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A nice talk with rising pop singer Fior who just released “Overdose”

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Bro O'Sullivan
Bro O'Sullivan
Bro O'Sullivan is a music journalist who loves music. That might sound obvious but it's not. Critics are sometimes not lovers. All reviews he writes for The European Times are about discoveries he loved, or at least liked, and to which he wants you to give a chance listening.

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Fior is a young and beautiful singer who just released her third single: “Overdose”. Fior was already known as a rising model, and in 2022 she decided it was time to start her musical career for real, a dream she had since she was a kid. And as for everything she does, she does it well and all the way!

“Overdose” is a great track that you will enjoy, but first, we had the opportunity to have an open conversation with Fior, which we transcribe for you here at The European Times:

Bro: Hi Fior, let’s start by the beginning. I’d like to know when and how you realized that you were a professional artist, that you were going to give your life to it, and what obstacles you met to start. 

Fior: When I was eight years old my father bought me a toy piano and I taught myself to play by ear, so I suppose that was when I discovered my love for music. But it wasn’t until I discovered Adele when I was 13 years old that I realized this is what I want to do with my life. Even though I was too young to understand or have experienced the things that Adele was singing about, the way that she made me feel in my soul, I knew that I wanted to make people feel that way one day. She inspired me to teach myself how to sing and write music. The biggest obstacle I have had to overcome is my confidence. Even though I’ve been singing and songwriting since I was 13 it took me until I was 20 to finally share my music with anyone outside of my home. I still get nervous singing in front of other people, I’m not sure that’s something that ever goes away but I hope with time it gets easier. But I love nothing more than being in the studio making music, I could spend forever in a recording booth. I just really love to sing my heart out.

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Bro: I understand that, and it’s a blessing you finally overcame your confidence issue. So, got it for the studio, and I can definitely feel it when I hear your songs. Then what about singing on stage?

Fior: I only put out my first single this year in January so I haven’t started touring yet, but I’ve been working with a movement coach pretty consistently for the last year and I’ve also shot four music videos so I’m definitely becoming more comfortable with an audience as I practice. I’ve also had the chance to perform at a live music night in Miami Beach that was a lot of fun, and I love to pop into karaoke at whenever I can as I find that to be great rehearsal for performing in front of a crowd without any pressure. 

So I would say that even though it makes me absolutely terrified I still give performing my all. Believe it or not some of the biggest artists in the world have all been very vocal about their terrible stage fright, Adele, Barbara Streisand, Rhianna, Katy Perry, Cher! So it brings me comfort that I’m not alone in feeling this way, it’s part of the journey, and I am really looking forward to touring so I can conquer my fears!

Bro: Great. I look forward to it and sure, you won’t be the first to be terrified by stage performance! So should we focus a bit on your single « Overdose »? It’s not speaking about drugs. It’s about love addiction. “Craving it”, you say. What’s behind this? Personal story? I don’t want to be too curious, but I try to understand what’s your motivation in that song, where it comes from and what you want to convey?

Fior: I would call it a lust song. Romantic attraction is a curious chemistry. When you meet someone new and begin to fall for them there’s an electric feeling in your veins, butterflies in your stomach, just an overall rush of adrenaline. That euphoric feeling is very addictive. For attraction junkies it’s hard to accept when the intoxication fades, you’re always looking for another high, and it can become a cycle of preventing true love because you’re overdosing on new love.

Bro: Got that. So, what’s the message, besides the lust (if there is one)?

Fior: It’s really both a message and an introspection on how toxic these behaviors can be. If you’re addicted to the lust that comes with a new relationship it can lead to bad choices and also make it hard to move beyond the early stages of romance to a long term commitment.

I definitely advocate for long-term relationships, but I have been guilty in the past of staying in a unhealthy relationship for too long because I was always trying to get back the euphoric feeling from the start of the relationship. This is something I addressed in my first single ”Let Me Go”.  But I have since learned that healthy couples trade the wild excitement of that early stage for the security of attachment, and it’s important to work on healthy relationships to keep the fire alive.

Bro: Thank you Fior for your honesty and openness in discussing these difficult issues. But your song does the job, it definitely has an empowerment feeling for those confronting such situations. So, to finish this interview, could you first tell us what are your plans for 2022 / 2023? And then the last question: how do you see your life in 2033? Like that, when we’ll meet again in 10 years, we’ll have fun comparing reality and you ideas, whatever happened in between.

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Fior: I’ve been in the studio pretty much every day working on new music, I’m planning to put out at least two new singles and music videos before the end of this year. Two of my songs were just picked up by Spotify editorial playlists this week so I’m really empowered and excited about that. I also have a music video for Overdose premiering in the next couple weeks. And I’m also working on an EDM EP that I plan to release in the first quarter of 2023. I’m a very versatile artist, and a huge fan of EDM too. I never want to stop pushing boundaries in music. Next year I’ll be ready to start performing gigs, hopefully touring in festivals and clubs. And in 10 years from now I believe I will have made my mark in music and be touring the world stage! It’s what I’ve always imagined for myself since I was a little girl! 

Bro: Thank you Fior. I have no doubt you will accomplish your dreams and give others all what you have to give. And let’s make an appointment for same date in 2032! Meanwhile if you pass by Brussels or Paris, give a call. 

And here you should now listen to “Overdose”:

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