Robert Maniac is an English singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist from London. His style incorporates elements of rock, blues, hard rock, pop and ballads. With debut track, Fall Apart, out, The Fountain caught up with Robert to discuss music, venues and plans for the year.  

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Fall Apart?

It’s been a wonderfully warm reception. I’ve been getting a bunch of messages on how relatable the song has been and how it’s helping people that are going through a lot. I’m just glad it’s resonating with people and at the same time proving that it’s ok to be male and vulnerable a lot of these things get easily undermined.

TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?

I used to save Fall Apart on my voice notes as the overthinking mind song, take of that what you will.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

The plan is to just keep writing and recording music I’m working towards something I can’t announce at this time but know it’s a very exciting stage this early on.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

I really enjoyed playing at the Camden Assembly. It’s an overall feeling and the sound there is great. it was also the first time I got a dressing room, which was nice, however; security not so much. The gigs I’m looking forward to personally have got to be O2 Academy Kentish Town and O2 Academy Brixton. They are two venues I used to go to to see all my favourite bands so it will be a real good feeling playing on the same stage as them.