ROSALÍA - Juro Que

ROSALÍA – Juro Que

 

ROSALÍA - Juro Que

ROSALÍA – Juro Que

 

Artist Name:  ROSALÍA

 

Song Title:  Juro Que

 

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Director: Tanu Muino

Starring: Omar Ayuso

 

Creative Director: Pili y Rosalía

Producer: Montse Urniza

Commissioner/Co-Producer: Saul Levitz

Production Company: UnderWonder Content

Executive Producers: Frank Borin / Ivanna Borin

DOP: Nikita Kuzmenko

Production Designer: Jose Tirado

Editor: Tanu Muino

Colourist: Joseph Bicknell @ Company3 NYC

Service Company: StoryWeProduce Spain

 

Juro Que

Performer: ROSALÍA

Guitar: Joselito Acedo

Palmas: Macario Ibañez / Jose Alvaro Ibañez / Ane Jesús Carrasco Molina / JoséManuel Fernández (Tobalo) / Juan Carlos Gil / Miguel Tellez / Manuel Montes Saavedra /Antonio Montes Saavedra

 

Coros: Macario Ibañez / Jose Alvaro Ibañez / Ane Jesús Carrasco Molina / JoséManuel Fernández (Tobalo) / Juan Carlos Gil / Miguel Tellez / Anna Colom / Claudia Gómez / Manuel Montes Saavedra /

Antonio Montes Saavedra

 

Produced by El Guincho and Rosalía

 

Recorded by Morning Estrada and Pablo Díaz-Reixa at Aclam Records (Barcelona) and Angel Sound Studio (Barcelona)

 

Mixed by Jaycen Joshua for The Penua Project at Sphere Studios (North Hollywood, CA)

Mix Assistants: Mike Seaberg, Jacob Richards, and DJ Riggins

 

Mastered by Chris Athens

 

ROSALÍA unveils an eye-catching music video for the song entitled ‘Juro Que.’

 

She thrills with her vocal while the performance is impressive.

 

The diverse instrumental is inspirational, and the harmony is perfect.

 

ROSALÍA sings from the heart hastily.

 

Her style is unique and entertaining.

 

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ROSALÍA releases new song and video “JURO QUE” (I Swear That).

 

The heart-breaking flamenco track is a deep lament, longing to reunite with a true love ripped from her arms and imprisoned.

 

ROSALÍA holds two Grammy Nominations: Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album and the first-ever BEST NEW ARTIST Nomination for an All-Spanish Language Artist.

 

Just days before her highly anticipated GRAMMY performance, Rosalía has once again surprised fans by adding another standout track to her prolific string of unexpected one-off song releases across the last year.

 

With “JURO QUE” (I Swear That), the groundbreaking flamenco & global pop fusion artist emotionally returns to her musical roots with a straight-up flamenco torch song, longing for the love of her life that was taken from her side and is now separated by prison walls.

 

“JURO QUE” also arrives with a Tanu Muino directed video that already set off a social media surge earlier this week, when an advance teaser post from Rosalía unveiled the co-starring role of fast-rising Spanish actor Omar Ayuso of the Netflix series “Elite.”

 

Lyrics:

Que ya lleva mi niño preso más de cuatrocientos días / That my guy has been imprisoned for more than four hundred days

 

Le tenía abrazado en la cama cuando llegó la policía / I had him in my arms in bed when the police arrived

 

Ni un beso pude darle de despedida y eso me arde / I couldn’t kiss him goodbye and that’s burning me

 

Juro que, juro que, juro que, juro que / I swear that, I swear that, I swear that, I swear that

 

El tiempo que tu estés dentro yo te esperaré / The time you are inside I will wait for you

 

El tiempo que tu estés dentro yo te esperaré / The time you are inside I will wait for you

 

Yaielle Golden - Last Night

Yaielle Golden – Last Night

 

Yaielle Golden - Last Night

Yaielle Golden – Last Night

 

ARTIST NAME:  Yaielle Golden

 

SONG TITLE:  Last Night

 

ALBUM TITLE: Sincerely, Yaielle

 

RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2019

 

GENRE: R&B/Soul

 

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Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.

My fans are mostly late teens to about mid or late twenties. I have a lot of comments about how my music has an “oldies” undertone. Something you would hear in the late ’90s. I try to make music for everyone, but I also want my music to reflect my character as a songwriter and a teenager experiencing life. To get feedback like this is reassuring that my music is conveying the correct message.

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

I like music with detail, with things that aren’t necessarily meant to be heard but felt. When I can recognize the amount of effort and energy put into a song, I’m instantly attracted to it.

 

I also find that when I listen to a song over and over simply for the joy of it, I know it’s a favourite.

