RIAA 2x Platinum Producer and Songwriter. I specialize in bringing honesty to music. Bringing the right emotional state to the music and the know how for each genre is what makes me a unique prospect in the industry. Click the "Contact" button and let's Produce/Writeyour project!!
JARREL THE YOUNG BIO
Toronto-based songwriter and multi-platinum producer Jarrel The Young is a powerhouse in the music world. Working with an array of high profiled artists, Jarrel's musicality is something to be in awe of. Following the release of his Virtue 1 EP and visuals for “One Step” earlier this year, Jarrel is preparing to release the rest of the Virtue EP Series.
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Interview with Jarrel Young
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first platinum hit; Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy. It showed me that I can achieve anything I put my mind to. I produced/wrote/sampled on the song
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own album and Songs for placement in South America
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. Its all about instincts. Digital is close, but not giving me the gut punch that good analog gives me.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will walk away with a better value then you paid for
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The better I get at music the more spiritually connect I feel. Its like church to me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm one dimensional.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Mainly what their inspirations are in general and for the work that they need done.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always trust your instincts. Just remember that the price doesn't always equal the value
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: ELAM 251. Neve Pre. Les Paul. Piano. Audio Card/Laptop
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started making music on an MPC and MV 8000 with my best friend in university. Then when I got Reason 3.0 I've been hooked and never looked back. I worked at a studio in Toronto freelancing before I got the opportunity to intern for Henry Walter (Cirkut) at dreamhouse. I began by recording demo singers on his beats, but then I quickly realized I still wanted to make music and not just record it. From there I worked with several artists and started to join them to trips to LA and NYC to meet with labels. I became exposed to a new crowd and started sending beats to publishers. Me and my production partner at the time also created our EDM band Young Wolf Hatchlings around that time and we started doing remixes on soundcloud. In 2014 we signed a Singles Deal with Universal, and then in 2015 we signed an Album deal. Shortly after our first Platinum hit with Fall Out boy was also getting released. From there I wrote often in LA and NYC but was not able to find the right chemistry to make YWH last. In 2019, I began my solo career and have been working in London England, NYC, LA re-establishing myself in the music industry. When covid hit, it gave me the chance and space to focus on building my artist brand and start expressing myself again.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Alternative Black Music
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jai Paul. Because he seems to have no limit to where his sounds will go. I still don't even know where I would start if I wanted to sound like him. I would love to learn from his mentality around making music, and how he always pushes the sonic boundaries.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Become Proficient. Understanding your tools and implementing them quickly will save time, help to build a style and help you save your creative juices.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, or alternative RnB
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I know how to pull emotion out of the existing sounds. My harmonic instincts and love for many genres of music allow me to push and pull the listener as needed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in the heart of downtown Toronto at DreamHouse Studios (The Weeknd, Daniel Ceasar, Strumbellas). I have a production room with my computer (Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, FL Studio, Ableton), an elite recording chain (Neumann m 149, Great River Pre amp, LA-2A) and DJ equipment. I also share access to the main room of the studio where we have a live floor, control room and an amazing gear set up. (10 Neve 1073, GML Mastering EQ, Pultec Compressor etc.) The studio vibe is built on community and we tend to rely on each other to keep the energy high.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Great guitar players always inspire me. When they bring their own style to a session they can instantly make something to can grab the whole room. I'm also very inspired by a great mix engineer. Those who have figured out their sound and can create experiences for the listeners always impress me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting and Vocal Production. Because I've worked in many different genres and in different capacities I have a wide range of high level experience. That experience is often used to guide artists and collaborators to get the best takes and it also can get them across the finish line when a helpful boost is need most.