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.