Erich Mrak started writing lyrics at the age of 7. By 13, he had recorded his first full song. Since then, Erich continuously practices and refines his sound. Born in Ottawa, and based in Toronto (since 2013), Erichʼs influences come from where he has been and where he currently is. His songs are composed over production that is made up of pop and hip-hop. Erich's music offers an experimental combination of the two genres that colors outside the lines for a unique and engaging sound. Being featured in several notable publications (Earmilk, Paste Magazine, and GoodMusicAllDay), Erich continues to display his strengths as a writer, penning songs that are relatable, with message. Erich Mrak will be featured on That Summer, Volume 2 which will host the best independent artists, from around the world, in multiple genres.
1. What is the name of the song you have featured on ‘That Summer, Volume 2’ - How does your song remind you of summer or how does it fit into a summer album?
The song that I have featured on The Summer, Volume 2 is called “Fake It”. It reminds me of the summer due to the memories associated with the song. It centres around events and memories that took place during that timeframe.
2. What is the inspiration behind your song? Or what is your song about?
The inspiration behind “Fake It” comes from the anxiety associated with difficult, toxic relationships, in combination with balancing two separate professions, one as a cook, the other as a musician.
3. How did you write your featured song? Or can you describe your songwriting process?
The majority of “Fake It” was written by free styling random lines, and lyrics thought of while in the production session for the song.
4. Of every song you have ever written, what is your favorite and why?
I don’t have a favorite song out of my catalogue. I have ones that I prefer, from my perspective, but no favorites.
5. Who or what has inspired you most in your music career?
Multiple artists, off the top of my head: Bon Iver, Justin Timberlake, and Jon Bellion.
6. Tell us where you live and what the music scene is like there?
The music scene in the city is incredible and diverse. I love it.
7. Do you have any advice for new independent artists who are just starting out?
Remember why you decided to become an artist. Whatever the reason, don’t forget it.
8. What are your plans for the summer? Doing anything fun and exciting?
For the summer, we have various singles releasing, as well as several visuals, so I’m very excited about that. I’m currently working on a few musical projects as well.
9. What’s coming up in the future
10. Tell us where fans can access your music.