ‘Rockstars In The Making’ he proves that a measured blend of Rap and Electronic music is highly effective.
1. Congratulations on the release of your second album ‘Rockstars In The Making.’ What do you think drives the success behind this material?
Thank you, and I think what drives it to success is that it’s something new, and different sounding. Not traditional Rap, but a combination of different genres in one.
2. How would you describe the recording experience?
My recording experience was really fun, I enjoyed every minute I spent in the studio. I would like to personally thank Brendon Paredes of Studio 101 for the mixing, and mastering of my tracks. They sound phenomenal.
3. Please explain to us the album title.
Yes, so I came up with the name because I wanted to channel my inner rockstar and bring that vibe to the album so everyone else can experience it.
4. What made you decide to work with Dev Gajan?
I was on the app BeatStars looking for some new instrumentals, and I came across him on there. He had a few beats on there with a verse, and hook that I really liked that he was selling. I bought a few, and our friendship started there.
5. How did you venture into experimenting with Electronic music and Hip-Hop elements?
I am always into experimenting and trying out new things in regards to genre-bending, and trying out new sounds. I like to be different.
6. What makes these tracks different from your previous project ‘Ana’?
Rockstars in the making have a more Rock-inspired vibe to it while ‘Ana’ is more of an alternative Rap style album.
7. Musically speaking, who has been your biggest influence? Why?
Kanye West is, and forever will be my biggest influence because he is never afraid to try new things and he’s not afraid to speak his mind. He takes risks and doesn’t care what people think of him. He’s unapologetically himself.
8. Is there any track on ‘Rockstars In The Making’ you like the most?
Yes, My favorite track is “Bad News,” and I think it’s a great starting track for the album.
9. Are you a fan of explicit lyrics?
I’d say I’m a fan. I don’t mind explicit lyrics at all. I know profanity is used to express a person’s mood, whether good or bad, and I believe in creative artistic freedom and free speech. I grew up not using profanity so you won’t hear explicit lyrics in my verses, but I’m cool with other artists doing it.
10. Three things Farron Gordon can’t live without?
Three things I can’t live without are my iPhone, social media, and music.