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Daily Inspiration: Meet Fitch Means

Hi Fitch, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I started writing music when I was younger, about 12 years old. I remember sitting in front of MTV and BET watching videos and taking notes. When I was 12, I got the opportunity to play drums in the final year of the Philadelphia West Oak Lane Jazz Festival. In high school, I performed a bunch for my school’s choir. Fast forward to my 2nd year in university, I dropped and EP called Declaration. Which was to show that vocally I was capable of pretty much creating whatever my heart told me to. I ended up get sponsored to a music video out in Jamaica for the song Millions. I was out there initially to check out the music scene, so the video was unplanned. The videographer only had an hour to shoot, but it happened and it was successful.

I then released 2am Drive which dives into the sequence of a toxic relationship. It was a vulnerable time for me since I was going through depression at the time. A lot of the days we recorded seemed long and kinda Erie. A lot of days, it was hard to get outta bed to get into the studio, but I think putting it all into this project gave me a chance to create beautiful art and clear my head. To really give that project the flare it needed, I opted to gloss it in a Lo-fi layer to show how imperfect the relationship is in the story.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It’s been a rocky road, but definitely one I’d travel again. Some of the struggles I’ve faced as an artist are balancing my artist schedule with my daily life, and I love to write and any time I can I’m working on music, so a lot of times I tend to get lost in it and may forget to hit some friends up. So I usually put time aside now and I have my break days to make sure I rest up and I’m taking care of myself. Another struggle I’ve faced would be sound. As an artist, we are often pressured to find a sound and stick to it. As a versatile artist then can get very tricky for me, haha. I never want to box myself into a genre because I’m a melting of influences. As an artist, I’m creating good quality music and that’s what I want to be known for.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a singer, songwriter, and producer. I’m known for my range, I’m a tenor 1 but since I was younger, I’ve also had easy access to high notes. One thing I’m most proud of is the debut album I’m working on. The title of it is called “Soul over Ego” — there’s a lot more instrumentation in it and the sound is well very different. The concept will be very golden and raw. I think what sets me apart from other artists would be how I create my music. It’s not a song but an experience. A place to visit when you’re sad, a place to put it all on the table. All of my music videos are a part of a multiverse. Some songs connect to other songs and a lot of videos will branch from another. All different scenarios of Fitch.

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
Consistency and hard work are both characteristics I feel are important to my success.

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