ARTIST NAME: Jamie LeRose
SONG TITLE: Princess Cray
ALBUM TITLE: Princess Cray
RELEASE DATE: November 18th, 2019
Jamie LeRose is an up-and-coming female pop singer on a rise to the top with her powerful, stylistic vocals, charismatic performance, and inspiring life story.
Massively influenced by Lady Gaga, the now 19-year-old singer began performing when she was just three years of age. Often being teased by the other kids for her love of music, Jamie has continued to persevere in her goals to become a famous singer.
From a crowd of 100, Jamie has worked her way up to performing in front of 30,000 people, at NJ Pride Fest 2019.
Now working with some of the biggest names in the industry, gaining a large following on “Tik Tok”, and following the release of her debut single ‘Fame’, Jamie LeRose is a name the world is going to be seeing a lot more of very soon.
Tell us how to refine a demo to a mastered song.
Mixing is key. By mixing the vocals and track, you can take a demo and make it finished sounding. Take a step away, then come back and re-listen. Don’t say something is finished after your first time mixing it. Listen to it on different types of speakers.
Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.
There is not just one way to write a song. Everyone has a different process.
For me, I come up with a topic/title and I write it down. I then see a visual art that goes with it.
For instance, my song “Simon Says”. I saw a visual of a girl, dressed as a puppet, being controlled by strings. The strings represented society controlling people. I then put the visual with the title and my song “Simon Says” became about people doing what Simon says (society being Simon) to fit in and wanting to rebel.
I then work with a producer on making a track that fits the visual art of the song and I wrote a melody over it.
For the lyrics, I write down ideas, that fit the song and form them into lyrics.
Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.
I don’t like songs that are so “literal”. I try to make songs that are so different; they’re intriguing. All my songs’ titles are weird and stand out, make you want to listen to figure out their meaning. They all have performances in them from theatrical tracks to grand melodies.
Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.
My song “Princess Cray” has all the qualities of a great song. I’m proud of its captivating lyrics, catchy melody, danceable beat, theatrical yet current track, and powerful vocals. I have only released three songs, but have many songs coming out very soon.
Tell us those behind your music process.
I am the largest part of my music process, but I don’t do it all alone. I come up with the song idea, title, lyrics, melody, and track vibe.
My producer, “Richard Keller” mixes and produces my songs. I’ve worked with some other producers in the past, but Richard is my main guy!
Tell us how you are handling the promotion of your music.
After joining an app called “Tik Tok”, I gained 360k followers and 10 million likes in 3 months. I promote my music in Tik Tok videos on my page.
Also, I hold competitions where my fans have to watch, like, and comment on my music videos to win a follower or facetime. My Tik Tok is my main source of promotion. Just recently I had wild posting done around Manhattan as well.
Tell us your future goals and how you aim to accomplish them.
Since I was a little girl, I’ve dreamed of being a pop star. My big goal is to get a record deal and get my first number one song. I will accomplish that by growing my numbers online and writing songs every day.
Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry.
The music has changed. The music today lacks, feeling, art, real vocals, and emotion. Everything is about the same topic, just something to dance to, or is filthy. People are just putting out songs to make money and fans.
Artists should be putting out music that makes them feel something, makes the audience feel something, but that’s so rare now. Real instruments are barely used in music as well! It’s crazy.
Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.
Never write a song with the goal of it being a hit. Just write.
Tell us how you boost your performance.
I boost my performance by having confidence. When I step on a stage, I flaunt confidence.
Explain the structure of the song.
There is no set structure to a song, but the most common is two verses, two pre-chorus, a bridge, and three choruses. The chore structure of a song is the melody.
Discuss the relevance of instruments to a song.
Instruments behind a song can change the whole feel of a song, they make the feel of the song complete.
State your musical skills.
I am a singer, songwriter, and producer.
Tell us if you consider acting in a movie.
Acting has always been a big part of my life. I incorporate acting into all my songs and performances. I would love to one day act in a movie, a leading role of course.;)
Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.
You make sure it is very quiet in the studio. Then, if there’s a noise behind your main vocals, you hit “Noise Removal.”
List the name of artists you cherish most.
Since I was 7 years old, Lady Gaga has been my most cherished artist, my idol. I also love Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Melanie Martinez.
Tell us how you get inspiration.
I’m very inspired by anything weird and different. I just dig deep into my mind and think of the most different thing I can write about.
Elaborate on the song.
I was lost, as an artist, for a while. One day, I excepted who I was. I couldn’t just write a song, there had to be a character, a performance, a story. So, I came up with the idea of a crazy, yet hot character, and I wanted to tell her story through music. The first part of her story was her knowing she’s crazy and expecting it. That’s how “Princess Cray” was born.
Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.
My artist name is my birth name. I always love my name. The title of my album describes the character who’s a story I’m telling in every song.