Our exclusive interview with Phreckle$ and discover “Out The Cocoon”

You may have remarked that Phreckle$ is on our list of the best emerging artists for a while now. With incomparable productivity and creativity, the singer is not ready to slow down anytime soon.

Her latest offering is a highly anticipated release entitled “Out The Cocoon”, a perfect EP to start the new season, immersed into a real and original musical moment. 

From the first note, we were surprised and impressed by the artist’s flow and vocal tone. Haunting and unique, the performance is never-heard-before and proves that Phreckle$ knows how to reinvent herself artistically.

Press play right now and enjoy:

It was only right to meet with Phreckle$, discover our redaction below:

1- Great to have you on our blog. Please, introduce yourself?
 Hey! I’m Phreckle$, I’m a rapper/singer/songwriter out of Los Angeles, CA!

2- What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?
I started playing instruments when I was 9 years old, starting with trumpet. Music was always my escape. I didn’t really fit in growing up, so music was something that I was good at and that gave me confidence.

I played trumpet in Carnegie hall when I was 12 with the top instrumentalists in my school, and I played bass in four different punk bands in my teenage years. I basically went from playing jazz and listening to pop music to punk rock and then to hip hop. That’s why you hear a lot of different styles of music in the music I make. It tends to be a cross between pop, rock, and hip hop.

3- Tell us about your new Album. And what’s the story behind it? 
My new album is called “Out the Cocoon.” I called it that because I feel like a lot of my life I was in the dark. I struggled a lot with being bullied, being in a domestic violence relationship, drug and alcohol abuse, self mutilation, being a young single mom…. So much of my life was darkness and pain and struggle. I’ve finally reached the point in my life where I’ve made it out of the darkness, and accepted and made peace with my past. I’m 5 years sober now and the person I am today is just this amazing transformation from how I spent my earlier years of my life. I had no idea back then how strong and empathetic and wise and kind and what a well-rounded person my experiences would shape me into today. Today I have completely transformed into something former me would have never thought possible and it reminds me of the journey a caterpillar has into a butterfly. So my songs on this album are all about that journey.

4- What makes your music unique? How would you describe it? 
I think my music is unique because I am vulnerable and honest and authentic to myself. I’m not ashamed to talk about my mistakes, my feelings, my emotions, the bad decisions I made in my past. I don’t sugar coat anything. It’s kind of like, “here I am, I’m fucked up in my own ways, like we all are and I’m not afraid to show it- take it or leave it, I don’t care.” I also think that my music is unique because there’s so many different styles and influences in it. I tend to blend different genres together.

5- What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
The advice I would give to aspiring musicians is to follow your heart. Take everything with a grain of salt. Every song isn’t going to be for everyone, so don’t get down on yourself if not everyone likes one of your songs. A perfect example of this is my song “Red Button,” one of my guy friends HATED it. He went on and on about how the lyrics sucked, there was no progression, it was wack etc lol….. but then there’s a couple other people who told me it was their favorite song I’ve EVER recorded! Not everything is for everyone…. That’s not to say that if everyone thinks your song sucks it’s still good. 

Chances are if most people say your song sucks, you may want to keep working: but use any negativity as fuel! Keep working until your work is undeniable! A lot of the things I’ve accomplished in my life have been out of spite, I had to prove to anyone who doubted me that I was really gonna do some massive shit in my life. I’ve had a lot of success in my life as a fashion model, I’ve traveled the world modeling, and I really think it was because I had that fuel as being called the ugly kid in school that got me fired up to prove to the world that though I may be different, I’m still beautiful.

6- Who are your biggest musical influences? And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future? 
When i think about who influenced me, I think about what artists had such a profound impact on my life that they changed the trajectory. In that context, Always #1 is Tupac. He had an effect on my life like no other music artist. Certain songs got me through some things I don’t think I would have otherwise made it through #2 is Nipsey Hussle, my modeling career was born off his “The Marathon” album. 

I listened to that album religiously as I was turned down by the first 7 modeling agencies I went to before I became an internationally signed model. That album had me not taking NO for an answer. As far as collaborations; I would love to tour with Machine Gun Kelly. I love that he can do both the hip hop thing and the rock thing. I relate to that. As far as collaborations on a song, I think I would love to make a song with Halsey, just because her voice is so dope, both in the music and in the world, how she uses her voice. Male collaborations I mean, if I ever did a song with Drake I would say my life has been completed haha

7- If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be? 
Never give up. Get back up, and THANK YOU for your support

8- What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects? 
The sky is the limit! I’m currently working on getting videos for the other 5 songs on my album in the next few months, then planning on releasing a big single at the end of the year that I already did a video for. I have pretty much the rest of the year in releases all lined up ready to hit the ground running.