ASBO Meets: Folly Rae


She released her EP Karma Club last year which brought Norwegian songstress Folly Rae to our radar. Now back with the first release of 2019 her single Full Stop we got to the young singer a bit better talking all things music, creativity and more.

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How did you first get into music?

I started as a dancer and fell in love with music through that, I think it goes hand in hand. 

What sort of music did you grow up listening to?

My house always had Motown records playing, soul & country.. sometimes classical. 

Was there any particular artist or sound that has influenced the type of music you make?

Sia and Joni Mitchell.  

What would you describe the type of music you make as?

I always say sad songs that you can dance to! 


Have you developed your sound through any particular influences or has it been experimental?

I think it is experimental every time. 

What inspires your music?

I’m observant with how different things make me feel. I always write it down no matter what it is and how random it is. 

How do you approach making music?

It normally always starts with piano chords & me playing around with melodies .. from that I get the feeling of the song and build from there. 

When you are working on a song are you more about lyrics or melody?

I’m all about the melodies, the lyrics come after! 

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You have released a string of singles over the past couple of years as well as an EP, what has been like releasing music?

I always love putting music out, I love the process from beginning a song to releasing it.  

You released your EP last year what was that like?

 So fun! So scary! I learnt a lot about myself and my music. 

Your latest single Full Stop just came out, what is that song about?

Being so over something - nothing could pull you back. 

What made you want this song the first one you put out in 2019?

I love this song because it’s straight to the point no messing about.

What do you want people to get from the song?

I want people to feel strong and empowered!  

How do you approach your visuals in relation to your songs and what role do they play?

I create videos from the ideas that come to me originally when I write the songs - I want people too see the movies that play out in my head. 

Is there something across your music that you want people to get out, when they listen to you?

I hope they feel empowered and strong.


What are your thoughts on the current landscape of music and where do you think it is going?

This industry always surprises me, I never know what is going to happen next. 

What can we expect from you next?

More music! Also some mini films to go with it, which is very exciting! 

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