JeanPaul - 10 Questions Music Interview
JeanPaul is an artist from Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He began singing and performing in church at a young age and, by the age of 15 her was releasing his own music. His unique, edgy rap style blended with his blue eyed, soulful pop singing and a natural songwriting ability come together to create a fresh, fun, and exciting sound. As an artist, JeanPaul strives to innovate and captivate with each song and performance. His primary goal is to deliver authenticity and inspiration.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
Music has always been an experience to me. I’ve always felt like I “feel” songs rather than “hear” them. I fell in love with the process of feeling and discovering through creative art and that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Meeting Nawlage in the studio and meeting Andre Merritt.
What has been the high point of your music path?
I feel like it’s all a high point. Certain moments stand out, of course, but this is what I love to do. So therefore every moment I get to keep doing it feels like a blessing and I’m grateful in that moment.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I feel like my creative process is wavy. I just live life and creation is a part of that. When it hits, it hits and I’m in there. When it’s slow, it’s slow and I allow myself to focus on other things. Regardless, I’m always working. My approach is stay sharp and when the stars align, capitalize.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
Every indie artist has their own path and their own challenge. The biggest challenge facing every artist, indie or not, is themselves. We can’t really ask the industry to change anything, but what we can do is build to a point where we have influence and make the changes we would like to see. That’s the challenge and the fun of the game!
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Tie. Drake and J. Cole. I used to watch Drake performances over and over and imitate every word; and I’ve been to more J. Cole shows than any other artist. Both are absolute stage legends, you can feel their energy no matter what seat you have in the house. I’ve studied and learned a lot from both.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
Repetition, repetition, repetition. Practice makes confident and confident makes successful.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
That’s tough. I’ve written a lot of songs. I feel like every song is a challenge of its own. Sometimes the challenge is finding the right word, sometimes it’s the right melody or cadence, the right flow. So it’s hard to pick just one, but every song is a challenge that we as artists enjoy and grow through.
What's coming up in the future?
Everything. We’re going as far as God allows us to go.
Tell us where fans can access your music?
Check out my latest release “Dreams Don’t Die” on Soundcloud.