Behind The Scenes
John Jerome Interview with Muzique Magazine
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
As far back as I can remember, I always loved music and knew that I wanted to be a musician. When I was a toddler I would run around the house imitating John Cougar with my tiny guitar, butt naked up and down the hallways of our home. As a teenager, I joined my first band as the bass player but I knew all the while I wanted to be a singer/songwriter and guitar player so that’s what I did.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
A lot of my style is based on what my Mom and Dad were listening to as I was growing up. My dad played guitar as well as harmonica and really got me going on bands such as The Beatles, the Eagles, Paul Simon, Willie and Waylon, and all the good stuff. As a teen, I enjoyed a lot of hip hop and alternative music as well and that comes out in some of my songs too.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
On my single “Im On My Way To Somewhere” and the subsequent songs on the album, I think we really found a great balance between all of my influences and strung them together for a cohesive experience that really captures the vibe of who I am.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
I think the biggest challenge for myself and indie musicians, in general, is trying to navigate a music industry that seems built for everyone to make money but the musicians. What I’ve realized is that I don’t love the industry but I truly love the music. I would be writing and playing regardless of success because it is what I love and who I am. My objective is to bring people together with song and love. There is nothing more important in life.
What are your plans for the near future?
In the future, I am really hoping to continue on this upward trajectory that we have created. Sell a million records or maybe 10 million. We are really keeping the bar high because we believe in this record and know that if we can be heard we can be successful.
How can fans find you?
I can be found on my Facebook
Or my Instagram @johnjeromemusic
Email is [email protected]
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
My suggestion for artists such as myself is to just be you. Don’t try and be anybody but yourself. You are good enough and you deserve the great opportunity. Let your fans know you appreciate and love them. No matter if it’s a million followers or just your mom.
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