Multi-Genre Mixing Producer/Singer/Songwriter are rare to find in this era. As I did for many artists in the industry I would like to give your song or project that emotions, feeling or vibes it might be missing all in staying original,fresh and dope as well.
My name is J.R.N but referred as The Soul-Man because of the way I get people attention.
Raised in New Orleans, Louisiana music have always been part of my life. Mother was a gospel singer at the local church down the block and father was a multi talented musician in his younger days so I basically grew up listening to everything from gospel,jazz,R&B-soul,reggae etc...
I've expended my catalogue to rap and others genres which makes me versatile when it comes to writing lyrics. I can pretty much work with all genres but fell in love with R&B-Soul and Hip Hop.
Over the years I've have the chance to work with a few major artists in the music industry and mostly upcoming artists with indie labels, they've helped me shape and expanded my horizon in different sounds and types of artists.
My work have helped get a grammy nomination in 2016 with one of the major artist I work for.
All you really need to know about is I take my creative process seriously and take pride in writing songs,melodies or mixing vocals.
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Interview with J.R.N (The Soul-Man)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Guylaire Leon one of the best singer/songwriter in the music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Lyrics and mixing vocals, being able bring them alive through sound waves.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I can't explore all genres and be the best at it. The music industry tried to box me in but I am ready for all genres of music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It might sound arrogant to some but I can explain more in person but (Do you believe in music ? Because I AM MUSIC !!!!)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Studio set up and books is all I need
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am gonna stay simple on this question and say 3 things: Vibes, emotions and making sure you feel every vibrations being sing on the record.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Due to confidentiality I cannot disclose the artist name but worked on 2 albums in the past and this year. Only had a small part (helped with chorus on both albums). The feeling is amazing, feel like I'm on the right path with on this music journey.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on my second project should be out in September. Promise I will share with my clients.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both are important. Gives you a different experience.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality and emotions
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this since 11 but really took it serious when I turned 21. I am 25 now ! and God as bless me with a lot of writing,networking and singing gigs.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Vibey and keeping it simple I always write song in a listener perspective because if it's trash nobody would listen to it.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I wish Michael Jackson was still alive, the way he used to make the world dance while giving you a storyline to listen or watch will always amaze me. As of right now I love working with upcoming artists.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do not overload your song, simple and clear is better.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop and R&B-Soul
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Strongest skill is melodies and being capable to write something everyone can relate too.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It really depends, sometimes I start with the lyrics or melody and other times I already have a concept in mind as soon I start playing the instrumental, recently found myself writing songs without instrumental and being able to fit them into a song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Right now it's pretty basic home studio with software like Logic Pro x but recently invested into a bigger studio space with my friends so stay tuned !!!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The list is long but I would go with Lyfe Jennings,Lauryn Hill and Michael Jackson those artists inspire and keep inspiring me on this music journey.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I love all types of genres but the most I've been asked to work on is R&B and Hip Hop. I would love to work on pop or EDM also