Ottawa, ON-based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer, Rob Frank recently released his album, Isolation, which features his single, “Some Days”. The track ranked 1st on the iTunes (SA) Top 100 Rock Singles Chart for January 7, 2021, and it also ranked 6th on the iTunes (SA) Top 100 Singles All Category Chart for January 20, 2021.
Check out Isolation below, and find out more about Rob via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I’m a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. I’m involved in a few different projects, but the current focus is on my solo material. While my music is rooted in rock, I try to incorporate other styles to create something that’s unique and authentic. More info and music available at: http://robfrank.ca/
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Well, my most recent release is called “Isolation”. The songs range in style from upbeat rock to mid-tempo alternative, and acoustically driven tracks. Thematically I believe the songs go together very well. I felt lyrically they all directly or indirectly apply to what a lot of people have (and continue to) been feeling throughout this pandemic. My writing style is something that I approach very naturally. I might start with a riff or melody and just build it up from there. Other times I’ll have a lyric idea and then I’ll build the music around it. I don’t have a specific system or process. Something will just catch my creativity and I use that as my starting point and build the song up from there.
How have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?
This Pandemic has not been easy on anyone that’s for sure. I’ve been keeping myself busy with writing and recording what will end up being my next release. I’m really trying to stay in the mindset of making the most of any available time. To accomplish or do something productive with it. I find that approach has helped keep the motivation and creativity going.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I guess if you want something upbeat and catchy I’d go with Some Days. If you’re more in the mood for something on the acoustic side, then Runaway.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Canadian music is great and there is so much to choose from. Recently I’ve been listening to Big Wreck’s – But For The Sun, the Headstones – People Skills, Bachman & Turner’s – Live at the Roseland Ballroom, The Blue Stones – Hidden Gems, and the Monowhales – Daytona Bleach.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.