"I'm in control of the music, you have complete governance and it's your own artistry. It's more exposing but it's mine, there is no way to hide with music but it also gives you a sense of freedom".
Music has a different buzz to acting for film or TV, but Fox does liken it to the theatre. He has recently just finished a successful run at The National Theatre in April De Angelis play Kerry Jackson.
"With a gig you can forget about everything and get swept away by the music, theatre is similiar, no one is stopping and starting it, your allowed to do your own process".
Fox is inspired by the past but creates pieces that feel moern and immediate. He references a Q&A where he listened to Youth Martin talking about the writing process and directing deliberate references, lots of writers sit down and try and re-invent something, whereas it feels a lot better to sit down and say:
"I'm going to try and write a song like Bob Dylan, Bon Iver or Neil Young, by the time you've finished it's nothing like them but it's a jumping off point. Otherwise, you sit down and say how do I make something that sounds really original which is the hardest place to begin".