Jason, tell us a little more about how you first got into music.
At the age of seventeen, I started dancing and it was then when I first fell in love with music.
I was part of an entertainment dance crew where I performed and competed in front of young audiences who shared a love for dancehall music as well.
Seeing how much people enjoy music and how it makes them feel, I thought how gratifying it would be for them to dance and be entertained by my own music, so I became inspired to write my own songs.
What does your creative process look like when it comes to writing songs?
Pretty much how I do it is, I will listen to a beat I like and start to think of places I would love to be, while mentally transporting myself out the country with a glass of my favorite wine on hand.
I think about people, places, stories, sounds, colors, pretty much anything with positive vibes that I can translate into fun and meaningful lyrics.
What would you say to any aspiring artists who look up to your work?
I would tell them to be bold, have fun, stay consistent and have thick skin, because your style of music may not appeal to everyone, so don’t be afraid to put your music out there.
And last but not least, learn the industry and how to promote yourself, you don’t need a record label to succeed.
Do you have anything new or upcoming we can expect to see from you?
Yes, my new single, “Rush” hosted by Ne-Yo, which I’ll be dropping on March 5th.
Also the upcoming release of my “Rush” video, which I shot last month in Phuket, Thailand.
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