RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW AMERICAN BAND JANE N’ THE JUNGLE
Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
From an early age, I knew I wanted to do music. My parents told me I could sing before I knew how to talk. I had a speech problem growing up and singing was something that came easier to me. From kindergarten on I would tell everyone I wanted to be a rockstar, it was just something that was always in me.
Introduce us to you and your musical history.
My name is Jordan White the lead singer of the band. Brian Dellis and I went to school together from Kindergarten through High School and connected after he attended one of the acoustic shows I had in 2013. After the show he asked if I wanted to start a band, and soon after we formed a garage rock band that many years later turned into Jane N’ The Jungle.
The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?
We try really hard to always keep improving our craft and it makes it fun to keep striving to do better. It feels like growing pains and is not easy. It means the world to us to receive feedback regarding our growth. Our live shows keep improving and getter bigger so we feel we are doing something right.
How have your song writing skills developed over time?
I think the perspective changes a bit but the writing skills really hasn’t changed much for me.
I’m seeing a lot of debate about females not feeling safe at music gigs, any thoughts on what we need to do to help?
This makes me sad because I don’t think anyone should have to feel unsafe at gigs. I think it helps to go with a group or have a friend with you. I think people need to be kinder and look out for one another at shows to help build the community and keep gigs safe.
As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?
Be authentic and keep creating content, art, music etc. You have to put in the work and it will slowly pay off.
What’s your thought on Spotify’s monopoly on the music industry?
I think you have to work hard to get Spotify listeners coming to listen to your music from other sources than finding you on Spotify.
You have to try to build a natural audience on your own and not assume Spotify is going to do all the work for you.
Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?
Not really, I feel like I made useful purchases that I still use like gym equipment and vitamins, LOL!
Tell us something about you people would be surprised about.
The first job I had was as a Lifeguard. I also worked at the Hollywood Bowl, Macy’s, Jamba Juice, and a couple of restaurants.
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
We don’t sound like anyone else and have developed our own authentic sound.
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.
“Raw As A Jewel” is about giving in to your desires and baring it all.
It’s our first single released on Cleopatra Records and we are really excited for you guys to hear it!
Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.
You just have to let it flow, sometimes too much thought ruins the natural creative process. Often times I don’t know what I am even talking about until we recorded the song. I try not to judge the music and let it come together organically.
What was the recording process like?
We recorded this song with Chuck Alkazian at Pearl Sound Studios in Canton, MI earlier this year. It always feels like a blur when I look back at the recording process. We get a lot of work done in a short amount of time and put all our effort into creating the best art we can.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?
Pushing the limits and thinking outside the box. I feel like I can still grow in this area, and look forward to continuing to try.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
No, I really try not to think about anything I wished I would have changed or it will bug me so much that I would never want to release anything. Sure, it could always sound better but I like to think of it as a special moment captured in time.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Thank you for all your love and support for our music!