JDVBBS
JDVBBS

 

 

JDVBBS

Name the artists that have influenced you so far.

For this album, Drake and Kanye are big influences. Also singer-songwriters like JP cooper and rappers like Ty Dolla & Bryson Tiller.

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Mention the name of the artist you can regard as the “Greatest Of All Time”.

Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson. It’s a toss-up.

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Tell us what you know about composition and how you normally go about it.

I tend to write little clips of songs. A melody here. A rap verse there. Then I’ll put all the puzzle pieces together as I see them starting to fit.

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Tell us about your management team.

It’s just me. It’s a one man show.

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Tell us what you think about this song.

I love this song. It’s the first time I tried to take a singer-songwriter approach to a record and I love the way it came out. Also it’s about my mom, my best friend and my biggest fan.

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Rate the social media and tell us the platform that works best for you in promoting your music.

Either Facebook or Instagram works best.

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State the areas that need to be improved more in the music industry.

Data is king these days. The royalty rates are garbage but there’s enough data for us to be able to access our fans and connect with them. The music industry tries to rob us of that because they feel like we need them to reach fans when we don’t these days.

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Tell us about how you are getting your songs to stores as well as getting it to fans.

I use Soundrop as my distributor and then I use social media posts and targeted ads to find out who would want to listen.

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Tell us how you prepare yourself for a live performance or show.

Lots and lots of practice. I’m a loop artist, so I’m responsible for everything. The drums, the bassline, the background vocals, everything. Practice makes perfect.

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Tell us your opinion on releasing singles frequently or just an album in a while.

If your record is ready, release it. I don’t think there’s any problem with a high frequency of releases as long as you’re releasing your best stuff.

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Mention the name of the artist you will be glad to see the live performance.

I really want to see someone like Jack Garratt or Tash Sultana live. They’re such great loop artists and I hope to be the same one day.

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Tell us the theme of most of your songs.

The theme of the new album is just self-discovery. Learning about what’s best for you and making sure you don’t hurt anyone along the way.

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Tell us about your recording process.

I like to try to know EXACTLY what I do when I get into the studio. I don’t want to waste time, or be experimental while I’m in the studio. The studio is like a live performance for me. I try to get all my ideas out and perfected before it’s time to record.

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Tell us how boring or exciting the music career can be.

When you can directly connect with people it’s the most exciting. When you’re stuck behind the computer doing logistical stuff it’s boring haha.

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State the links to your stores.

Stores

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State the links to connect you.

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

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State the official date of release.

Single release: February 20th 2018 album release March 2nd, 2018.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

JDVBBS, it’s just Jay-Dubs with a U.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“September 2016 was probably the lowest of the low for me. I was sleeping on an air mattress in an empty room, barely able to make ends meet. With the last few dollars I had, I grabbed a new midi keyboard and began writing my most emotional and vulnerable song. It’s a song about my mother, outlining my vow to never give up and to do anything I can to make her proud. It’s called “Everything You Gave To Me”. In a way, the lyrics and the writing process gave me the strength to truly look inside and find my calling.

 

It’s both an ode to the mistakes I’ve made, as well as a hypothetical conversation with my mother telling me to get it together.”

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State the title of the album and the reason for selecting the title.

1000 Couches – It’s a pop/R&B album about self-discovery via reflecting on my deepest desires and tumultuous relationships. It chronicles the stories I’ve lived through while sleeping on various couches for the past couple of years.

 

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