RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW LONDON ARTIST JEVZY
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?
Music has always been a part of me for as long as I remember. It started from me listening to reggae within my Jamaican household as a child listening to artists such as bob Marley, sizzla and etc. Just really bringing me back to my roots than of course as you grow up you start listening to your own sounds such as pop, hip hop, and R&B. So music has always been a sense of escapism for me. Gets you through hard times and bad. I mainly used music in order to vent about life, especially in my rap-style songs and sometimes just to have fun with my drill or trap songs. I solely don’t make music for the money even if I don’t go far with it I would still be making music. As I have a genuine love for music as an art form. Music for me just seems right.
Introduce us to you and your musical history.
I made my first song which was a collab with my friend and fellow artist Dre Z called ‘ Against the odds’ it was a good experience because it was the first song I went studio for and the first song I made a music video for . Since then we made another collab song which was ‘lemon pepper’ both songs are on YouTube still today. Both songs were released in 2021 . Fast forward to 2022 and I dropped my first single called ‘ Gimmie a second’ on July 8th which was a slow come up but it’s definitely making some traction as I’m a new artist but I have the determination to get myself heard . Few months later on September 11th I finally dropped ‘ ‘Persuasion’ which is definitely one of my favourites that I have made and I have definitely got a lot of good feedback from this song. The views are piling quite nicely and I can’t wait to drop more music.
What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
Haven’t got any yet, this is my first interview.
We set up RGM USA and many other countries in the world to share music with America and the UK, good idea?
Yes very much so, because everyone needs to be recognised for their talent as there are a lot of talented people out here.
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
No, but I do believe there is another life out there and that we are also within a simulation but that’s just me.
Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?
Bought weights during the pandemic looking to exercise and build muscle and now they just sit in my room.
What useless party trick do you have? No tricks,
I don’t really like to party as much as I use to
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.
All my verses are done in one take even the first long verse in persuasion
If you had to describe your music to an alien how would you describe it?
It would be that I’m very spontaneous you wouldn’t know what I’m dropping next. One moment I would make you hyped the next I would have you deeping life. Just expect the unexpected with my music
What makes you stand out as an artist?
I try to bring my character within my music so people get to know my personality through my music, I also bring a lot of energy within my ad-libs and how I deliver my lyrics.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most?
That I’m not recognised enough for my talent but everything takes time.
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it?
I can tell you it’s a drill song filled with punchlines after punchlines just a track that’s appealing to the ears. No violence involved just straight bars with an infectious flow and staggering energy.
Talk me through the thought process of the single.
I was practically replaying the beat over and over until I understood it and my assignment to kill it. I want to make sure I hit bit of the beat with finesse I wanted a catchy chorus and brilliant wordplay and punchlines and I think I delivered. I definitely enjoy the first bar as I had a play on words with the phrase ‘ asain persuasion’ but done my own twist with the first line saying ‘ I know a sweet one she’s Asian might jeet with a little persuasion’ and that’s just me as a artist just having fun with my lyrics.
What was the recording process like?
The recording of the song was done in two places. The chorus and first verse were recorded at Dre Z’s House as he had his own in-house studio so it was quite fun and it was a start for us as an artist to just get comfortable behind the mic and practice our delivery and flow. The second verse was recorded in pirate studios that’s probably why I may have sounded a bit different and also gave the second part of the song more energy and bounce which was executed quite well.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
Learning how to write things in order so that lyrics make as much sense as possible and also learning to set myself up for punchlines as well.
Would you change anything now its finished?
No, I ultimately think I produced a good body of work from start to finish.
What are your plans for the year ahead?
Dropping more music, I also want to drop an EP or album next year and also film more music videos. And work on me as an artist.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Just watch out for me because I’m not going nowhere.