Artist Frankie Silver Epitomizes ‘What Breaks You Makes You’
Frankie Silver, the incredible pop artist, known for his EP) debut album “Coming Alive,” with prestigious producers such as Zaire Koalo and Colin Brittain, was just 22 when he landed an opportunity he had desired for, a job to dance on Broadway in the show Mamma Mia. Yet, he never the wildest of the idea that his world would come crashing down, and all the dream in his eyes to become a greatest perform would all shatter at the hands of an accident.
A few days later, Frankie’s injury happened at his family’s farm out in Pennsylvania. Undergoing a three-year-long recovery process, he realized he could not let a mere unfortunate event destine his destiny. From that point onwards, Frankie Silver began to shift his focus and energy on something else creative and indulged in the sheer pleasure of penning down lyrics. “Personally, I am heartily proud of myself for being a very positive person. My work is a true reflection of my inner spirit. As an artist, I feel it is my obligation to use my voice for good. I want to amplify those positive vibes I feel inside, and My ambition is to heal the world through music,” he says.
Frankie Silver’s life is super interesting. He began performing professionally with the Philadelphia boys choir at age six and was fortunate enough to have been adopted into a lovely Jewish family. None of the people in his family is blood-related, his brother is also adopted, of Irish descent, yet his mom, dad, and brother are still a family. “When you think about that, it makes you realize you can choose your family. Take care of the people you love, and always be grateful for people who give their life to you; in my times of adversity, it was my family who became my rock bottom support,” he says.
Truthfully, Frankie Silver lives by example. He has always considered himself to be independent, capable. He is always passionate about all that he does and indulges in all the work with all his heart. “I have had a fulfilling purpose since I was three years old and discovered my love for the performing arts. I have not needed anything else, including a relationship, to satisfy me. I am so grateful to not only know what I love but to be actually doing it,” says Frankie Silver.
Frankie Silver explains that by learning the many faces, you begin to realize that you don’t need to fit in one box. “I’m not here to tell people what’s right or wrong, but I am here to share with people my story and what has worked for me—not limiting myself based on age, color, race, religion, or sexuality. I like demonstrating and setting the example by living my truth which has always been performance art—living my true Freedom of expression, not being afraid to be vulnerable, honest, and express my emotions through art, my craft. My voice is clear and direct. I sing in a cinematic melodic way that tells my story. The beat and vibe reflect the tone of the message; whether it’s happy or sad, my music is intended to provide strength, hope, and guidance to everyone. Touching on moments from different points in life, no matter what age, color, religion, political view, gender, or orientation. The music is still relatable,” he says.
Recently, the musician has also paired up with a nonprofit charity organization called Safe Horizons, with a mission to bring awareness and support to victims of sexual and physical abuse. He has also contributed a portion of the life of the proceeds from live shows to this charity.
Talking about his journey after the accident and becoming an incredible pop artist today, Frankie reveals that it was a New York City moment that made him realize, you can never presume to think you know anything about anyone. “You never know what someone has been through. How many of us are all equally as stressed and consumed by our own trivial lives? Music is one of the best ways we can relate. Through my art, I preach the message that we are all in the same boat, and things will be alright if we can realize this. If I could start a movement, it would be the Pay a Forward Movement. Let everyone treat each other a little nicer, and the world would be a better place,” he says.