Artist Interview: Markus Jay

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Tell us about yourself and your music

My music is who I am. I take pride in being as honest as possible and totally being free with my lyrics. A lot of times I’m not able to tell people about me in a verbal conversation so I put my life and my truth in my music.

Talk to us more about your latest release

My latest release is a album titled “BURIED ALIVE” which simply talks about what life is like for me in the present moment.

What inspired you to write this release?

The way my life was going at the time. I felt like there were a lot of issues that needed to be addressed so I decided to make an album about it.

Describe the writing and recording process

The writing process became difficult in the beginning because the content and the messages weren’t coming to me as fast as they normally would. It sort of delayed my creative thinking. The recording process was a little easier than the writing process, due to the fact that I record myself so it helps me release the emotions that I have because no one is around to judge me.

Any plans to release a video?

I havent fully decided if i want tonmske and release any videos or not.

Any plans to hit the road?

Not at the moment.

As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?

I share my music across all my social media. I try to touch as many followers and non followers as possible. As far as standing out from other artist, i let my music and my message do that for me.

Who have you been listening to lately?

Kendrick Lamar

Who are your biggest influences?

Kendrick Lamar
Ab-Soul
Logic
Michael Jackson
Bill Withers

Tell us about your passions

The drive to be successful and leave something behind to a family that’s never had anything.

What else is happening next in your world?

My focus is on music and music only.

 

 

Thanks for an awesome interview, Markus

 

 

Connect with Markus Jay

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/_markusjaySoundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/markusjaymusic