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Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

I’ve always dreamed of working with Timbaland, Babyface, Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam, just to name a few.

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

I’d say my top three are Jacob Collier, Charlie Puth, and Frank Ocean.

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reason.

My favourite TV show is a show called Euphoria. I don’t think it really fits the mold of modern television because of its blunt and unfiltered portrayal of the unpredictable lives of teenagers in America. It intentionally pushes the limits, while raising the bar for series that will follow it. It’s the only show I’ve seen where I can fully relate to each character, each situation, and with each episode, there’s more and more anticipation for what will happen next.

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

I feel that my creativity has a kind of its own. When I can sit down and just let my ideas pour out, it doesn’t matter what mood or situation I’m in.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.

My interpretation of success is being able to look back on every accomplishment you’ve made and not want to change a thing. I think success is most importantly determined by one’s own standards rather than the expectations of others.

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

I’d love to collaborate with Ari Lennox, Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino, Masego, Jon Bellion, Kehlani, Harry Styles, also to name a few.

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

Well, I do believe my first time performing on stage was at 12 years old.

 

In retrospect, I didn’t know a thing about stage presence or being able to connect with an audience. All I knew was to sing. It almost felt like I was opening myself up and letting out every emotion related to the song I was singing. I feel like that really set a foundation for the years after. I learned that in order to be a good performer, I must do that every single time until I can walk out on stage and instantly be familiar with an audience.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

With every song I write, I try to tell a story. It varies at which or where in the song I start writing. I could write the chorus first, or a verse, or even have ideas for different melodies.

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Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.

 I’m always open to experimenting with different genres and sounds. I feel it’s necessary to break from what your audience would expect or what you’re used to from time to time.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

I’ve learned to take rejection as an opportunity to better myself. With every rejection I encounter, I must evaluate everything that could’ve gone wrong, but I do tend to overthink sometimes.

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Elaborate on what compels you to sing.

I’ve always felt that nothing is ever said better than it could be sung. In that, I don’t think I’ve ever been very good at speaking, especially with people I don’t know. So ultimately, when I can’t find the words to say, I feel the urge to sing. I’ve found that in my lyrics, I’m able to hide things in plain sight instead of being forced to say them directly.

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Tell us the comparison between digital recording and analog recording.

Analog recording is more concrete and reliable than digital recording. It’s safe to say that technology is not always your friend. There’s been plenty of times I’ve lost files, lyrics, etc because my devices crashed, or anything else.

 

On the contrary, digital recording can easily be shared across different platforms, unlike analog recording.

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Tell us how you record your vocals.

The way I record vocals has changed over time. Before I was able to get a proper microphone, I just used the built-in microphone on my phone to record vocals, instruments, etc. Now, I use a standard condenser microphone, a pop filter, and my laptop.

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Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.

I mostly use GarageBand either on my laptop or my iPhone. It varies based on what sound I’m trying to create.

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Discuss the selling of CDs and the selling of digital files through digital stores.

I feel that the world is constantly growing and evolving and we’re just trying to keep up. Digital media is probably the best method of sharing we have today.

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Elaborate on the song.

“Last Night” is a very personal song to me. In the song, I talk about how the experiences we have, affect us in ways we don’t expect. The most important thing is how we deal with those emotions. We could easily just extricate ourselves without thinking about the consequences or how it will affect others, or we could communicate and find ways to cope with our issues.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.

“Last Night” is from my debut album Sincerely, Yaielle which I released in early 2019. The concept of the album was basically to tell a story as if I was writing a letter to the world.

 

In each song, I talk about things that eventually I’ve wanted to tell certain people but never had the courage to.

 

As far as my name, I’ve never been able to come up with a stage name that represented me as accurately as my birth name.

 

ELIA EX - Let’s Play

ELIA EX – Let’s Play

 

 ELIA EX - Let’s Play

ELIA EX – Let’s Play

 

ARTIST NAME:   ELIA EX

 

SONG TITLE:  Let’s Play

 

RELEASE DATE:  1/1/20

 

GENRE: Alternative/Indie

 

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ELIA EX is a Nashville, TN based Alternative artist. Her music has been featured on the Xbox E3 Trailer for the hot new game “The Outer Worlds,” Showtime, Netflix, HULU, and she has the current 2020 spot for STARZ Network Kids and Family with her new single “Let’s Play.”

 

ELIA is a singer/songwriter and producer who likes to push the boundaries of pop, soul and alternative music.

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Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.

“Her voice is amazing and she’s an unknown artist who deserves to be heard! Finally, a brilliant dark voice”

-Steven (fan)

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

Does it make me feel something? That’s an important question because music is always supposed to do that job.

