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Art & Life with Fashion Jackson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Fashion Jackson.

Fashion, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
All of us have been playing music together in some way or another since middle school. We reconnected around 2016 and started Fashion Jackson. We produced and released our first EP that summer, and spent the next year and a half grinding in first our local San Diego scene, then further around Southern California. Towards the end of 2018 we started touring and experimenting more with our sound and writing style, and spent the majority of the next year on the road. We also made our first album around that time, and got the crazy opportunity to open for The 1975 in San Diego. We just put the album out; right now we’re getting ready for a west coast tour and working on new music.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
We make a highly diverse and sometimes ridiculous blend of music from a bunch of random styles. It comes from a desire to amuse ourselves really, like we’re always trying to create something that will make us wanna run around the room or send a stupid text to a crush, etc. There’s no singular message in our music (at least consciously), but I feel like there are definitely themes of doubt and needing to lose oneself in something, and the self-acceptance and healing that comes out of those experiences pretty consistently across the board. Hopefully it reminds people not to take themselves too seriously and gives them a meaningful soundtrack to whatever point in their life they’re in when they connect with it.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
The motion of pop culture these days is a lot more frantic and unpredictable. It can be really difficult as an artist to lock into that and catch magic in a moment, because the windows for those moments and grabbing people’s attention is more narrow than ever (Internet). On the flip side of that, it really encourages artists more than ever to be unique and creative and really emphasize what they individually bring to the overall space.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Tidal, because they pay us the most. Kidding. Follow us on Spotify, and check out our YouTube!! We’re about to be posting some funky stuff up there a lot more this year. Also, we’re on IG @fashionjackson_ and Twitter @_fashionjackson.

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Image Credit:
Athena Burton, Carlos Garate, Melisande Martin

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