Following in the footsteps of Lorde and Tove Lo, FLETCHER was named a Spotify spotlight act in alongside Troye Sivan and Gallant in 2016 following the success of #1 viral track "War Paint." Now, since independently releasing her Finding Fletcher EP --- the pop upstart has over 1M playlists of support and 50M streams to date. Earning comparisons to Sia, Katy Perry and Rachel Platten, she's gained major media mentions --- featured in V Magazine as "pop's next breakout act," in TIME's "Musicians to Watch for 2017" and in Entertainment Weekly alongside Dua Lipa in "Breaking Big in 2017." Current single "Wasted Youth" premiered on the front page of Vevo alongside major releases from Lorde and Julia Michaels. With 100k+ views in less than 24 hours and thousands of tweets, FLETCHER reached #1 on Billboard's Emerging Artist Chart, with the track also receiving the top spot on their Twitter #Trending140 chart. According to Teen Vogue, "it's your new anthem."
Much like the city that shapes her work, Detroit-based Jax Anderson, aka Flint Eastwood, wakes up everyday confronting a world that tells us that we are not good enough, not unique enough, not rich, beautiful or smart enough; not the right color; not the right gender. Success is as subjective as it is elusive, but if the debut single “Queen” from Anderson’s forthcoming EP reveals anything about the songstress, it’s that she’s everything she needs to be.
“Queen was written about the first time I was asked what it was like being a woman in music. I've always been the boss of my art-- I write my own songs, I play shows, I design a lot of my own graphics, make my own videos, craft my own photos, and I hustle alongside an amazing group of people just like every artist does. I had never considered myself different for being a woman. I have always set the standard with my team that I am the boss, regardless of my gender identity.”
It’s more than a gender thing for the Detroit-based artist though. It’s about overcoming feelings of uncertainty and forces of disempowerment; it’s about realizing your self-worth and carving your own path. The powerful indie-pop record is filled with urban percussion and orchestral instrumentation, and is a fitting lead single for Flint Eastwood’s 2017 EP.
Crafted entirely at Assemble Sound, an 1870's church repurposed into a recording compound and creative hub for musicians founded by Anderson in 2015, the forthcoming project has found production support from fellow Detroit-native GRiZ & MUTEMATH’s Paul Meany, as well as a track with principle BØRNS collaborator Tommy English, and a home with Neon Gold Records (Christine And The Queens, Charli XCX, Marina & The Diamonds, et al). Coming this spring, the forthcoming EP will bring Flint Eastwood's artistic vision and story to a national audience at a time when it's needed most.