Many artists find themselves wondering if their song is good enough. I help eliminate second-guessing and simplify the writing process so they can release their work confidently.
1. Let me know what you'd like, along with 2 songs that match the style and feel you're going for.
2. I'll send back the ways I can help.
3. You choose the best fit.
If you need multiple songs, or feel that pricing may be a roadblock, reach out to me and I'll find ways to make it work for you.
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Interview with JAYEM
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to treat your song as if it's my own. I am truly passionate about the process of songwriting and love creating memorable lyrics and melodies.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your vision for the song? What 3-4 songs that capture the vibe you're going for? Are you on a specific deadline?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a good idea for the direction you want to go with the song. The concept doesn't have to be specific, but the more specific you are in the direction you have in mind, the more it helps me craft lyrics personal to you. I find it best if you can provide me 3-4 songs that fit the vibe you're going for as well.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook Pro (with charger) / Maschine MK2 / Apollo Twin interface / Nuemann TLM 103 mic / Sennheiser HD reference cans
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been writing, producing and developing myself as an artist for a little over 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Drake meets The Weeknd with a touch of Post Malone.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with The Weeknd. It's crazy, when I listen to his music it's always seemed as if throughout every stage of his career, I've been in the same mental space as him. Have always had a special connection to his music, it sometimes feels like the lyrics in his songs were written by my souls energy.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more. I think that so many producers fall into the trap of (myself included at times) over producing a song to the point where the listener feels like they are drinking water out of a fire hose. If you listen to some of the best songs in Pop music today the production is simple and easy to follow for the listeners ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: For the most part I work on Pop music ranging with a sound similar to Post Malone, Drake and The Weeknd.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I've been told by my peers that I have a world perspective that's broader than most which helps me to craft songs that are relatable to the masses.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What I'm best at is creating ear worm melodies that resonate with the listener long after they listen.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For songwriting I usually listen to the beat a good amount of times before getting in the booth to get a feel for the best way to structure the lyrics in each section. I've found that if I initially freestyle whatever melody pops into my head (sometimes without words) it helps to bring out the best vibe for the song. After listening to the first pass, I usually know what changes need to be made to the melody, as well as start to write the hook. On the 2nd or 3rd pass is when I start going back in and filling in words to the parts of the melody that don't already have it. After I have something that feels complete, I usually will bounce it and go for a walk while listening to it on repeat. I find that the act of walking helps me to think more clearly and helps to objectively listen to what final changes still need to be made. After I iron out what those final changes are, I go back in and finish the job!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a simple home setup with a few mics, a usb interface, some monitors, and a Maschine MK2.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jeff Ellis is one of the most inspirational people I've worked with in my career - it's crazy that Channel Orange was the first project of his career and he's only gotten better and wiser since. If you have an opportunity to have a song mixed by him, DO IT. I'm constantly inspired by Frank Dukes and Louis Bell as well, both from the level of music they're making as well as some of the ways they're innovating the creation process. Kingsway Music Collection is an AMAZING resource for up and coming producers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm a storyteller. I have the ability to work with other artists to craft the lyrics and melodies that best tell their story.