We were recently given the chance to catch up with artist and song writer J-Town. We took the opportunity to find out a little more about his new album – how he feels about the music, what his creative process is like, and what’s coming up for him in the near future. Here’s how it went.
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Your album came out just recently. How easy was it for you to choose the songs that would feature on the album; is there an overall concept, or is it more about how the project sounds to you when played or performed in full?
The name of the album is titled My Innervisionz and the concept behind it is what I want in life and what I’m going to do to achieve those goals and to also show others to always follow your Innervisionz and do whatever it takes to get there.
Which song are you the most proud of or do you feel the most connected to, and why?
The song I am more proud of and more connected to is All On Me because this is something I am going through now and I’m sure there’s a lot more people in the same position as me. I have a son that I’m trying to give a better life than I had and right now me and his mother aren’t seeing eye to eye now so right now him and my family are my only motivation and I’m tired of seeing my mother and family struggling so I’m going to do my best to make sure I don’t see them or me struggle anymore. So it’s All On Me right now and they’re depending on me.
Your father was a singer and guitarist; what sort of music did he play, and what are some of your earliest musical memories – in terms of gigs, or artists and genres you’d listen to as a family?
Well actually I never heard the story from my father, I got the story from my uncles and aunties and they were telling me how my father was always on the radio in different cities in Haiti where he was born and my mother was also singing with him as well. I never really got to know my father like that personally.
What’s your creative process like – how do you begin when writing a new track, and do you ever struggle to come up with something you’re happy with?
Well, when I’m working on a song I always listen to beat over and over again until it gets stuck in my head, and just go in the booth and just come up with a hook first and freestyle it to see how it would sound and correct everything I say so it can make sense and when that is done I go straight to my verses, so it usually takes me a good 30 min to come up with a good hook.
Is there any genre you haven’t experimented with yet but would like to?
Yes, Rock. I would like to mix it with some nice smooth R&B, Pop and EDM.
What can audiences look forward to for the remainder of the year – any shows coming up, new releases or collaborations?
Well right now I’m still working on my album and releasing a couple of singles. You guys can also check out my singles I have out now on YouTube such as The Ghetto, Aye Zoe and The Way You Are. I’m also about to release a new song called All On Me we’re going to be working on the video next weekend, and as for collaborations I still haven’t found anyone big to collab with at this moment but hopefully in due time God will bless me to work on a project with someone well known.