Today we are thrilled to announce that prolific songwriter and producer, Fraser T Smith, is joining the RSL Fellowship family.

You will most likely have heard Fraser’s work, whether you’re aware of that or not! If you’ve ever belted out Adele’s “Set Fire To The Rain” in the shower, or felt deeply inspired by Stormzy’s “Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 2” then you have indeed been exposed to T Smith talents.

That’s right, Fraser co-wrote and produced the Grammy winning single, “Set Fire To The Rain”, and wrote and produced songs on both Stormzy’s 2018 album Gang Signs & Prayer and Heavy Is The Head in 2019. Another of his most impressive collaborations is his work with Dave, co-producing his debut album Psychodrama which won a Mercury Prize. It is this incredible catalogue of work that has seen Fraser become one of the most in demand creators in contemporary music today.

Fraser’s latest project is his debut album, 12 Questions, a record based on a series of 12 questions all born of Fraser’s own anxieties about the world, discussing issues such as faith, freedom, race, gender, wealth, equality and ecology. And in true T Smith style, the top tier collaborations keep on coming in this album. It features an astounding list of artists including Dave, Kano, Ghetts, Bastille, Idris Elba and Stormzy himself.

It goes without saying that we are hugely grateful and lucky to have presented Fraser with our Honorary Fellowship this year.

And the pleasure was continued when we virtually sat down with Fraser T Smith for an interview. Fraser and Norton discussed all things from his beginnings in music education, collaborating with emerging artists, and how music is the great leveller that crosses all kinds of boundaries.

You can check out our conversation below, it’s certainly a great conversation for anyone looking to start a career in the songwriting and producing business.

If there was a word to describe how we feel about this announcement, it’s humbled! Please join us in welcoming Fraser, and as Stormzy says in “Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 2”, “one round of applause, one time for Fraser T Smith on the chords!”.

Fraser has joined a wonderful team of Fellows including Luke McGrellis, Shereece Storrod and Richard Beadle.