Today on Hot Seat we have a talented singer and inspiring songwriter Ser Franklin. Lets have a chat with him.
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Ser Franklin : My name is Ser Franklin, born in Brazil, grew up in Italy and now live in London, UK.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Ser Franklin : Singers like Aretha Frankin, Stevie Wonder, Billie Holiday or Nina Simone, as well as many others….I’m an old school soul for the most part.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recently released first studio Album “Lonely Soul”?
Ser Franklin : I started writing songs after the death of my parents, it was terapeutic for me…i am also openly gay, and let’s say that my gay love life has been a disaster so far haha, and that aspect of my life “helped” me writing all those “love-gone-wrong” kind of songs too.
Twist Online : Although all the songs are good but any particular track(s) of the Album you would specially recommend our reader to listen?
Ser Franklin : Probably “Live again” is the one that I feel closer to me because it was the first one I wrote, that’s where it all begun…but also the title song “Lonely soul”, I’ve always been a solitaire kind of person and a dreamer, and the song represents me pretty well
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Ser Franklin : A really positive response….it is a very diverse album, that touches a lot of genres, because i love a lot of different styles of music…at first i thought it was a risky move to delve into too many sounds, but i had to follow my instinct and go with what i felt like doing…the album is 100% me.
Twist Online : What’s the best way to buy/download the album?
Ser Franklin : The album is basically in all online music download and streaming stores, itunes, spotify, bandcamp, deezer, you name it….all of them
Twist Online : What kind of songs you love to write? Do you need some specific environment for writing lyrics?
Ser Franklin : For this one it was mostly about relationships, because that was what i was going through at the moment….i definitely need to be in a quite environment to write anything, by myself, possibly with a glass of wine close by haha
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Ser Franklin : I love the creative process of the studio a lot more, and also because i am kind of a shy type of person, I’ve always been a little insecure about myself, and that doesn’t mix too well with the live stage….hopefully I’ll get more relaxed with time
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
Ser Franklin : Other than reaching for the moon hehe, just to have my music and lyrics heard by as much people as i can, music is what i love the most in life.
Twist Online : What’s the best way to follow you online?
Ser Franklin : I’m still getting used to this social media thing….I’m doing better with Instagram, still haven’t keep up with Facebook and twitter, but I’m Ser Franklin on all three of them.
For further information on the artist you can visit his website https://serfranklin.com