18 Questions With Frawley
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LA by way of New Jersey pop singer & songwriter Frawley is making her mark on pop music, especially with her latest single “Figure You Out.” The confessional song, written about receiving mixed signals in a relationship, was released after gaining quite the traction on TikTok – receiving roughly 50M views and inspiring over 20k user-generated videos on the platform. The bubbly yet relatable pop track is the first of what’s to come for Frawley in 2023 under her new partnership with Republic Records/More Than Friends.
To celebrate the release of her new single, Frawley chats with 1883 about the inspiration behind the song, what she is most proud of in her career, and her love for “Hands To Myself” by Selena Gomez.
What’s one exciting thing that happened to you this week?
Earlier this week, I was back in Ireland visiting my family, so that was very exciting. I got to visit my grandparents, hang out with my cousins, and eat my weight in curry cheese chips!
What was the last thing you read?
A recipe for making cinnamon rolls lol! They turned out delicious.
Favorite memory growing up?
I have so many, but going to see Mary Poppins with my mom and sister on Broadway when I was little is definitely one of my favorite memories!
Where was the last place you traveled to?
What was the last thing that made you laugh?
I was actually just doom scrolling on TikTok watching all of Kyle Gordon’s videos… he’s hysterical and one of my favorite creators on the app! His videos were the last thing that made me laugh.
What’s your night time ritual?
Shower, skin care (it’s nothing intense though lol), snack, Love Island and then bed!
Who would be on your dream dinner party guest list?
The entire cast of The Office, but the actors as their characters. I’d do anything to be sipping wine and eating steak with Dwight Shrute and Angela!
Ugh this one is hard because I have a few favorite movies– but Shrek, Pirates Of The Caribbean and Hocus Pocus have to be my top 3.
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
“Wannabe” by The Spice Girls… ALWAYS!
Favorite item in your closet?
I have my little brother’s baby blanket in my closet… don’t ask me why I have it or how it came to be in my possession, but it’s safe in my closet and very precious to me.
Tell us about your latest single “Figure You Out” – what’s the inspo behind it?
This song is about a boy who was the definition of hot and cold… he couldn’t make up his mind on whether or not he wanted to be with me and because of that, he had my head and heart spinning 24/7. One minute he told me I was perfect and wanted to be with me and then the next, he acted like I didn’t even exist!
Where is the best place to listen to “Figure You Out”?
My favorite time to listen to this song is when I’m getting ready to go out!
In a few short words, describe your music for someone that’s never heard it.
Vulnerable. Relatable. Pop!
I write about what I go through and those experiences seem to be pretty universal. I find that my lyrics tend to connect with a lot of people because fans can see themselves in my songs… they feel heard. That’s definitely always my goal – to make people feel seen and heard!
You’ve had a lot of success on Tiktok – what do you think about the role social media plays in today’s music industry?
I love TikTok! It’s a great platform for new artists as well as established artists to reach a broader audience as well as to tease new music to see what connects!
What are you most proud of in your career so far?
I’m most proud of continuing my journey as an artist and writer especially when some weeks it totally feels like the world is against me.
What other artists/musicians inspire you when you’re making music?
I’m constantly being inspired by other artists, producers, and writers when I’m making my own music. I always find myself talking about and studying incredible writers/producers such as Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Max Martin, Rick Rubin, Jkash and Shellback while I’m in my sessions. Max Martin is the genius behind all of my favorite songs growing up as a kid.. I mean he wrote “Teenage Dream”… come on! Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels are the masterminds behind “Hands To Myself” by Selena Gomez (which I could listen to on repeat every single day for the rest of my life and NEVER get tired of it). They’re just all so incredible…I’m excited to work with them one day.
What can you tell us about this new chapter of music for you?
Sonically the music is more pop than what I’ve released in the past…. I’m really influenced by the early 2010 Max Martin pop at the moment. And lyrically, I’m trying to dig a little deeper and talk about new experiences and subjects that I haven’t in the past!
Where do you hope your music career takes you this year and beyond?
I hope my music reaches millions and millions, maybe even billions of people. I hope to start playing live shows and continue to grow my connection with my fans!
Interview Rachel Martin
Photography Ashley Osborn