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Artist Story: Fee Aviv on Queer Love and Empowerment

Fee Aviv has already achieved success in the field of music and performing arts. She started as a theatre musician and has been producing music for several years in a style that is difficult to categorize into a genre. Her soundscapes convey a sense of detachment from everyday life, inviting the listener to immerse themselves in her emotional lyrics.

Published on
September 13, 2023
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Mario Rossmann
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What's your band/artist name? Can you tell us a little bit about you and your career/projects so far?

My stage name, which is also my first name, is "Fee Aviv". I started working as a theatre musician at the age of 14 and have since become a professional in this field. I have performed at renowned theatres such as the Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz Berlin and the SchauspielHaus Hamburg. In addition to performing, I have been producing music for a few years now and released a completely self-produced EP in 2021.

How did you get into music and what were /are your influences?

I developed an interest in music when I was around 9 years old and began taking piano lessons. I stopped taking lessons when I went through a metal/rock phase as a teenager and instead taught myself how to play electric guitar, electric bass, saxophone, and produce influences were mainly the music in the plays and then later different bands and artists like Marilyn Manson (at that time I didn't know about all those horror stories...), Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, Anna Calvi, Alice Phoebe Lou, Queens Of The Stone Age etc.

Which partners / artists have inspired / accompanied you on your way and how?

I used to do my own thing, always alone and without help from others, because I thought that otherwise I wouldn't stay true to myself and my art. But over time I've noticed that the input from outside is also totally valuable and can open up completely different worlds for me that I would never come across on my own. One person I really enjoy working with and who also inspires me a lot is Max Rieger, with whom I produced my new EP. He takes my musical arrangements and my idea of music and sounds and elevates them to a level I would never reach on my own, and he does it with such a sensitivity to my style and musical "preferences" that I couldn't ask for anything better and am very happy about this collaboration!

How would you describe your music or your sound?

I find it very difficult to categorise my music into a specific genre because all the songs go in different musical directions. If I had to describe my music, I would describe it in a very cheesy way as "worlds of sound" that you get lost in at best. For me, it's a lot about sound and the worlds that open up when you hear certain sounds. So it's about distancing yourself from everything everyday, but also about finding yourself in the lyrics. Because even though I always like to claim that the lyrics are not that important to me, the lyrics of this EP are very important and personal. I have made myself totally vulnerable in the lyrics and show a side of me that I don't normally show to the outside world.

What was your most formative experience in your career so far?

The most formative experience in my career so far has definitely been working with Max Rieger!

Can you tell us about highs and lows of your music career so far. How did you tackle it and what have you learnt from it?

I am still at the beginning of my career. But I think the biggest obstacle so far has actually been myself. I totally get in my own way because I always feel like I'm not good enough and that nobody really likes my music anyway. I really have to work on that... Working with Max has done me a lot of good. The confirmation from the outside that maybe you're not as bad as you think.

How did you hear about MusicHub and why did you choose our platform to distribute your music?

The platform was recommended to me by a friend and I chose it because firstly, it's free for me as a GEMA member and secondly, it's very clear and user-friendly! And above all the support team is great, if I ever have a question or a problem, they answer me very quickly, nicely and informatively.

Tell us more about your latest MusicHub release.

My upcoming EP "HER" is my absolute heart project that has been created over the last 1 1/2 years. It's an EP with 5 songs, all produced by Max Rieger. The themes are queer love and empowerment, vulnerability and one's own abysses.

What goals do you still want to achieve? What are your plans for the future?

First of all, I want to release my EP and then an album. And otherwise, of course, make music until I drop.

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