What is your name?
I’m John Carvajal
What is your genre of music?
I don’t have a concise genre, my music is based on Neo Soul, R&B and Hard Rock with urban overtones like hip hop, trap and even reggaeton.
Give us a little bio about you.
I am from the municipality of Amozoc in the State of Puebla, Mexico, since I was 8 years old I have had a love for music but it was not until I was 14 that I started playing an instrument. I formed two bands with friends, with the first band we played covers of metallica, megadeth, slayer, black sabbath… etc, and with the second band it was how I ventured into the world of composition and original music, still in the same way metal, I was with them for a long time until I discovered that my true style was in genres like Neo soul and R&B, that’s when I wanted to turn the page and start my current project.
What made you go into music?
The passion that the instrument makes me feel, the adrenaline of being on stage and the ambition of rockstar life was what motivated me to follow this dream.
Who are your influences?
They range from Guns N Roses, Megadeth… but currently my influences lie in modern-era bands and guitarists like Tim Henson from Polyphia, Plini and Manuel Gardner from Unprocessed, I’m not going to lie to you, Bad is also one of my influences Bunny, J Balvin, among other artists of the urban genre.
Are you a signed?
Yes, I am currently signed by Anagrama Estudios, a label from the city of Puebla that has trusted me, my talent and my ambition to fulfill my dreams.
You released your new single ‘Nasty’, tell us more about the single and the meaning behind the song.
Nasty was born from wanting to experiment, my first two singles are merely in Neo Soul and R&B, with Nasty I wanted to get out of that zone and create something with more energy, that would make people move, I thought of it more for a party atmosphere, where people can be a completely different person than they usually are, hence the name too.
Describe the track in two words.
fun and daring
What was the writing and recording process like?
The main melody had been going around my head for days, one day I just sat down, took my guitar and put it out of my mind, the rest came out in the studio with my beatmaker. Recording it wasn’t as complicated as it happened with “Chanel” and “Deseo”, Nasty was one of those songs that just flowed.
Who did you work with on the single?
Like the other songs, with my beatmaker Marco Morales, he is the one in charge of giving the songs that urban touch. Also with my producer Alan González at Anagrama Estudios
Will we see a music video for ‘Nasty’ and if so what can we expect from the creative process?
Of course!! A Nasty video has been on my mind since the song was born, unfortunately there have been several setbacks that have prevented us from realizing it. As for the creative process, it will definitely be an entertaining and somewhat daring video like what 90’s Hip Hop stars like 50 Cent and Eminem used to do.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
Of course, I’m preparing enough music to make an album where I can put all my crazy ideas about combining both R&B, Neo Soul, Pop, urban and even Latin genres.
What else can we expect in 2022 and early 2023?
There is still one more single that is waiting to come out in 2022, I will be announcing it soon and I hope you can enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. 2023 will come with more music and even a small tour.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
With at least one nomination or my presence at the grammys, being part of a brand with a signature guitar and touring around the world, without a doubt I want to have a presence everywhere.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Never give up, there is always something more to discover”
“Feed your dreams until they feed you” this last one was told to me by a teacher in my third year of high school when I told him about my ambition and foolishness to become famous while he gave me the worst grade in his class hahaha he told me because he believed in what he was saying and to this day it has had a profound impact on me.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Picks, extra strings, remembering that I love what I do, keeping my goals in mind and a special model beer to motivate me 100 haha
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Here you can find all my networks