Jamil Houston (also known as Godssoneli) is an American singer- songwriter and beat maker from Atlanta, GA. He specializes in pop R&B, with a chill-electronic blend. His voice sounds like Eric Bellinger, John Legend and Maxwell. His music sounds influenced by The Dream, Kanye West, Rihanna, T-Pain and Usher.
Jamil Houston (also known as Godssoneli) is an American singer- songwriter and beat maker from Atlanta, GA. He specializes in pop R&B, with a chill-electronic blend. His voice sounds like Eric Bellinger, John Legend and The Weenknd. His music is influenced by artists and producers like H.E.R, Marvin Gaye, Max Martin and London On Da Track and Timbaland.
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Interview with Jamil Houston
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: 'Learning To Love Me' composed by Miles Kridech is a track I am proud of because it came from an authentic place in my heart. When I listen to the song stirs great reflection of where I have been and my expected going...and best believe...I am certainly going mainstream one day. I do enjoy collaboration, but do not miss your opportunity to work with me. I am surely next for mainstream and wish to create new stories with as many writers, beat-makers and producers as possible.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An alternative project with some friends from college who studies alongside me in Sound Design.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am honestly not yet experienced enough with Soundbetter to refer you to anyone else other than myself.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I am hybrid. I once had an analog synthesizer and it was fun...I also realized I can could save physical space and produce a similar sound with a plugin once equipped with the right knowledge.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The I will follow through to completion. I passionately cannot toip.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can I record a vocal to this style....My answer: "Give ,e a reference and I will match it as closely as possible,"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I have not thought about that thoroughly enough to give an authentic answer.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you consistently fair provide fair royalty and split agreements. I feel more comfortable in my writing when I know I am in a safe space soncering this area of business.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you reach out to me, know that I will do what it takes to meet your vocal needs, NO questions asked. This is my passion that does not leave me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My audio interface, a multi-plug adaptor, a portable generator, my laptop and mic set-up.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Singer-Songerwriter and beat-making...I have been doing this since I was t12 years old and have made many sacrifices to continue on. I refuse to be a starving artist because I do not believe it is essential to create when the life essentials are not taking care of....I use the Merelow's theory as a guide. Professionally, I seek a career in tech or sound design, but if If could quit it all for an effective, consistent and stable career as a songwriter, I passionately would!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful, intellectual, dreamy and creatively authentic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The Weeknd, Eric Bellinger and Billie Eilish...i choose these artists because they have reached a successful level of pop and individuality in their craft.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mixing is mono is powerful. It keeps me focussed on the basics...Volume leveling and panning.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Alternative R&B/Soul.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing, songwriting and mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring soul, high quality vocals, unequally versatile top-lining, professional mixing & sound design practice.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Singer-Songwriting and beat-making.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Interface: Apolooo Twin Duo X., DAW: Ableton Live 11 Suite, Mics: Shure PGA 27 & Shure SM58, Keyboards, Akai MPK Mini.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Eric Bellinger, Summer Walker, SZA, John Legend, and Beyonce.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting, Top-lining and beat-making collaborations.