My name is Frank Tremain and I’m currently in my first year at the University of Wollongong. As this is an introduction to myself, I thought it would be necessary to discuss one of the biggest aspects of my life: music.
Throughout my high schooling, music grew to be a passionate interest of mine. Hip-Hop specifically, became a hobby, a habit, and a huge influence on my career aspirations. I released two (it’s really three but I’ve thankfully deleted it off the internet) projects during high school: Let’s Be Frank (2017) and Clutterbrain (2018). These projects were an outlet for my creativity and self-expression; and kept me sane during my final years of school in Bathurst, NSW.
Creating and curating music is a huge passion of mine and one that, after a long process, I knew I wanted to pursue in turning into a career. Though the countless Spotify playlists I made were created in procrastination to HSC, they also enabled me to demonstrate my knowledge and enthusiastic involvement in music; and begin to further explore my interest in pursuing music as a career. Feel free to give my 2018 or 2019 playlist if you’re looking for some new tunes.
Well aware of the small likelihood of making a career from being a country town rapper, I knew I had to incorporate my passion for music with something else. At the start of my senior years, I was lost with what I wanted to do after school; however, throughout the past two years I was able to re-explore my love for writing. Writing was a strong passion of mine in my adolescence and one that I lost in my later years. For the HSC Personal Interest Project for Society & Culture, I investigated Hip-Hop as a social commentary and a medium for minority groups. This major project helped me realise how I could combine my love of music and writing through pursuing a career in music journalism.
Which brings me to where I am now, studying a double degree of Journalism and Communication & Media in hopes to become a music journalist. Though I’m sure my career goals and aspirations will change over the next few years, I’m extremely excited for the upcoming opportunities and the people I will meet along the way.
Thank you for being here for the start of my journey, and I hope you’re just as excited to see how my ideas evolve. This is my first blog post so any feedback is super appreciated! You can comment on this blog or tweet me @franktremain.