Jaypeakk! We’re loving the vibe you created in “All the Time”! How did you come up with the concept behind the story in this tune? How would you describe the story you’re telling?
Honestly, the song was completely composed in like 3 hours. I had this instrumental a producer sent to me; Ideas were rushing in my head the first time I listened. I couldn’t immediately start writing and composing due to a full-time job I had, but I was vibing to the instrumental the whole time and noting down Ideas I had bit by bit; Until the Weekend came. And I finally had some free time. So the song was Completed that same weekend. The whole plot behind the story came about due to the Realization of the fact that although I was doing my possible best at the time to earn someone’s love; it wasn’t just enough and there’s a lot of room for me to do more than the effort I put in at the time.
This tune has a super modern feeling to it, how did you create those attention-grabbing synth sounds? What about your vocal sound? There’s a cool almost autotune like effect on it that’s quite musical.
That though; Big ups to my producer and sound engineer who worked on the mixing and mastery of the track. The producer had already made a gem and I only needed to complement with great properly laid vocals as I did. So my production team actually deserves the most praise for that; Because it’s majorly due to the part they played and nice vocals from me too.
How would you describe your musical style? It’s got a really cool mix of R&B and hip-hop, do you have any idols that you look up to that helped inspire the sound of you? Do you have anything else that inspires you?
The sound and style is Pop. As a young 4 years old kid in the early 2000s. I grew up heavily listening to the songs that were trending then at the time. I had quickly discovered It was soothing listening to those types of songs. It was during this period I first truly fell in love with music. I listened to a lot of songs growing up but couldn’t yet know or tell who sang what at that age. Celine Dion was the first singer I could recognize for her songs when it was played. I later discovered a Michael Jackson collection CD which I loved right away when I played it. At the age of 9, I had a reconnection with Hip-hop, R&B, and rap from the early 2000s which I had grown up listening to. I could recognize particular songs made by respective artists. And I fell deeper in love with the songs and most especially artists who made them. Artists like 50 Cent, Eminem, Sisqo, Usher, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, etc really Inspired and heavily influenced my taste for good music at the initial stage. I knew and appreciated more and more artists and their art as I grew. Right now Drake inspires me a lot. Big ups to the father of Afrobeat; Fela Kuti and present-day superstar of the Afrobeat Genre; Wizkid. Their life story is inspiring and a big motivation for me
It’s really exciting to hear about the distribution deal you have with Chaos Music! How did that whole deal happen? How did you feel when you found out they wanted to distribute you?
One day I was watching a YouTube video on how indie artists could get their music heard. I heard about this music website where Labels, influencers, and music bloggers actually were actually seeking indie artists to collaborate and do business with. I signed up on the site and submitted my song to like 20 different record labels, music blog sites, and internet radio stations. I got so much positive feedbacks but Chaos Music was the only one that showed interest in going further and doing business. It was soothing and really a good feeling to have a Label show interest in helping put my music out there.
From starting out at 9 years old, do you see a certain trend in how you write music? What are some ways that you have seen yourself grow as an artist? Do you have any goals that you are aiming to achieve as you grow further? What’s next for you?
As a young adolescent, most of the time I didn’t like anyone figuring out or knowing what I was thinking in my mind; Even though I cherished and always appreciated the chance to successfully express myself. So I soon discovered writing of my ideas as a great hobby. The fact that I’ve become more proficient when it comes to composing melodies, rhythm. I’m still fine-tuning my sound not because I’m not good enough but due to my awareness that I can do better So I’m always working to be a better version of my self all round in all aspects. I’m currently working on an extended play record that’s dropping late this summer. I hope and truly believe 2 -3 songs from that record blowing up will launch me into the limelight. I And my team is currently working on publicity and creating much awareness as possible for my EP which will be out towards the third quarter of this year.
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