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Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

I love Butch Walker! I often listen to random playlists and the songs that always catch my ears are always his productions.

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

My songwriting hero is Ryan Tedder. Not only is he an amazing lyricist, but he is a master of melody.

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reason.

Hahaha, Gilmore Girls:-) – The reason being that there is something so sweet about that show. I was also raised by a single Mom and truly relate.

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

A lot of my best work happens when I am sad.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.

I am trying hard to make music that I love. I try to focus on writing the best songs I can and enjoy the process. I’ve never desired fame, but success would be great!

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

One Republic, Annie Lennox, Lana Del Rey, Marina, Lorde…

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

The first time I went to the studio was with my father who was a songwriter and producer. I was 19 and very green. He walked me through the process as my fingers bled from playing the guitar on a thousand takes. I’m thankful for that experience because my father passed away and I’ll always have that memory with him.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

It’s different every time. Sometimes I start with a lyric, sometimes I sing a crazy little thing in my voice memo that starts a song. I wish there was rhyme or reason to it!

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Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.

I’m a fan and do it myself!

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

Rejection is very painful, and I cry sometimes.

 

This is a hard business, anyone who tells you otherwise probably got lucky or something. 🙂

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Elaborate on what compels you to sing.

I love to sing, I almost lost my voice a few years ago and had to have vocal cord surgery to remove a polyp on my cord. So thankful that I CAN sing!

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Tell us how you record your vocals.

I record on a Slate VMS.

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Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.

Logic Pro X.

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Elaborate on the song.

This song is simply about having fun! We don’t have enough songs like this in the world and since most of my music is dark, I wanted to switch it up a bit and show some of my upbeat personality. 🙂

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Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.

ELIA EX is a name that I came up with, “ELIA” is a family name and was from my late Grandmother’s maiden name Elias.

 

 

Netta - Ricki Lake

Netta – Ricki Lake

 

Netta - Ricki Lake

Netta – Ricki Lake

 

Artist Name:  Netta

 

Song Title:  Ricki Lake

 

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Netta brings to light a brand-new music video for the song entitled “Ricki Lake.”

 

The humour will amaze the audience while the flow of words is noteworthy.

 

“Ricki Lake” is a memorable song that is entertaining.

 

The production of the music video is outstanding.

 

The colour-grading and sharp pictures add to the value of the video.

 

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The video is a highly irreverent, junk food-laden, absurdist look at commercialism and serves as Netta’s fascinating love letter to American culture.

 

Netta says, “Ricki Lake – the song and the person – is about being a happy individual, listening to your gut instead of society’s rules, and dancing to your own drum. Ricki Lake for me was always how the misfit became America’s sweetheart, and this song and video are my cheesy, messy and greasy homage to her.”

 

Lyrics:

Intro (chants)

I don’t need ya high heels bitch I’m higher

Way up where they can’t touch me

See this face no I don’t look tired cause I don’t forget to hydrate

 

VERSE 1

who you think I was

when it’s all

right in front of ya (dbl)

Tell me what you want

guess what

I don’t give a shit (dbl)

baby I dance to my own damn

drum (dbl)

And if they don’t then they dumb dumb dumb

Ooh she looking good

She so fire

Who is that I see

moving all around

In the mirror

oh my god it’s me

baby I dance to my own damn drum

And if they don’t then they dumb dumb dumb

 

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I’m not gonna teach you how to bake a cake

I don’t need your problems I’m not Ricki Lake

Diamonds on my finger but my hair is fake

Ohhhhh ahhhh

 

HOOK

I don’t need ya high heels bitch I’m higher

Way up where they can’t touch me

See this face no I don’t look tired cause I don’t forget to hydrate

 

VERSE 2

Never overthink

Have a drink

Baby loosen up

Ima level up

fill a cup

made ya fall in love

baby I dance to my own damn drum

And if they don’t then they dumb dumb dumb

baby I dance to my own damn drum

And if they don’t then they dumb dumb dumb

 

5 Seconds of Summer - No Shame

5 Seconds of Summer – No Shame

 

5 Seconds of Summer - No Shame

5 Seconds of Summer – No Shame

 

Artist Name:  5 Seconds of Summer

 

Song Title:  No Shame

 

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Director: Hannah Lux Davis

 

Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio

 

Production Company: Yella Inc.

 

5 Seconds of Summer is back with a fascinating music video for the song entitled ‘No Shame.’

 

The music video is entertaining while the song is appealing.

 

The quality of musicality is high, and the lyrics are easy to grab.

