Exclusive: Derik Fein Talks New Album ‘Vertigo’


The Knockturnal: How did you get your start in music?

Derik Fein: Ever since I could remember, I needed music or sound to help me fall asleep.  When I was 12, I discovered an Elvis CD while shopping with my grandmother and I was instantly intrigued.  At 13, I traded in my brand new iPod for a broken guitar, I taught myself to play by watching YouTube videos and began songwriting quickly after.  Since then, I haven’t looked back.

The Knockturnal: Tell us about your new album.

Derik Fein: My new album Vertigo is inspired by the rollercoaster of emotions one goes through with all of the relationships in your life.  I write about being cheated on, having fantasies, falling in love and heartbreak.  All I ever wanted was to release an album and I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do so under my own label, Bodega Records.

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