Hey Jazz, how have you been?
I’ve been great thanks, still on a high from releasing the music video for my new single Warriors yesterday and seeing my friends Zkeletons perform at The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch. They’ve got so much energy on stage and are super fun!
Give us a little bio about you for readers who are new to you and your music.
Hey everyone! My name is Jazz and I love dogs and avocados and singing my heart out whenever I get the chance. The past 6 months have been abit of a whirlwind for me, I released my single Crush last November; it was placed in Spotify’s Chilled Pop Hits playlist and ended up hitting number 5 in UK Club Charts. Since then, I’ve been signed to Humble Angel Records and have just released my new single, Warriors. You can find all my songs on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and YouTube <3
You have released your brand new single ‘Warriors’, tell us more about it.
Yeah! I was inspired to write Warriors, cause last year was a pretty rough I think for all us. I wanted to write a song to remind myself and my listeners that no matter how difficult things can seem – if we stick together, support each other & focus on the positives in life – Things will get better
How long did it take to write?
A day to write and a week to perfect!
Tell us more about the writing process.
Warriors actually went through various stages; I initially wrote it by myself and although the lyrics were there – The song itself didn’t make me wanna strut down the street feeling all empowered which is TOTALLY what I needed haha. So then me, my producer and co-writer Louis started bouncing some ideas and beats around until we found something magical that really made us smile and jam out in the studio.
Tell us more about the recording process.
I recorded the track at Soho Studios, London and the recording process sort of went hand in hand with the writing. Usually I’ll come into the studio with a topline (lyrics and melody) and my producer and I will find a fitting production. For Warriors; we had the lyrics but it was really all about getting the feel in the production right and vibing off that.
You also released the video for Warriors, what was the inspiration behind it?
Yeah I released the music video yesterday, I’m so happy as it’s hit 15K views in 24 hours which is a first for me. The music video was directed by Joey Bevan, who just really gets my creative vision. I told him that I wanted a sort of 90’s inspired music video which resonated with the message of the song. From that, he came up with this seriously solid idea, sourced this epic abandoned oil refinery location & we were off! We all had such fun on set and I think you can really see that in the music video, which I love. It makes me smile every time I watch it.
Do you have any gigs coming up or maybe a tour of your own?
I’ve just finished my UK School & Colleges tour which was super fun, and now my team are in talks about organizing a UK tour. I also have a London show very soon:
Wednesday 18th April, The Old Queen’s Head, London, Tickets here
What else can we expect from you this year?
I’m currently at home writing for producers/other artists and might be working on a few features 😉 As for my own stuff, I might have a few more singles coming your way. Make sure you’re following my artist profile on Spotify keep up with my releases – https://open.spotify.com/artist/2uiFUbeyr7hVJrlnjolYct?si=51TMaizvSWqEtAZ95lcgAw
Would you be up for collaborating with new artists or bands, if so how could they contact you?
My collabs are pretty much sorted for 2018 but I’m always up for hearing stuff and having a a jam! Artists/bands can DM me their stuff on Instagram <3
What advice would you give to new artist or bands?
I would say for new artists/bands, to really spend some time making sure that your sound is something you’re super proud of before you put it out there.
For me, it’s really important that what I do and the artist I am is authentic and true to myself. I think you’ve really got to be your own biggest fan when it comes to being an artist; it’s a wonderful, exciting journey, but you can get so many rejections – So you really need to be your own cheerleader!
You come off tour;
1/ Where do you go
Home! There’s nothing I want more after being on tour than chilling with my family, a nice cup of tea and a lovely home-cooked meal (preferably a roast). I sort of go into child mode again
2/Who do you see
First stop, my mum and my sisters. Being on tour is such a huge, constant adrenaline rush, and afterwards I sort of need to be around people I love, trust and can completely relax around, to just come down and take everything in.
3/What do you eat?
Home food is THE BEST! When I’m on tour, food is never really a priority and you pretty much live on fast food haha. So it’s really lovely to come back to eating good old home-cooked stuff! My mum makes a pretty good spag bol and in general, she’s a massive over-feeder – One of her best qualities IMO :’D
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yeah hit up my Vero and Instagram accounts for my general life & new song sneak peeks, but if you throw me a cheeky hello on anything I usually respond 😉
Vero – Jazz Mino