ARTIST NAME: Jake Exavier
SONG TITLE: Upside Down
RELEASE DATE: June 12, 2019
At 21 years old, Jake Exavier is a bona fide, gifted singer/ songwriter, the likes of which we haven’t heard in a while.
His style is best described as a throwback, old-school vibe with an urban edge. Along with his skillful lyricism, Jake’s hooks and harmonies resonate with a diverse audience.
Growing up in Zachary, Louisiana, Jake developed a love for music at an early age, and even as a young child, music has always been his top priority.
Jake Exavier’s primary influences are Usher, Chris Brown, D’Angelo, and John Legend.
His goal is to create music that people can feel. In 2014, at 16 years old, he performed and twice won first place at the Apollo Theater.
Jake is currently working on new music and looking forward to using his sultry vocals to present fresh songs that everyone can relate to.
Discuss your singing ability.
I was told I sing well and have a good voice at a young age.
Tell us the reason you want to sing.
I like writing songs and telling relationship stories through song.
Tell us your most memorable live performance.
The House Of Blues performance in New Orleans.
Discuss how you build your song.
After I hear the music track, I connect through hearing a melody and words that connect with my current state of mind.
Tell us how you impress your fans with your music.
I impress them by singing songs that they can relate to.
Discuss the relevance of promotion to the music business.
You must promote to get the awareness of your singing and songs released to the public such as your community.
Tell us what you will do apart from music.
I want to get involved with Burn Victims Foundations. I also would like to get into acting.
List the names of the instruments you can play.
My voice is my instrument. I also play the trombone.
Tell us if you have any music background.
I sang in my high school choir, performed in musicals, and played the trombone.
Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist on entering the music chart.
Get ready to work socially and ready to perform a lot!
Elaborate on melody and rhythm.
The melody I choose to write words to determines the rhythm for me.
State your future goals.
To get into acting, tour, and continue writing songs for other artists.
Tell us the most difficult part of the recording.
Getting the right sound level of the microphone…
Discuss the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.
Not checking the reference of my first manager.
Discuss the relevance of the lyrics to the listeners.
To believe in falling in love.
Elaborate on the song.
‘Upside Down’ is about being in love that changes you for the better.
Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.
Jake (Exavier) is a middle name given to me by a fan I rode a bus with because I told him in conversation I didn’t have one.
I name my songs by what I’m saying the most; like the word “Upside Down.”