 

LYRICS:

Angel with the gun in your hand

Pointing my direction

Giving me affection

 

Love is fatal

Won’t you give it a chance

Center of attention

Don’t you ask me any questions

 

Go on and light me like a cigarette

Even if it might be something you regret

You got me now now now

Swallow me down down down down

 

I only light up when cameras are flashing

Never enough

And no satisfaction

Got no shame

I love the way you’re screaming my name

Diggin’ my grave to get a reaction

Changing my face and calling it fashion

Got no shame

I love the way you’re screaming my name

 

Lay me in the palm of your hand

I’ll give you my permission

You’ll always be forgiven

 

Go on

Replace me

When you’re craving something sweeter than the words I left in your mouth

Go on and spit me out

 

I only light up when cameras are flashing

Never enough

And no satisfaction

Got no shame

I love the way you’re screaming my name

Diggin’ my grave to get a reaction

Changing my face and calling it fashion

Got no shame

I love the way you’re screaming my name

 

Go on and light me like a cigarette

Even if it might be something you regret

You got me now now now

Swallow me down down down down

 

I only light up when cameras are flashing

Never enough

And no satisfaction

Got no shame

I love the way you’re screaming my name

Diggin’ my grave to get a reaction

Changing my face and calling it fashion

Got no shame

I love the way you’re screaming my name

 

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5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) will release CALM – their fourth studio album and first for Polydor Records on March 27.

 

Lead vocalist Luke Hemmings says:

“For a band to make it to four albums is no small feat in itself but to be reinventing and constantly pushing our songwriting and to come out with music that we’ve never been ‘more proud’ of makes me so happy to be in 5 Seconds of Summer. CALM speaks on a journey through a young man’s life, for better or for worse. We are all human and all make mistakes, sometimes we hurt the ones we love and inevitably, ourselves in the process. CALM leaves the band in a much happier, unified and calm state of mind to continue making albums for years to come.”

 

The band recently announced the North American leg of the No Shame 2020 Tour which will kick off with a trio of dates in Mexico.

 

Ahead of arriving in the US, 5 Seconds Of Summer return to the UK for headline shows in May, including London’s The SSE Wembley Arena.

 

The band’s first single from CALM, “Easier,” landed a spot on Billboard’s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2019.

 

5SOS is the only band (not vocal group) in chart history to see its first three full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1.

 

Across their catalog, 5SOS has sold more than 9.6 million equivalent album units and sold over two million concert tickets worldwide, while cumulative streams of their songs now surpass seven billion.

 

The band – comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) – has been recognized with an array of prestigious accolades including an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, eight MTV European Music Awards, five ARIA Awards, two APRA, and two MTV Video Music Awards.

 

The Jess Novak Band - Treat Me Right

The Jess Novak Band – Treat Me Right

 

The Jess Novak Band - Treat Me Right

The Jess Novak Band – Treat Me Right

 

ARTIST NAME:  The Jess Novak Band

 

SONG TITLE:  Treat Me Right

 

ALBUM TITLE: Fireworks and Fairytales

 

GENRE: Pop, Rock, Soul

 

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Jess Novak takes no prisoners. With a fiddle on fire, powerful vocals and a fierce band behind her, this pop, rock, soul-pumped group from Syracuse…

 

Known for their energy, superb musicianship, engaging songwriting and ability to win any crowd, this is a band on the rise.

 

Having touched audiences across the country – from Burlington, VT to Key West, FL to San Diego, CA – and with Novak playing more than 250 dates annually, the sound gets tighter with each show.

 

Jess Novak (violin, guitar, vocals, piano, percussion, looping) works with Byron Cage (Tommy Castro, Joe Louis Walker, Otis Taylor) on drums; Anthony Saturno (Atkins Riot) on electric guitar, Jabare Mckinstry (Chris Ames Band) on bass and Gavin George (Strange to Look At, BSG) on drums to create a powerhouse sound, often with Nick Fields on trumpet.

 

Novak’s work is being played on radio stations worldwide (WTYT 960, D.C. Coast to Coast, Women of Substance Radio, IndieOutbreak) and written about at home and across the ocean.

 

Novak has played such prestigious rooms as The Cutting Room (NYC), The Saint (Asbury Park) and Nectar’s (Burlington, VT), opened the 23rd Annual Chenango Blues Festival (with headliner, Ronnie Earl) and performed with groups and artists including Devon Allman, Tas Cru, Jimmy Hall, Ghost Town Blues Band and members of Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band.

 

Novak released her solo debut album, “Bad Habit”, in December 2013.

 

Her group, The Golden Novak Band, released their self-titled debut album in August 2014 and their follow-up, “Rodeo”, was released in October 2015.

 

The Jess Novak Band released “Inches from the Sun” on November 5, 2016. The album won a Syracuse Area Music Award for Best Pop in March 2017.

