Excited to see what is in store for you this year, Jay!!
Hi Jay White! Thanks for being here today!
Is it harder to write or produce a song?
It's harder to produce a song. I'm inspired by any and everything, so I can just write about any and everything. Production requires another level of meticulous thinking and planning depending on how the message needs to be conveyed.
Do you ever experience writer's block? What do you do to get over it?
I've never experienced writer's block before (knock on wood). I truly feel like as long as there's life, there is always something to be inspired about.
What is your musical background? Who or what got you into wanting to make music?
Well, I grew up in the church. Gospel music is my background. My dad is a gospel legend in his own right and my number one influence. He also pastors a church in Brooklyn, NY. I got to witness him be great my entire life and I had that same fire and desire. Every time he opened his mouth to sing, every time he sat down to play, somebody was bound to be blessed.
What is your favorite thing about performing live shows?
My favorite thing about performing live is the human reaction and spontaneity. I love not really knowing what's going to happen. You just come as a vessel ready and willing to pour out whatever you have to offer. Of course, you have your blueprint, but you're open to the possibilities of something special taking place. Something totally unique to that specific audience.
Do you have a favorite song to perform or that you are looking to performing?
At this point in time, I'm just excited to perform anything I can. I will rock "mary had a little lamb"
to pieces right now. lol
What kind of music are you listening to right now?
As far as what I'm listening to right now, I'm listening to everything on the radio right now just to keep my ears open. I'm in a space where I interested in what inspiration I can gain from my peers so I'm checking everything I can. Shazam... locked and loaded!
Do you listen to any podcasts that are related to music? If so, which ones?
No not at all actually. My podcasts are usually comedic or lecture-based.
What is next for you?
Well, as far as I know, more music. I just released a single called "This Moment" on 2/12. It's been exciting to watch people really gravitate to the message in that song. I'm finishing up the next single to be released sometime in March. Also, I launched my "Jay White and Friends" performance series this month. I'll be releasing a video from that series as well in March, on Youtube and Instagram TV.
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