Interview: Chet Faker Opens Up, Releases Debut EP

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Photo by Willy Ward

It was roughly one year ago when we first heard Chet Faker’s slow motion, soulful remake of Blackstreet’s, “No Diggity.” He was a relative unknown at the time. No real website to speak of, no history online about work with previous bands or other artists. Chet was a complete mystery, one that would slowly unravel throughout the course of these past twelve months via the release of additional songs, performances at SXSW, around his home continent of Australia, in London and elsewhere. He now takes one more step towards full disclosure through the debut of his inaugural EP, Thinking In Textures (purchase), which released in the US and Canada this past Tuesday on Downtown Records. Despite maintaing the incredibly hectic schedule of a new buzz musician on the rise, Faker was kind enough to carve out some time to trade a few emails with us and discuss his recent newfound success, excitement about the EP and what life is like as an artist in east Melbourne, AU.

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  • Constance

    Great interview. I’ve been following Chet since the first p&p post about him. His music can appeal to nearly anybody, people just need to hear it and they’ll be hooked.

    PS: I bet I know what the razor blade with green yarn around it is symbolic of….

  • Sergio

    “Haha. I’ll never retire.”

    10 years from now, a fully developed Flying Lotus and Chet Faker release one of the greatest collab albums of all time.

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