Let's Get To Know Jonivan!
Hi Jonivan! Thank you for being here to chat with me today!
I am going to ask you some questions for our readers to get to know you a bit better! City or nature? Nature always:) Favorite season? Spring. Coffee or tea? Coffee that's as dark and rich as possible while still being in liquid form. The last tv show you watched? "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll!" - specifically the scene where Chuck Berry berates Keith Richards for messing with his amplifier settings. Favorite way to balance or center yourself when life gets hectic? If at all possible find some water and have some contact with it either via swimming or just standing near it. If that's not an option then I really prefer to try to find a forest or some trees. What is your creative process like? I usually feel a melody or a rhythmic kind of energy and then I have to go find an instrument, usually for me that's a guitar but it could be a ukulele, bass, harmonica or something more percussive. I have a quick moment where I have to let go and just let a rhythm, cadence or combination of chords progress without too much analytical thought and then things kind of take shape but sometimes it is more intentional where the intended structure drives the music into place. I do a similar thing with lyrics for songs and sometimes I write a type of structure or a story and sometimes it's just plain old verse chorus verse with an attempt at allegory. The main focus for me is to be true to the raw creative energy and that means that I end up capturing all kinds of different musical fragments and later sorting them out. Most surreal moment in your career so far? There were several from live performances in the past but I think recently it's more from finding folks in different places out there that still have a connection to some of the music that I made years ago. It warms the heart and I'm very grateful for those connections. Do you have any upcoming projects we should know about? We have been working on and are excited about our 4 track project titled ~Radio~ and will be releasing it in Mid-April everywhere digitally (spotify, amazon, apple, etc.) as well as some limited edition vinyl for sale via our website. Please let our readers know where to find you and your music! Sure! You can find us at: Instagram~ https://www.instagram.com/jonivan_jones YouTube~ https://youtube.com/user/badfolk Official Website~ https://jonivanjonesmusic.com Distributor links~ https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/jonivanjones/afterwhile Spotify~ https://open.spotify.com/artist/4i0B10GpKlGLUrxcowk0NM?si=Ir-8zoiJTXy-UjTgeFslJQ Apple Music~ https://music.apple.com/us/album/afterwhile/1531983051 Thank you for your time! Thank you for the opportunity to share and wish you all the best!
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