JLM - 10 Questions Interview
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
Basically my dad was a musician, and I followed in his footsteps. I always was different person growing up, so my music really reflects that.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Once, when I was on tour with my previous band, we had a fan jump off of our tour bus and almost shattered his ankle, that was insane.
What has been the high point of your music path?
I haven't hit it yet! But I would say just the positive interaction with potential JLM fans!
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
Usually, I write whatever I'm feeling. JLM doesn't have a genre, I just make songs as I feel.
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?
Getting your music out there.
You need to have money, and everyone that wants to "share" your music is looking for it. I would say let's let artists get paid more say they can do this more often.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Tyler, the creator or Oliver Tree, those guys seem like a good hang.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I have backing tracks and then I have a whole performance lined up with my band. Rehersals always start with a beer, but end in being covered in sweat. I'm always giving it my 110%, always.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Nuclear was a pain to write, because it is such a different song to write. But the most difficult song to write, is always the first song you write, which was "only 3 minutes to live", which hasn't been released yet.
What's coming up in the future?
I'm changing up my look and genre a bit, gonna focus more on a joji/billie eilish vibe, but I will still keep an ambigious genre for sure :)
Tell us where fans can access your music?
One of the most hard-hitting Electronic Hip-Hop songs of the decade. JLM brings the heat with his 4th release, "Nuclear".
ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, August 6, 2021, Singer, songwriter, and producer JLM releases his 4th single entitled "Nuclear" (feat. Taylor Barber), which is out now along with the music video. "Nuclear" brings the heat with its mash-up vibes of electronic and hip hop, with a dash of hard-hitting electronic metal/dubstep. Unexpected feat. Taylor Barber, who is most known for his metal band "Left To Suffer", leaves listeners in shock after hearing how he transforms this track from 0-60, all with one scream. This track pushes genre boundaries and is a fresh switch-up of what people are currently listening to on a day-to-day basis. JLM's music is a perfect blend of chill, rock, hip-hop, and dubstep/metal vibes. "Nuclear" was originally written by JLM but was co-produced by Tyler Kimberly. The song is available now on all digital streaming services.
From being buried alive to being hung upside down to shaving his head, JLM is always trying to push each music video's boundaries on how we entertain our fans. The music video for "Nuclear" depicts the meaning behind an artist and what needs to be done to make it into this industry.
JLM says "In order to make it as an artist, you can't just drop a stone into the pond and expect it to make a big splash. Think bigger. You almost have to drop a nuclear bomb, to shock and entertain your audiences, and that's what I'm doing with the song "Nuclear". Who else can say they had a death metal vocalist on an electronic track?"
JLM has been releasing hit after hit, with his latest single "Addicted", which debuted last month and has already reached over 10,000 listeners. Don't be late for JLM's "Nuclear" release, which releases Friday, August 6th
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