- Describe yourself
I’m Kev. I’m from New Jersey but I moved to Nashville for school when I was 19. I never really thought being a musician was going to be a real career path for me so I focused more on music supervising. I would try and watch a different movie every night and replace the songs that they played in the movies with different ones or I would try and score the scenes myself. That led to me writing original songs that I thought could take a scene from good to great. I found a producer who I really connected with and we started building songs and tracks and i was lucky enough to have them heard by the right people and got to sign my publishing deal. Aside from music I’m a huge sports fan and that’s a huge part of my every day so the quarantine has been less than ideal
- What is your music like?
I would say my sound is just a culmination of all the things I like. My dad would play oasis, frank sinatra, bill joel, the doors, Otis Redding. Sort of a wide array. When I started figuring out my own music tastes I was really into rap. I loved the way they sampled and repurposed old songs to make something completely new. I would say Kanye west is probably the best example of that. I really just try to make things I would like to listen to and not really care about the formula of a pop song
- Who are your influences?
Otis Redding, Jay Z, Stormzy, Kanye West, the 1975, Dave, dua lipa, childish gambino, Dermot Kennedy
- Is there a song you're listening to alot atm?
At the moment it would probably be “If you’re too shy” by the 1975. I love the 80’s feel. It’s great for summer
- What are you most proud of?
I would say convincing my parents that not becoming a doctor was the right call. I’m not sure they thought I could make money making music
- What is your career goal?
I would love to play certain venues. Here in Nashville that would be the ryman. Red rocks in Colorado and royal Albert hall
- What have you been doing with yourself during the lockdown?
This is going to sound ridiculous but every night at 5:57cst a man on the internet races horses on an electric track. It’s the one thing I look forward to daily
- Who would you love to work with?
Dream collab is tough. There are so many great artists out there that I would love to have the opportunity to work with. But at this moment it would probably be j Cole. I love his music and what he stands for. He’s an incredible lyricist
- Tell us about Everything's on Fire
Everything’s on fire is a song I wrote in about 15 minutes. When things weren’t going great in my personal life I had this dream where I was running through a burning city but I had set the fire. I woke up that morning and had the song written before I had a cup of coffee
- Where can fans hear more?
Instagram and Twitter is @kevnotjonas