 

The band released a live album (Jess Novak Band Live at the Nelson Odeon) in June 2017 and released “Fireworks & Fairytales” in November 2017.

 

On December 31, 2018, Novak released “Fear is the Cage. Love is the Key.” a double-album featuring members of JNB. In October of 2019, Novak released “Rise” with Ben Wayne. The four-song EP features tracks recorded in Nashville, TN with some of the best in the business, including guitarist Jeff King, producer Bill Warner and songwriter Kirsti Manna.

 

Novak has played with projects spanning Ladies Night at the Palace (an all-women show) to Vinyl Albums Live to BeatleCuse, providing a strong musical background, easily adaptable to any situation or genre.

 

She’s been nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the Best of Syracuse competition four times and won the award in 2018.

 

She placed third in the 2016 Country Showdown sponsored by WOLF 92.1FM.

 

Her work spans hip-hop beats to throw-back soul to straight-up pop making for music that engages any listener.

 

Novak was also the cover girl for Syracuse Woman Magazine in September 2016. See it all here.

 

Novak also won the Indigo Productions Songwriter Series in Syracuse for her song “Rat a Tat” in July 2018.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

Life inspires me. Every day I find myself writing songs in my head based on a word I hear, a conversation I have, a movie I watch. There are so many stories to tell, so I feel constantly inspired all the time.

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Discuss how you develop your music style.

There are a lot of people I admire who can play songs just like they hear them. When they go to cover a song – they do it exactly like the original. I think that’s amazing – and something I can’t do. I can’t help but reinterpret everything I hear.

 

So, my style is based on my constant reinterpretation of everything. All the artists I love the most, idolize, want to be like – I feel like I’m just a reinterpretation of them, so my style is a big mix of characteristics drawn from so many places. The result is a style that’s all mine and I love that. Love it or hate it – it’s distinct and that’s what I want.

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Elaborate on multi-genre music.

I’m bored by albums that sound like one continuous song and so many artists are like that. Often, it’s because they’re encouraged to get a style and stick exactly to that, so fans know what they’re getting. That makes some sense as people like what’s familiar – but as a listener, I think it’s incredibly boring.

 

So, multi-genre music brings pieces of all different types of music and finds a way to make them work together and complement each other. This is especially at work in my band because everyone comes from a wildly different background.

 

My favourite part of making an album with them is the time we sit down, and everyone adds something, and the result is at least five different genres slammed together. You can’t duplicate that. It’s the energy of many people mixed together. I love it so much.

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Tell us the best means of reaching fans.

Being genuine. This comes across on all platforms. Whenever I post something, it’s because it’s important to me and I feel it’s necessary to share it. That’s usually pretty effective in reaching my fans.

 

Likewise, getting out and pounding the pavement is also effective. And when I do and I’m face-to-face with fans – I’m genuine and that’s still the best way to connect then, too. It’s easy to get caught up in the “most effective” platform, but really, I don’t think it matters. I think it comes down to what you’re sharing and how real you are whether it’s face to face or on any of a hundred social networks.

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Discuss the process involved in launching a musical career.

Endless work. Endless determination and tenacity. The process begins when someone tells you you’re good. Then you start playing, creating, being encouraged and you think it’ll just snowball into whatever you want. In some ways it does, or it did for me. Once the ball was rolling, I knew it wouldn’t stop. But it’s fuelled by my work ethic.

 

As you grow as an artist, in what you create, you have to grow as a businessperson, marketing professional, social media manger, booking agent, everything. The process is never-ending and limitless.

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Tell us how to develop a lyric to a full song.

You start with an idea. You have something to say. So, then you start deciding on how you want to say it. Will you tell a story, speak in metaphors, etc. Whenever I get stuck on a song, I just go back to beginning – what am I trying to say? What feeling am I trying to get across? I think if you stick to that, you’ll have better success.

 

I also feel the words and chords need to match, so that helps inform the lyrics. You’ll feel how things fit with the chords, the meter, and it usually comes together naturally. I think the more forced it is, the more you can tell. I’m always about being real.

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Tell us how you come up with a melody.

That usually just happens. When I have something to say, I have a mood in mind. That mood dictates the chords, the scale. Then you start trying melodies within that to build the song. Maybe there are people who do it in a more precise, mathematical way, but I’m all about letting it flow out of me.

 

I think we’re just vessels made to communicate something a little bit beyond us.

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Tell us your ideal type of recording studio.

If I could build it – I would want a huge room, preferably in a cabin in the middle of the woods where it’s totally peaceful and quiet.

 

I’m a big fan of recording live, but with isolation if possible, so a big room, with glass walls, so the band can see each other.

