BORN AND RAISED IN NEW YORK CITY ‘JANE HONOR’ TALKS TO US ABOUT HER MUSIC. WITH A POP-FOLK / ROCK INFLUENCE JANE GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON HER NEW SINGLE ‘SUNSET TO LONDON’ AND MORE. READ IT HERE.

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What is your name?
Jane Honor

What is your genre of music?
Pop with folk/rock influence

Give us a little bio about you.
I’m Jane, born and raised in New York City. I started singing and writing my own songs at the age of 8. I have been performing my entire life, and started out by doing open mics in NYC. Since then, I have performed at the world famous Apollo Theater. I’m currently a student at USC Thornton School of Music and live in LA. I continue to write, produce, and collaborate.

What made you go into music?
When I was really young, my mom introduced me to 70s rock music like Fleetwood Mac and Elton John. I appreciated the lyrical depth and intricate melodies opposed to the 2010s pop I was listening to at the time. The emotion the music brought me inspired me to write songs of my own. Song writing has become my superpower and my greatest joy in life.

Who are your influences?
Regina Spektor, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Ray Lamontagne, Fleetwood Mac

Are you signed?
No!

Your new single ‘Sunset To London’ is set to release, tell us more about the single.
I will say it’s very different from my previous releases. It is a sound I’ve always wanted to try out. It’s heavily inspired by Elliott Smith, one of my biggest song writing inspirations. This is also the first of my releases that is a co-write. Most of the songs that I co-write are pop songs that are meant to pitch to other artists. It was really cool to make something I’m so proud of through collaboration.

What is the meaning behind the single?
The single is about wanting to run away and be free of any stress or limitations. It is also about getting away from a specific person that you just can’t shake. It was very therapeutic and fun to write this song.

Who did you work with on the single?
I co-wrote this track with Matty Carlock and he produced it as well. It was mixed by Pete Andrews and mastered by Dan Shike.

Describe the track in two words.
Freeing, hypnotic

What was the writing and recording process like?
The writing and recording process was entirely virtual. Matty and I were set up to write by a mutual friend and we finished the song in an hour or two over a zoom call. It was one of the easiest sessions I’ve ever been in. After writing the song, we knew it was something worth pursuing so I recorded the vocals from home, sent them to him, and virtually had it mixed and mastered. I’ve also never done a song completely virtually, so this was a great experience.

Will we see a Music Video and if so what can we expect from it?
There will not be a music video for this one, but there may be another track soon!

Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
There is an album on the way! I won’t reveal the title just yet, but it is filled with songs you’ve heard and songs you haven’t. It is super close to my heart and I am proud of how honest and vulnerable I am in this record.

What else can we expect in 2021?
More singles and music. I’ve been working so hard. Recording dozens of demos, and picking the best ones for my upcoming record. I’m so excited to share what I’ve been working on.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
My dream is to live in a little house with flowers right outside a big city. Writing and playing music all day. Ideally, I would love to have a publishing deal or record deal to pursue music fully.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“K.I.S.S. Keep it simple stupid” -Michael Scott

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
5 things I can’t forget are:
Water (it’s happened)
Lyrics
Hairbrush
Chapstick
And most importantly… confidence.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you
Yes!
Instagram
Tiktok
Facebook

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