‘One Time For The Mind’ is the debut studio album by urban rock and soul collective Frank Ernest. It was released September 30, 2016.
“Frank Ernest” are a soul rock collective based in Stockholm Sweden. The band are lead singer Chaka “Chak la Rock” Seisay, bassist Nebojsa”Neb Malicious”Grujic, guitarist Stefan”Grooveya” Grujic and drummer Clemons”C1″Mårtensson.
The music is a stylistically eclectic sound with influences from rock, soul, hip hop, 80’s synth sounds and samples…all built on a foundation of heavy and smooth bass lines, funky guitars, melodic vocals and conscience raps.
The sonic peaks and valleys of ‘One Time for the Mind’ invite you on a musical roller coaster ride that will get you ready for a revolution of the mind!
Q: Who is Frank Ernest?
Grooveya: Chak & Neb have been friends for a long time. Chak and I met in the beginning of the 90’s when I was a kid.
Q: When and why did you start playing together?
Grooveya: I listened to ‘Way Out’ by ONE and I loved it! A few months later Neb called me and asked if I would like to try out to be a rhythm guitarist for ONE. Obviously, I was really happy and gladly accepted. So we went down to Lund and rehearsed over the weekend and met C-1. After the rehearsal in Lund it just felt natural to continue.
Q: What other musicians have influenced your style and why?
Grooveya: I listen to different styles of music: from classical music, funk/disco and hip hop to traditional music from all over the planet. So everything is a influence.
Q: ‘One Time for the Mind’ by Frank Ernest was released on September 30. How would you describe the album?
Grooveya: I think its a savior: positive energy for your mind, body and soul!
Q: What makes Frank Ernest’s music unique?
Grooveya: We are all different people! Everyone has a different musical background.
Q: What is your favorite track on the album and why?
Grooveya: “Watch Your Back”. A lot of emotions connected to that song.
Q: Why do you think people should listen to Frank Ernest?
Grooveya: Because its great music! It has a mix of everything in it and it’s motivational.
Q: Tell me about the song, ‘Revolution of the Mind’. What is it about?
Grooveya: The world has many hidden but obvious problems in the system. Its time for a change.
Q: What do you want listeners to take away from ‘One Time for the Mind’?
Grooveya: Its a cosmic trip. Enjoy!