Last month we had the pleasure of working with Tobiah Frei and creating the visuals for his song What U Want. Tobiah Frei is talented artist from Manchester with a very impressive work ethic. One day we know he's going to make it so we wanted to know more about him.
So Why Do You Call Yourself Tobiah Frei?
I started calling myself by my artist name after my long term/childhood best friend passed away. He was an artist himself, inspired me to make a career out of my music. The name 'Frei' was his, but spelt differently. So I call myself by that name, to honour him. I feel like any successes or achievements I make in future are for both him and I. Growing up music was something we always wanted to do together, we always talked about starting a label together, moving away together. Which we did a bit of in college. Although we never released any songs publicly, however we were still making songs we were just waiting to get to that stage where we could release songs together. Unfortunately that never got to happen so i'm doing it for both of us.
Besides Your Friend Tyler Fray Motivating You To Create Music , What Else Drove You Down This Path?
It's not so much what drove me, it's what speaks to you the most isn't it. In fact for the longest time I didn't think I was going to do music, until one day I had an epiphany and I was like oh shit I wanna do this for the rest of my life. I knew I was never gonna be happy doing anything else. I look at 9-5 jobs and i'm never gonna be happy doing that for the rest of my life so it's music or nothing.
Anything Else We Should Be Looking Out For The Future?
The new EP is titled Free Spirit and its coming out at the end of December. Since my last project I have been through a sort of epiphany or sense of awakening hence the title. There's also a song on the new project with the same title. Its about empowerment, about self acceptance and breaking away from the expectations of society. There were too many people I thought I had to impress or thought I had something to prove but now I realise that I dont actually care what people think, I'm just going to keep doing what I love, regardless.
One Final Question Do You Ever Think You'll Collaborate With People ?
Yeah if I thought the person was worth my time as in we just need to vibe on the same level.
Tobiah Frei a very motivated artist who will stop at nothing to succeed so that him and his childhood friend dreams can come true, what an amazing individual. Support him by listening to his soundcloud and by checking out his website : http://officialtobiahfrei.wixsite.com/tobiahfrei
Here's our video for his song "What U Want" from his EP "All nighter".