 

When you play live, that’s the energy. It’s the way everyone reads each other but can also close their eyes and feel the music, too.

 

And to be fully in the music, I need to be away from the bustle of life, so being away in the woods is like a dream for recording. In the woods – or at the shore in the winter when it’s peaceful and dead and you can go stare at the ocean anytime you need to restart.

 

For me, recording is intense. You need a place where you can really work and a place where you can really detach. For me, that’s nature – and ocean or woods/mountains are the best for it.

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Describe the factors you consider in a good song.

Soul. I don’t care about the style, the kind of lyrics, the instrumentation, the form, none of that.

 

The key to a good song, to me – is purely about if you can feel it and believe what the artist is communicating.

 

I’m a fan of very clear lyrics, but it isn’t necessary. For example, I love Gwen Stefani. So much of her early No Doubt songs are straightforward, and I love that. You can tell that she means it.

 

But I also love Conor Oberst and Bob Dylan who have very poetic ways of communicating things. And again – you can feel it – in the words, the delivery and the music.

 

I think once a songwriter gets rid of the notion that you need a certain formula to have a great song – the better you’ll be.

 

I have four-chord songs that kill every time. Then I have songs, I think, that are very in the Bob Dylan vein – that don’t have as much success.

 

The idea of a “good song” is difficult to describe because everyone has a different interpretation of that.

 

But I think if you’re real and communicate your soul – you’ve got it.

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Tell us how you impact your listeners with your songs.

Music has been such a gigantic part of my life, it’s overwhelming to hear how my songs affect people.

 

I’ve had lots of fans tell me the songs got them through a situation or they can’t stop listening to it because it strikes a chord with them.

 

I’ve had people tell me they’ve cried listening to some of my songs or performances. They FEEL something, which is all I’ve ever wanted to do – help someone feel something.

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Tell us about your working experience with producers and music directors.

I’m all about collaboration so I love working with producers and directors.

 

I love hearing the creative input of other people. It’s invigorating to me and I love it when I start with one idea and it transforms into something bigger and better.

 

Robyn Stockdale, who has done a lot of my album artwork, is a great example of this. I will give her the seed and she will make it bloom into a whole garden. That kind of collaboration is amazing.

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Tell us how you feel after the completion of a song.

Proud, but also aware that it’s just the beginning. I feel that songs are like kids. You have them, create them, and then they keep changing – becoming themselves. It’s amazing to see.

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Tell us your worst song and state the reason.

I’m critical of so many of my early songs because to me, now, I feel like they lack direction. I didn’t think them through enough to fine-tune certain aspects.

 

But, incredibly, some of them are STILL my most asked-for songs! So, it’s hard to say they’re bad when people still love them. That’s also why my answer to what makes a good song was so broad. You never know! And different things resonate with different people. As long as you’re being genuine, I think you’re onto something.

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Tell us what you will change in your music.

There is inevitable growth in my music all the time. You can’t help but keep learning new things and interpreting life.

 

I’d like to get more comfortable on guitar to expand what I can do instrumentally, and I think that will change my songwriting, as it has in the past. Every time you learn a new chord, a new instrument, you make another leap. It’s fun when that happens, like the beginning all over again.

 

So, I hope to keep growing and that will change what comes out musically.

 

I also hope to keep expanding my topics. It’s easy to write about yourself at the beginning – it’s what you know best. But it’s fun to expand that and write about books, characters, the world, imaginary situations to express an idea, etc. as you get better at communicating ideas.

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Tell us what is special about this release.

This song was inspired by Anna Kendrick’s Cup Song. Everyone kept asking me to play it and eventually I realized – it’s just words to a beat. I can do that.

 

So, I wrote this song when I was feeling a little mistreated by a potential boyfriend. It was my warning to him. The rest of the song was, again, the brilliance of asking my bandmates to contribute what they felt.

 

I remember Anthony, my guitar player, picking up a beer bottle when we played it at a gig and blowing into it. I freaked out and knew we had to add that to the song in the studio. It’s amazing how those brilliant little ideas come together. You have to trust your team. When you do – everyone gets better and the songs benefit.

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Tell us about your future goals.

I recorded in Nashville last year and I’m hoping that will help bring some new traction to my career.

 

Music is all about networking. I don’t need to be a household name, but I do want to share my music on a bigger level, play more shows to quiet, listening audiences, tour further, etc. I write music to be heard, so I want it to be heard on a greater level.

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Tell us how you overcome obstacles.

Music is one of the most infuriating businesses because there are absolutely no guarantees. There’s no ladder and when you stay long enough or work hard, you don’t just move up. And sometimes you watch people much newer, younger or maybe not as good as you fly beyond you.

