Regularly found singing into a tape recorder from the age of three, singer/songwriter Avery Robitaille grew up in the jungles of Indonesia as a missionary kid. Isolated from western and pop culture she spent most of her time writing lyrics and journaling about her dreams of touring the world. At the age of 18, Robitaille made the decision to relocate to Los Angeles to pursue that dream. While performing at an open mic night, Robitaille met Sean Baker and the two quickly realised their aligned visions and ability to translate each other’s experiences into music. The duo known as Fever Joy have just released their new EP, Reflections and spoke with The Fountain about the release in more depth.
TF: A new EP, how exciting, what has the reception been like so far?
Tean: Exciting indeed! The reception has been great so far. Between our Spotify, and social media we have really seen a lot of positive feedback. What has been most important to us, though, are the people who have reached out to us and told us what the music meant to them personally and how it inspires their life. Connecting people is our whole goal.
Avery: It’s been Crazy! Each person that’s complemented it has made me want to burst into tears. It’s very humbling to experience the amount of love we’ve received because of it. I think it shocked a lot of people!
TF: What inspired the title Reflections, tell us more about the 7″?
Tean: The title was inspired by the fact that the EP is a collection of tracks that aim to look inward. The songs examine the trials and tribulations that went on during the formation of this band, and make sense of how they affected us.
Avery: Life inspired it. As humans, we have to go through a lot emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. The five songs we chose to populate the EP are the exact storyline of the events that inspired us (the good and the bad) that happened during the timeline of when were creating the EP. Life is a tunnel, music is the light, and we want to make sure the light is visible to anyone and everyone. Music is healing to a lot of people, and the more that can relate, the more people that can heal. Where counseling is expensive, music isn’t.
TF: And will we see a full LP album in 2020, is that something we can look forward to?
Both: You can always expect to look forward to new things happening. As we grow, so does our art. We haven’t solidified exactly what the timeline is for a full length release, but we sure as hell are going to write and record one.
TF: Will you be promoting the EP with a tour at all, will we have the pleasure of seeing you here in Scotland?
Both: Touring is one of the highest priorities on our list and in our life, so you will 100% be seeing us soon in Scotland 🙂 As for the EP/upcoming LP, we have a lot of tour dates coming up in the new year!!
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
Tean: Definitely playing at the Troubadour. There is an ethereal quality to that place. Being in the same green room and stage where The Doors, and Cream have been was a really awesome feeling.
Avery: The Troubadour because of its history and energy. It had been on my bucket list since I was a teenager! But our show at The Echo (in Echo Park, Los Angeles) was life changing for me as a performer. It was then I fully realized how to fully embrace our music and message during a live performance and emanate that energy and power to the crowd.