Artist Name: FABRIK
Song Title: Black Lake
Release Date: 02/11/18
FABRIK – Black Lake
FABRIK unveil the stunning new video for their song ‘Black Lake’ on Friday 2nd November. ‘Black Lake’ is taken from FABRIK’s debut album, City Islands, and has recently been featured in the hit US television series Light as a Feather. The horror series lists Kelsey Grammer as an executive producer and, since its debut on Hulu in early October, has brought FABRIK a lot of interest from across the Atlantic. The haunting visuals, conceived by FABRIK vocalist Hayley Trower and filmed in collaboration with Birmingham-based film-maker Brynn Jenkins, were shot around Elan Valley in Wales. The video affirms FABRIK’s penchant for creative, self-directed visuals.
Musically, the song’s cyclic guitar riff and swirling synths were influenced by the group’s love of ambient acts such as Boards of Canada and Tycho.
FABRIK are a four-piece whose music encompasses elements of trip-hop, electronica, rock, and psychedelia; creating music with a distinct, cinematic flavor. Incorporating strands as varied as ambient soundscapes, slowed-down jungle beats, and fierce guitar work, their debut album City Islands has won praise and support from BBC Introducing as well as local radio and TV. In 2018, FABRIK signed with Anara Publishing, soon becoming the company’s first licensed artist when their track ‘Black Lake’ was chosen for use in US drama series Light as a Feather.
FABRIK are deep into recording their second album, as well as conceiving and directing videos for all of the tracks on City Islands and compiling a series of remix EPs in collaboration with artists from all over the globe.
FABRIK expertly blend an incredibly eclectic wealth of influences (from the Sex Pistols to Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, to pick just two) to create music that is at once ethereal and accessible, atmospheric and melodic.
Portishead, Massive Attack, London Grammar, St Vincent, Air, Boards of Canada, PJ Harvey, Radiohead.
Brief us on how to impress fans during a live performance.
Do something that other bands don’t do.
Tell us the biggest mistake you have ever made in your music career.
Trusting people based on who or what they’ve done before instead of what they are doing now.
Discuss the story behind the song.
Hayley says “I wrote the lyrics to ‘Black Lake’ in the midst of daily drinking in Thailand, surrounded by overwhelming beauty. Sat in a hut, looking out at dense jungle and fierce sea, I was in awe at how tiny my life was in comparison to the infinite life cycles and continuous regeneration around me.”
Tell us the greatest piece of advice someone has given you as an artist.
When you create an album, each track on it is a commodity that you have to get the most out of. We created an 11 track album and have created videos for every single song. Next, we have remix albums of all of the tracks.
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
FABRIK is German for factory as we sound like a factory would sound and sound German.
Tell us the greatest problem you think is facing society and the solution.
Inequality and intolerance.
Discuss your songwriting and recording.
All four members bring a different view and different background then we mix it all together and it comes out something a bit like what we all thought but also nothing like what any of us thought.