Siden 8-årsalderen har Kristian Fabrizio stått på små og mellomstore scener i tre land. Det var denne, internasjonale oppveksten som var med på å skape den artisten vi kjenner til i dag.

Omtalt som en “late bloomer”, var det imidlertid ikke før for tre år siden at Fabrizio startet sin artistkarriere – etter en sterk personlig opplevelse som varte gjennom 2017.

Oslo-artisten er sannsynligvis også den eneste skandinaviske låtskribenten som uttrykker seg på tre språk – noe som gjenspeiler barndommen i Oslo, Honduras og Miami.

Hans tekster – som tar for seg dype temaer om voksenlivet – blandet med fengende melodier og dansbare rytmer, har gjort ham anerkjent i undergrunnsmiljøer både i Norge og internasjonalt. Nå håper han å nå mange flere gjennom samarbeidet med IRMC-studios – et av landets mest lovende produsent-kollektiv.

Is Kristian Fabrizio The First Brown-Eyed Soul Star From Scandinavia?

July.09- 2020

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Oslo based soul singer showing that modern RnB-pop and Latin music is fully compatible with his new song “Silencio”.

“I wanted to dive deep into my subconscious and find out what was hiding there ” says the Norwegian born Honduran talent about the song.

Silencio (Silence) has been described as an emotive, sincere, and passionate song by crowd reviewers on Reverbnation. Kristian Fabrizio explains that this aligns perfectly with the song’s intention of grabbing the audience with his vulnerable lyrics and ear-catching voice.

“Every aspect of the song has been recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered at home. I really wanted it to be a high-quality song, without needing to spend a lot of money on the production”.

Attaining enlightenment through music

It was, after a spiritual awakening two years ago, that Fabrizio started to take his musical journey seriously. Silencio is the first of three songs in his mini, debut-EP “Triplete” (Treble), and the Latin artist has teamed up with local talents such as Ken Knapstad (mixer) and the young producer savant Marcel Basima as well as Aerix and Håkon Bekkeseth.

“The EP will be about topics that are not written about in the mainstream Latin-RnB genre. I wanted to make something that caters to the listeners who really care about deep lyrics, while still enjoying the rhythms of Latin percussion. You can always dance to emotive songs”, he says.

Our take on Silencio

Silencio is a great song and performance. The melody is strong and Kristian Fabrizio has an attractive vocal tone that puts real feeling into the lyrics. While listening to his voice, it is difficult to know if it is a woman with a deep voice or a man with a high-pitched voice that’s singing, something that adds a unique mystery to the song.

Even in a foreign language, we can clearly hear his emotive singing style that aligns with the message of Silencio. Instrumentally, the song has a rich, full accompaniment that complements the vocal track perfectly. Especially the guitar and percussion accompaniment gives it a strong Latin and soulful vibe that’s reminiscent of Pharrell Williams’s sound from the early 2000s.

The bridge, where the acoustic rhythm guitar takes off, is clearly one of the highlights of Silencio. We wish, however, that the rhythm could last throughout the last chorus as well to make the song live up to its fullest potential.

The song quality is high throughout, reminding us of artists like Santana, Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony. But we can also hear that Fabrizio is inspired by music legends such as Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, making his style fully compatible with the American urban scene.

Overall, the song is distinctive, original, with a good sound and a great production. We think Silencio has strong commercial potential.

A warming Latin enriched single.

Despite the popular single Despacito taking over the pop charts (and remains one of the most viewed youtube videos ever!), we didn’t expect the infectious Spanish vibes to infiltrate our Scandinavian soul waters, yet it has with Silencio by Norwegian artist Kristian Fabrizio.

Undoubtedly still pop in essence, the smooth, soulful vocal and sublime production contribute to this singles far softer embrace.

An expensive studio is no longer the essential element to produce a sound of this calibre as Kristian explained;

“Every aspect of the song has been recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered at home. I really wanted it to be a high-quality song, without needing to spend a lot of money on the production”.

The Latin rhythm delivers a summery sea-breeze and brakes through language barriers with attractive, hip-swaying melodies. While it could have been longer, it encourages repeat listening instead. Bonito!

Olso based, Kristian Fabrizio who has Honduran parents, spent his childhood and youth in Norway, Honduras and Miami. Absorbing the global musical influences his music fuses Latin, pop, Norwegian folk, Motown and soul and is currently working on his new EP.

Jul 9, 2020 –

Bringing together the hypnotic power of a simple, memorable riff, a heavy and equally entrancing rhythm, and a softly raspy, expressive and soulful pop vocal lead, Kristian Fabrizio’s Silencio is a summer hit waiting to happen.

Driving with a select few elements that purely work well together, the single leaves its mark in an instant, delivering a lingering melody and mood that essentially make the song decidedly recognizable – even after just a single listen.

Superb production meets with clever pop writing and a subtle sense of melancholy to guide listeners through the smooth groove and emotional aura of the song. Everything from the guitar-led soundscape to the warmth of the beat, to Kristian’s vocal tone and passionate performance style, adds more and more to the infectious and notable qualities of the song.

The structure in particular has been arranged to allow every layer to step up to the mark at the perfect moment – from the subtle build up during the opening verse, as the various beats, both tribal and electronic, come into play – to the ultimately satisfying, striking resolve and repeat of that hook.

Great songwriting, an addictive hit with a strangely poignant yet energizing vibe for this particular time in our lives.

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Kristian Fabrizio

INSTRUMENTER

Vokal, piano og gitar.

SJANGERE

Latin-Pop, RnB, Pop

OPPRINNELSESLAND

Norge, Honduras

BASERT HVOR I NORGE

Oslo

KONTAKTINFORMASJON

+47 99475800, Kristian.fabrizio@gmail.com

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