Today we’d like to introduce you to Fenyx Rose.
Fenyx, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My musical journey started when I was a very young child. My sisters and I grew up singing together in a group. When I was six years old, my mother taught us how to sing in harmony. By the time I was ten years old, we started arranging acapella arrangements of our favorite songs. When I was 12, we signed a production deal with RedZone Entertainment, which led us to signing to Interscope Records when I was 14, and Joe Simpson as our manager when I was 16. Though it may have looked like we had a lot going for us from an outside perspective, our label and team wasn’t doing much to push our project forward, and we eventually were dropped from our label and production company.
After parting ways with our team, we moved to Nashville where we recorded an EP with producer Marcus Hummon, but the labels in Nashville were also puzzled by our sound and didn’t know what direction to take us. We then returned home, and independently released a full-length album with producer Davix Foreman in 2017. In August of 2018, my sisters came to the realization that they no longer wanted to pursue the Calvillo Sisters project professionally. So after the group split ways, I decided to start over and create my own solo project under the name Fenyx Rose. I have been developing my own brand and sound for the past year and a half now. Though it has been a difficult and uncomfortable process for me, I have been really enjoying doing my own thing and expressing myself as an individual. I now have 3 singles released; Too High, Reciprocation, and Coming Down, and I plan to release one song a month this year.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I am at heart a singer-songwriter. I love soul music, and definitely have a lot of R&B, Blues, and Gospel tones to my voice. I love writing songs of all genres, for myself and others, but I would definitely label my original music as Pop R&B. I personally love music that I can relate to that makes me say, “Wow, that’s exactly how I feel!” So in turn, I hope to create music that relates to others and gives a voice to those that may not be able to express themselves in the same way.
Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
I think a huge challenge for artists like myself is how saturated the market is. There is so much content out there for people, and really anyone can release music now. So without huge marketing budgets or a large social media following it can be really tough to grow an organic audience these days. I think many people have no idea of how to navigate the music industry or even where to start, and honestly there are no rules and no structured path to get from point A to point B.
Another challenge I face is not having a proper budget to do things properly. As an independent artist you basically own your own business, so we all have to pay for production, mixing, mastering, content creation, promotions, etc. I think a lot of artists are caught in a catch 22 because we all want enough time to focus on our passion and put our everything into our careers, but at the same time we have to make enough money to support ourselves and our art. It can be a very hard balance for me at times.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My first 3 singles, Too High, Reciprocation, and Coming Down are now available on all streaming platforms, and my fourth single God’s Eyes will be available on April 24th. The easiest, most tangible way to support my music is to stream or buy the songs on your favorite platform, follow me on all social media platforms, and follow and watch my YouTube channel. The more views, streams, and followers I have the better! If you really love the music, and want to make a social media post with one of my songs or videos, and tag me in your post, that is a fantastic way to spread the word about my music as well!
- Website: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5qEvd5lyypqFwq8Jqu4K65?si=FpHeJw_ATryLv1qonu2EyQ
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fenyx.rose/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fenyx.rose/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/fenyx_rose
- Other: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1eHmY53iS9ddo3IkwcEp6w?view_as=subscriber
Ash Williams (4 promo photos), Lars Ingleman (Too High Cover Art), Kofi Dodi (cover photo)