Introducing: Faerie – dizzy spells & 3 questions

Let’s start by quoting some parts from press release:

“The New York-born artist Faerie continues her musical journey with “dizzy spells … Citing influences like the artists that filled her teenage, 2010s “Tumblr era” — Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala and HAIM, among others — “dizzy spells” encapsulates in five strong tracks years of young loving, sometimes healthy, sometimes not, and adolescent maturing.

“The past was catching up to me and all I could do was reflect,” Faerie said. “This EP gave me a chance to really experiment with my sound and dig into stories I’ve always wanted to share. Having Matty Bedrosian as my producer gave me more confidence knowing that he shares my vision, and ears, so he could help bring these stories to life.”

The pair took Faerie’s love for pop, sprinkled in folk and psychedelic influences and created an EP that’s both airy and introspective. Faerie’s writing comes up to the surface through a tunnel of reflection and overwhelming emotions. Her tracks sparkle at their peak and fade out quickly, leaving the listener ready for more.

How did Christine Lam manage to spread her wings and fly in the music world? Faith, trust, and a little bit of Faerie dust. Described by Unclear Magazine as “futuristic and fun,” Faerie fuses bedroom pop and elements of dreamy indie music to craft her unique sound.

I still cannot believe I got this submission in Instragam DMs and I appreciate this a lot. I recommend anyone just to simply reach out there and I will be sure to at least check your music.

I usually do not share alt-pop as often, but when I do you can be sure it will be great music. Faerie’s music is exactly that kind of indie/dream pop I could easily get into. Strong vocals, and beautiful gentle melodies you can easily get lost in. I can also hear influences like Tame Impala, which I usually do not like, but in this case, it worked so well. I would love to give you a critical view of this music, but I have none, I am digging the EP from the beginning to the end.

I am just sitting behind my laptop, writing this post and getting lost in these beautiful tracks. If this is a new indie pop, I am all for it. Just give it a try and you will definitely fall in love with it.

I wish I had some nice metaphores to describe the feelings I have, but I imagine myself walking on a sunny beach and hearing k-town from a speaker of cool people hanging out on the beach. I would stopped by and ask what is that awesome track and they would say: “New Faerie!”.

One thing that I am surprised is the fact it was not released on a label or physical format. It deserves at least a cassette release. I would love to have it in my personal collection.

I have written to Faerie and asked her our standard question.

What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?

My earliest memory of music goes back to when my parents were blasting the radio or Now That’s What I Call Music CDs when I was a kid. I was always dancing when I’d hear it playing. I remember taking my notebook and writing a bunch of lyrics (not saying they were good, but they were lyrics). I couldn’t stop! Whether it was a Britney Spears CD I got as a gift or a tv show I just finished watching, I was always inspired to write about something. I feel like it’s the same for me today. I’m always inspired by the sounds and stories that surround me in my everyday life.

I keep making music because I want people to feel the way I feel when I listen to new music. I’m driven by the thought of someone possibly listening to my work and thinking, “Hey, I actually relate to this” or “This music makes me feel something.” I want to make music that’ll make you feel that heartbreaking pain in your chest, music you can create an imaginary montage in your head while you stare out the window, or music that you can dance to alone in your room at 2am.

What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?

It would be finding my sound. I grew up taking voice lessons at the age of 11. I was trained in Broadway and jazz styles, which is different from what you hear from me today at 26 years old. When I finally decided to branch out, it was hard for me to figure out where my voice fits in terms of genre. I kept switching back and forth different styles and I was really indecisive with what I wanted to do. It was only until 2020, after releasing debut single “Fever Dream,” when I decided to go with the flow and record in a style that first comes out of my mouth. My most recent EP, “dizzy spells” is a great example of my progress in my sound. I feel like I truly embraced the stream of consciousness-type of writing, especially when I’m brainstorming. I’m really proud of where I’ve ended up and I’m forever grateful for the people who helped me along the way.

What would you dream to do if anything was possible?

I tend to dream big, so I would want to play shows and collaborate with my biggest inspirations! I want to be able to sit with them during a session and just experience watching their creative minds at work. I want to hear their stories of struggle and their greatest “aha!” moments.

I also want to create a program where aspiring, emerging, and established artists of underrepresented groups can exchange advice/tips about the industry and collaborate. It would be so, so cool to own a venue/recording space where these members could perform and practice as well. I live in an apartment and it’s hard to practice and record when I want to, so I know the struggle and could definitely use a space where I could practice and record for cheap.

You can support the musician on Bandcamp.