 

The only way to overcome all of it is to stick to your belief in yourself and not give up. Every time I feel upset or frustrated, I use it as motivation to get better and work harder. I view every obstacle like it’s gasoline on my fire – not water.

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Elaborate on the song.

I feel like women are taught to tolerate more than they should have to…

 

This song is a declaration to be treated right. It’s also a warning – “don’t stand a chance, I start a fight.” It’s saying not to underestimate me and that I realize, “you’re full of (sh)it, just like everyone else.”

 

I’ve found myself in a lot of situations where the man thinks I won’t catch on to whatever the game is that he’s playing or that even if I do, I won’t call him out on it. Wrong.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.

The Jess Novak Band was a natural move from a previous band I had that used two last names from the group. I didn’t want people to get confused when I changed the name after that member left, so I kept it as simple as possible.

 

The name of the album, “Fireworks & Fairytales” is two of the song titles put together. The two songs speak directly to one another, so I thought it was a cool way to draw attention to both. I also loved the imagery that came with that and the wings on the cover demonstrate that fairytale aspect.

 

Jamie LeRose - Princess Cray

Jamie LeRose – Princess Cray

 

Jamie LeRose - Princess Cray

Jamie LeRose – Princess Cray

 

ARTIST NAME:  Jamie LeRose

 

SONG TITLE:  Princess Cray

 

ALBUM TITLE: Princess Cray

 

RELEASE DATE: November 18th, 2019

 

GENRE: Pop

 

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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.

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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.

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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 lyric, I write down ideas, that fit the song and form them into lyrics.

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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 performance in them from theatrical tracks to grand melodies.

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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.

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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 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!

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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.

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Tell us your future goals and how you aim to accomplish.

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.

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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.

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Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.

Never write a song with the goal of it being a hit. Just write.

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Tell us how you boost your performance.

I boost my performance by having confidence. When I step on a stage, I flaunt confidence.

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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.

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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.

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State your musical skills.

I am a singer, songwriter, and producer.

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Tell 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.;)

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Josef Salvat - In the Afternoon

Josef Salvat – In the Afternoon

 

Josef Salvat - In the Afternoon

Josef Salvat – In the Afternoon

 

Artist Name:  Josef Salvat

 

Song Title:  In the Afternoon

 

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Josef Salvat unveils an amazing music video for the song entitled ‘In the Afternoon.’

 

Josef thrills with his compelling vocal while the video is appealing.

 

The arrangement is outstanding and there is harmony between the vocal and the instrumentation.

 

The colour-grading is perfect, and the lighting is notable.

 

 

Andrea Mae Perez is the director of the video.

 

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A song, a video, a state of being. ‘modern anxiety’ serves as a postcard of Josef’s time away.

 

Josef burst onto the international music scene in 2014 with the dark, brooding electropop of ‘Hustler’.

 

He went on to release the critically acclaimed debut album Night Swim while quietly becoming an underground hero as a featured vocalist on tracks with the likes Gryffin and Tourist among others.

 

He has sold out multiple tours in the UK, Australia and Europe where he also scored a #1 airplay record with ‘Open Season’, a Gold record with ‘Diamonds’ and a gold album with Night Swim in France.

 

Salvat’s speciality is for electronic music with a human pulse, drawn in bold, technicolour stripes with indelible hooks and grown-up themes.

 

 

His music roams circuitously around his search for identity, never quite touching a conclusion which feels a whisper out of its author’s reach.

 

Lyrics:

You like your coffee black and your drinks strong

And I like you yeah

I like you

 

You like your hair pulled back and your nights long

And I like you yeah

I like you

 

So, stay for a while

I’m not busy if you wanted you could spend the whole afternoon

And if you get tired

I’ll cook you dinner and maybe you could spend the whole night too

 

Just let me know

What you want to do

What you wanna do

Love in the afternoon

Love in the afternoon

 

You like your oceans cold and your days hot

And I like you yeah

I like you

 

You don’t like politics, but you know a lot

And I like you yeah

I like you

 

So, stay for a while

I’m not busy if you wanted you could spend the whole afternoon

And if you get tired

I’ll cook you dinner and maybe you could spend the whole night too

 

Just let me know

What you want to do

What you wanna do

Love in the afternoon

Love in the afternoon

 

So, stay for a while

Please just stay for while

Oh, if you get tired

You could just stay for a while

 

Just let me know

 

What you want to do

Love in the afternoon (just let me know)

Love in the afternoon (just let me know)

Love in the afternoon

 

 

Mustard + Roddy Ricch - Ballin'

Mustard + Roddy Ricch – Ballin’

 

Mustard + Roddy Ricch - Ballin'

Mustard + Roddy Ricch – Ballin’

 

Artist Name:  Mustard + Roddy Ricch

 

Song Title:  Ballin’

 

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Mustard teams up with Roddy Ricch to drop an amazing music video for the song entitled ‘Balling.’

