Shout Out Sunday. Interview With Singer/Songwriter Phreckle$.

When did you start making music?

Music has always very much played a huge part in my life.  I started playing trumpet at 9 years old, performed at Carnegie Hall with the best instrumentalists in my school at the age of 12 and I played bass for four different punk bands in my teenage years.  As far as being a solo artist, I think the seed was planted when I was 16.  My first stage name was FemaLe and then when I got sober, I rebranded myself as Phreckle$.

How would you describe your musical style?

My music style tends to be a blend of different music styles. 

Artist you would like to do a song with?

Oh man, that’s a hard one! No longer with us, Nipsey Hussle or Tupac.  They were both SUPER influential in my life.  As far as alive artists, I think it would be cool to do a song with Drake or on the pop side maybe Halsey.  I also think Machine Gun Kelly would be cool too.

What do you want your supporters to know about you?

I want my supporters to know that I am an “against all odds person.”  Against all odds, I survived unsurvivable things.  Against all odds, I was the ugly kid in school who grew up to become an internationally signed fashion model.  I say that to say, don’t let anyone EVER tell you, you can’t do anything.  YES THE F*CK YOU CAN!

Any upcoming projects coming up that you would like to share with readers?

Yes, I have tons of music stuff coming that I’m so excited about! My next single is “Change,” coming out soon and I worked with the legendary Tommy D on it.  SUCH a huge blessing, because Tupac has been very inspirational for me and Tommy D was his engineer!

What that’s the name of the book you had the longest?

I think the book that has meant the most to me is “The Secret,” though I’m not sure it’s the book I’ve had the longest.  It is, however, the only book I’ve purchased over three times.

Which fictional villain is your favorite?

I have always been a fan of Chucky, the Leprechaun and Gremlins.  I know that’s probably super random and not your average Marvel villain or anything.  I guess I just like interesting characters?

Why didn’t you give the last person who showed interest in you a chance?

The last person who showed interest in me I did give a chance.  Unfortunately, he had a hard time understanding that as a recovering alcoholic and addict, though I have five years of sobriety, my recovery program has to come first.  I will always be an addict no matter how much sober time I have.  It doesn’t just “go away,” I have to continue to do the work and stay in the recovery community.

If you could speak to your inner child, what would you say?

I would just tell her to be strong, that she can make it, that she’s going to do more in her life that anyone, including herself, believes is possible and just to hold on.  Just HOLD ON.  It gets better.

What is some of the best and funniest advice that you received from your mom?

It wasn’t funny at all at the time, but my mom once told me in 2010 when I was living in Pomona, “It doesn’t matter if you are a block away from your house or all the way in L.A., if you are caught drinking and driving, you will be arrested for a DUI and you will be put in jail.” Not even a week later, I was arrested, a block away from my house for a DUI.  I blamed her for a long time, because I’m a believer in the law of attraction and “manifestation.” It actually wasn’t until I got sober that I was able to take responsibility and realize that MAYBE, I got arrested for drinking and driving, because I drank alcohol and then drove a car. 

How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?

If you want to find me, you can go check out my music videos at YouTube.com/Phrecklesmuzik or follow me on Instagram @iamphreckles.

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