As part of our 'Co-Signed by Clara Amfo' list for 2023, Finn Foxell reflects on the craziest year of his life, plans to get into acting, and why his shows attract wholesome energy.
This year has been a game changer for Finn Foxell. The West-Londoner burst onto the scene as rap’s newest lovable rogue, making music voicing the hopes and fears of inner-city young people. He might be in his early 20s, but Finn has been creating for almost a decade, consistently rising since his first official release in 2015.
Returning from his ‘What’s Your Poison’ tour at the tail-end of this year, Finn took his tunes and lively shows across the UK to packed-out venues eager to hear his unruly, but entirely authentic, musical truth-telling.
Consistently providing undeniable musical output alongside big ambitions and an ability to eloquently represent the everyday, Finn Foxell is ready for the big leagues.
Why do you back yourself for 2023?
Because I’m very confident in the music. I think the music speaks for itself.
What has been your biggest artistic hurdle in your journey so far?
I think realising that I wanted to show versatility, but doing so in a delicate way where I can get new fans but bring everyone else with me at the same time. That’s been a slow process, but the last year I’ve shown people I can do more whilst constantly tying it back in.
What has been your biggest triumph in your journey so far?
Looking back on 2022, It’s been one of the craziest years of my life but it’s been the most progressive at the same time. This feature in itself, the singles, the tours, all the support we’ve been getting from radio. All of these things together feel like a big milestone and the beginning of a set of new ones.
How would you define ‘making it’?
Everyone has their own version of making it. My thing is that I want to get into acting. I think that I can pull off being multifaceted once I’m doing my music, my acting and all the other silly things that I’m into. And, alongside all of that, making money off it too.
What makes your fanbase unique?
I feel like my music attracts a wholesome energy; the right type of minds where no one is trying to create a problem for others. There’s never been an issue of behaviour from anyone at the shows. Even the bigger shows have the same energy.
Who would you put on this list if you weren’t on it?
Two names off the back come to mind: Louis Culture and Strandz. They’re two artists from within London that are my favourites right now. Strandz is bringing real rap back in a different way. And Louis, the mandem can go and listen to him and take it in. He’s just dropped a wonderful album.