 

The delivery of words is outstanding while the beat is appealing.

 

Ballin’ video is top-notched, and the lighting is perfect.

 

The song is pleasing to the ears.

 

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The man born Dijon McFarlane, formerly DJ Mustard (just Mustard from here on out), is at his best on his third studio album, Perfect Ten. “My life is at a perfect 10 right now,” he told Apple Music’s Ebro Darden. “Sometimes I wake up and I be like, this can’t be true. I got three kids. I got engaged. My mom is good. I just bought my sister a house. I won a Grammy [with 10 Summers label signee Ella Mai]. Just period, my life.”

 

Perfect Ten’s 10 songs, then, are a reflection of everything in Mustard’s life in its right place. Throughout the project, there are numerous allusions to how this came to be, including the post-hyphy young California sound he pioneered (“Intro”), the ratchet R&B he perfected with Ella Mai (“Surface”), and another big-room crossover smash to add to his collection in “Pure Water.”

 

Frequent collaborators Ella Mai, YG, and Ty Dolla $ign are of course present, but so are curveballs like A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, and Future.

 

Closing out the album is a collaboration with the late fellow Angeleno Nipsey Hussle, which features the fallen hero philosophizing between the verses he spits over conspicuously drum-free production.

 

Hussle’s influence on Mustard went far beyond music, as he told Ebro. “I see a lot of people with ‘the marathon continues’ thing,” Mustard said, referring to Nip’s catchphrase. “The thing is, the goal is to keep it going. He was doing everything. When you really look at his life and what he’s doing, he’s doing it all. It’s up to everybody to keep that going and really lock into it.”

 

Justin Fancy - Long Time Comin’

Justin Fancy – Long Time Comin’

 

Justin Fancy - Long Time Comin’

Justin Fancy – Long Time Comin’

 

Artist Name:  Justin Fancy

 

Song Title: Long Time Comin’

 

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Justin Fancy is a homegrown east coast Canadian musician whose love for guitar was passed down to him from many influences including a beloved uncle at the tender age of 13.

 

Born and raised in Conception Bay South, Justin’s roots are firmly planted in the rocky Newfoundland soil with family hailing from Notre Dame Bay, specifically Change Islands and Fogo Island.

 

His passion to perform was cultivated during his summers spent in Lewisporte with family and friends, where his whimsical, musically inclined extended family would gather around him and his guitar and sing for hours.

 

Although he could play you just about any tune due to his phonological memory, Justin’s major musical influences lay primary in country and western musical genres, where the likes of Merle Haggard, George Jones, The Eagles, and Alan Jackson have inspired his personal songwriting.

 

 

His genuine demeanor and musical talents landed him a spot in Canadian Idol’s top 200 in 2008 and traveled to Toronto to compete with Canada’s best. This was a defining moment in his music career, which catapulted him to earnestly pursue a career in music.

 

Later that year, he started entertaining and singing all over Newfoundland and became a desirable man in George Street pubs and around the city.

 

When he landed a contract to perform on the Marine Atlantic Ferry in 2010, he met Gord Cormier, a music industry veteran who was kind enough to take Justin under his wing. He is forever grateful for the valuable insight and mentorship Gord has provided him over the years. That same year, Justin got his first taste of radio play with the release of his rendition of “Colleen Malone,” which still receives airtime today.

 

As an innate collaborator, Justin has been an integral part of several musical groups. After Canadian Idol, himself and 3 other contestants joined to form Caught in the Act, which toured Newfoundland for 2 years before pursuing individual careers.

 

 

Justin also had traditional Newfoundland and Irish roots and in 2014, himself and a good friend, John Dale, formed Eastern Passage, which released a debut album that same year. Their album was nominated for the Celtic/Traditional Album of the Year by MusicNL in 2015. Justin wrote one of the featured singles, “The Tide”, which is still played on the radio today. He also engineered and produced this album with bandmate, Steve Oakley.

 

His latest venture focuses on recording his first solo country album, which will include all original music and compositions. This project will highlight his lived experiences and feature songs he has written over the years.

 

All in all, Justin has had a longstanding, vested interest in the music industry. He is a well-connected and well-rounded individual who has turned his passion for singing and playing into an established career. His journey has been marked by music makers and storytellers who share his commitment to his craft.

 

His young daughter, Kayleigh, is an endless source of support and motivation, as well as inspiration to his music.