What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Psychedelic pop/alt indie
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m a songwriter based in the southwest of England, I’m mostly obsessed with older music, but in general I love music that is clever and catchy!
What made you go into music?
It’s been a lifelong obsession, I was around 3 or 4 years old when I got the bug. The alarm clock went off in the morning and a song was playing (Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing).. I was still asleep, and the song filtered into my dream, in which I was playing and singing the song. I woke up while the song was still playing and I’ve not been the same since, when other kids wanted to be Batman or Wonder Woman, I wanted to be a musician.
Are you signed?
Nah, DIY baby!
You released your new single ‘King Godzilla’, tell us more about the single.
It’s a funk inspired track, with loads of disco elements, which wasn’t intentional but I’ll take it! It all came from messing around with a drum loop and some congas, then a clavinet riff emerged and the rest sorta just fell out of my ass to be honest.
What is the meaning behind the single?
It’s about identity, I was in a period of my life when I was questioning who I am, then I hit a point where I decided it doesn’t really matter anyway, it’s mostly all just a product of my own view of myself and my own conditioning, I became more interested in focusing on the present moment, and just trying to be a kinder human in general.
What was the writing and recording process like?
I recorded most of the instruments myself, I’ve been involved with bands for years, and over lockdown I was really interested to find out what a project would sound like if it was just me, which lead me down a pop infused rabbit hole.
Describe the track in two words.
Who did you work with on the single?
I produced it, wrote it, played all the guitars, bass, synth and all the vocals. Katie May from Real World studios engineered it, Callum Moloney played drums, Dan Lewis Neale played percussion, Owain (Big Wayne) Coleman played electric clavinet and the artwork for the single was done by my mates Elliot Carey and Isaac Watson.
Will we see a Music video for single ‘King Godzilla’, what can we expect from the creative process?
You can, Jono Kamester is an old school friend and animation wizard and has worked his magic on a little music video.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, can you give us a teaser of what to expect?
Wait and see is all I can say at this point (wink wink).
Do you have any live shows or a tour coming up and if so let us know where we can catch you at?
Shows will come, but for now, I’m focused on releasing the music and getting the project out there.
What else can we expect in 2022?
You can expect a lot, a lot of which is currently under wraps… for now…
Will we see any collaborations and if so, can you tell us more about them?
I collaborate all the time, but mostly with photographers, designers, film makers and animators… no musical collaborations are in the pipeline yet, but who knows!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Older, hopefully somewhere sunny… but I’m more interested by right now to plan that far ahead!
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Go with the flow mannnn… Be here now tends to float around in my mind… and no, not the Oasis album, definitely not the Oasis album.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
I guess I can never not notice the gear the band are using, I’m a bit of a gear nerd! The rest is the performance, the drummer, the imperfections that make it so perfect, and of course, the person in front of me who won’t stop looking at their phone screen, whoever you are, keep up the good work, just look up once in a while, you are really missing out haha!
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
I do, you can find everything on www.jamiebeale.com.