Australian artist PRAX has just dropped his new single “THE GAME”, and we had the opportunity to get to know him.
Up and coming Australian artist PRAX submitted his new single “THE GAME” to us a month ago, during a week when protests were taking place around the world. The song was a perfect escape from everything that was happening around me that week. There’s pain as well as conflict in PRAX’s vocal performance— the production effortlessly combines R&B and electronic music well, creating a darker and grittier alternative R&B song with an electronic vibe and sprinkles of rock music throughout.
I had the opportunity to talk to the man himself. Read our brief conversation below:
How are you doing?
Hey, I’m doing well thanks. How have you been?
Nice! I’ve been well thanks for asking!What city are you representing?
Brisbane, Australia. 4122 represent.
Who did you grow up listening to?
I grew up listening to a lot of alt rock, artists like The Script and The Fray. And everything R&B, I was a huge fan of Usher as a kid and I really got into The Weeknd when he dropped Kiss Land.
That’s an eclectic taste, I like it.Who are you currently listening to now?
I listen to a lot of R&B and Hip Hop, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, 6LACK. And recently I’ve really been into emo rap, Lil Peep, 916frosty and RONIN, it’s really been influencing my sound recently. As well as all of our local Aussie artists killing it lately, shoutout YNG Martyr and Olive Amun.
How did you get started with music?
My mum inspired me to learn guitar at a young age, and my love of music grew from there. When I was 9, I started busking at the local markets and filming covers of myself singing on YouTube. In early 2017 I met, Kieran Fergusson / Riverine, a producer from Brisbane. And he really motivated me to start writing and recording music. Riverine and I have heaps of tracks in the vault, but I’ll wait till the time’s right.
What inspired you to write “THE GAME”?
When we wrote The Game, the energy in the room was pretty intense and I had a lot on my mind. The song’s about having to choose between money and love, and having to leave a lover to pursue bigger things.
Where do you see yourself in the next year?
By the end of this year, I’d love to play a sold out show.