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Jogee With a G

Jogee With a G is a talented artist who I came across and totally dug with this artist was doing and had to interview him

1. How did you get into music?

I downloaded FL Studio when I was 13 and ever since I never stopped writing

2. What inspired the album ‘Greenery’?

Greenery is mainly inspired by events that happened in my life. I’ve been moving a lot and that allowed me to grow. The album is all about growth and self development

3. Were you happy how it has been received?

So far I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback. The tracks that I thought would be the hardest for people to appreciate were the ones that people liked the most and that was a very interesting experience.

4. How does song writing start for you?

I’m never really not writing. I’m always thinking of concepts as I go about my day to day life and when I feel like I have something worth sharing I put it down on pen and paper

5. Where do you get your inspiration from?

Mostly my contemporaries. I feel like with music people tend to idolize people that were making music a few decades ago, but there’s some really good fresh stuff out there. The classic do deserve some respect and recognition but there are artists working night and day in the scene today who are limitlessly talented.

6. Has your songwriting changed from when you were starting out?

I learnt a lot more about music theory so my songs got a little more technical, and it’s only getting better from now.

7. What has been the best piece of advice you have given about your music career?

Never give up. It’s plain and simple

8. How did the song ‘Salmon’ come about?

Salmon is about a good old friend of mine who turned out to not be so good. We were very tight so cutting each other out of our lives felt very weird, it was almost like a breakup hahah!

But really Salmon is just me processing this whole situation out and saying the things I couldn’t say to his face.

9. What do you love about your local scene?

It’s so diverse and that’s the best part about it. I moved to Toronto not too long ago and I’m honestly overwhelmed with the amount of creativity going around. People are making music in all sorts of ways, anything from noise scapes to sad boy rock bands and it’s all very high quality.

10. Do you have set theme for your music or does it go with the flow and changes?

Usually I work with a theme but it tends to deviate a little here and there but in the end I always try to tie it all up together if the songs are all part of the same project.

11. Do like to write with out inspiration or distractions or do you need a bit of both?

I need a bit of both, I feel like distractions helps me tap into my subconscious a little bit while being in my quiet space helps put things down in the most clear way possible.

12. How important is having a plan in place for your music?

Since my musical background stems from music theory and not playing physical instruments planning and mapping what the song is going to sound like is the only way I make music. I envy people that can just spontaneously pick up the keyboard and start playing it without thinking, but I’ve learnt to love my method

13. How important is your brand Jogee With a G?

Branding is not as important to me as it should be. At the end of the day I just want to make music and I want it to be heard. Even if I’m writing for other people I’m just glad that someone’s listening to something I worked hard on. Having a brand surely aids with that but I’m still trying to feel like a business man rather than a hopeless romantic.

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