Following the release of his new single, we had the chance to chat with songwriter, producer and artist, Baby FuzZ. Sterling Fox, aka Baby FuzZ, has been involved with some of music’s biggest names, writing, producing, and singing with artists such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Avicii, and Lana Del Rey, to name a few. He has since embarked on his own project, Baby FuzZ, a genre transcending collection of music motivated by Fox’s hyper self-aware narrative. Check out what Baby FuzZ had to say below!
BTS: What fueled the creation of Baby FuzZ?
Baby FuzZ: Baby FuzZ was a project I started in 2017, and it was originally just an outlet to out my own songs.The idea eventually fermented into a lowbrow but colorful alter ego that dives into self deprecating humor and dark comedy. I think the biggest fuel for the early days of the project was a desire to find a voice for some of the ideas in my head that felt like they didn’t have a musical identity yet.
BTS: As someone who essentially works in essentially the full spectrum of music creation, is there a part that you enjoy the most when making music?
Baby FuzZ: I’m a songwriter more than anything, so I really enjoy the conceptualization and initial drafting of lyrics. I love the logos vs pathos when it comes to balancing an artistic expression lyrically and balancing out how to make it work technically in a song format. Production is tedious for me, but I do like being involved in that as well so that I can steer the production to support the melodies and lyrics and maximize their emotional effect.
BTS: Your music seems to float between a wide range of genres, do you feel there is one genre that defines Baby FuzZ?
Baby FuzZ: I love jumping genres. I think that almost defines the project at this point. That being said, there are sonic connections between all the songs that are genre specific. For instance, you’ll hear a lot of 70s glam rock influenced guitar tones. So you could say I’m influenced by 70s glam and brit rock. Lyrically you’ll hear a lot of influence from emo or classic folk songwriting. Arrangement wise you’ll hear influence from top 40 pop. I think the overall genre of Baby FuzZ, though, is something like bedroom rock by a delusional person who thinks they’re making arena rock.
BTS: Do you want to talk about the inspiration behind your new single, “Welcome to the Future” ?
Baby FuzZ: “WTTF” is an environmentalist song first and foremost. It’s dark comedy in the lyrics, taking jabs at Kevins and Karens in their bbq bubble flipping burgers while the world burns. It’s a bit dramatic, but I find that the issues of environmentalism are dramatic and important issues, hence, the massive arena rock approach. It’s mostly about the idea of American cognitive dissonance.
BTS: What should we expect from your forthcoming album?
Baby FuzZ: The album is…yeah…it’s been a process this year. I’m basically out of steam to finish it, so I’m putting it out in two parts to help break it up. Season 1 will be January and the second half, Season 2, will come later next year. It’s called “Welcome To The Future” also, and the basic themes are past, present, time travel, animals, humans, and planet earth.
BTS: You’ve been involved on some really impressive projects, is there one that stands out as a favorite of yours?
Baby FuzZ: There have been so many. My favorite kind of ego moment of my career was having the privilege of writing a song for Adam Lambert. He was touring with Queen internationally after that, and so Queen played the song live at Rock in Rio. They are my favorite band ever, so it was an incredible moment to have Brian May shredding a melody I wrote.
BTS: Any artists or songs you’ve been digging lately?
Baby FuzZ: For sure! Dorian Electra is really really good. They’re making really important music right now. I’m also in love with the latest Phoebe Bridgers album, the Lemon Twigs, and a ton of others. I love classical music, but am always trying to keep up with new stuff.
Stay up to date with Baby FuzZ