Other than music, Eric also enjoys working out and does Cross-Fit when he is not working on music. He loves reading and he reads self help books. He also likes eating food and hanging out with his girlfriend. They had a band before Foreign Figures and switched it over a year and a half ago. The first song they sung as Foreign Figures was a cover song of "Sky Full of Stars" by Cold Play. They sing Alternative, Rock-Pop as there style of music but Eric likes to listen to different types of music in his own time. He is a big fan of Atmospheric, Indie, Ambient type music. He favorite singer is Andrew Bell. Eric likes to listen to calm music on his own time. They write all of their music on their own with no help from any outside sources. They also do covers of songs.
There is a song that he wrote called "Offline" but he said he never released it because himself and the band didn't like it. He told me that Screamo music is something he will never sing. Eric plays piano, the Synthesizer and acoustic guitar as well as singing. His older sister, he told me, was the first to ever sing in his family and she kind of inspired him to start singing. Steve, the drummer and his older brother is a good singer also.
Eventually the band came up the the idea of creating a YouTube channel to connect and reach out with people all over the world. That is where they got a lot of their fans from was on YouTube.
Eric said that if someone asked him for advise on becoming a singer he said "it is a lot of work and that talent won't get you any where, it's hard work. But is does pay off." He started in 8th grade and wasn't always a good singer but he worked hard and look where he is now.
This was my interview with Eric Michels, lead singer from Foreign Figures. Hope you enjoyed and go check them out on YouTube by clicking the link: https://www.youtube.com/user/thehideoutofficial and show them some support because they are a really amazing band and are great at what they do. I am a huge fan of them and if Foreign Figures reads this then leave a comment on what you think. Thanks for reading.
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