Act of the Day: Fanni Mayer

It’s not often we pick up on acts from Hungary, which is a shame as it has a bursting music scene. Today’s act is a solo one…

Simple things first – where are you from?

I’m from Budapest, Hungary.

What are your influences?

Two albums had the biggest impact on me as a teenager, Pink’s Missundaztood and Christina Aguilera’s Stripped. Also Fiona Apple, Lykke Li, Leonard Cohen, Tracy Chapman, Stromae, Florence Welch and late 90’s and early 2000’s soul, pop and r&b music had a huge influence on me. Nowadays I listen to a lot of Donna Missal, Grace Carter, Dua Lipa, King Princess, Rosalia and Yebba and Mark Ronson’s Late Night Feelings album.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Soft yet gritty. It’s feminine power pop. “Soft and sensual, but with an underlying strength running through them” (Diary of a Music Addict mag)

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Human nature, self discovery, being a woman, love, heartache, emotional recycling.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

It’s very fun and intimate at the same time. How many? Wow, I don’t know, many but not enough, never enough!

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What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

That “almost crowd surfing” but I fell off, like that scene in Mean Girls. No one got hurt though and it was very funny.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

I play a bit of acoustic guitar pretty badly.

What are your plans for the next 12 months?

This pandemic situation makes everything kind of uncertain so… the only thing I know is that I wanna release my first EP, then my second and then an LP.

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you?

1. Tove Lo or Lykke Li, I would die for that

2. Miike Snow – they are legends. I saw them live one time in Vienna Frequency Festival.

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