Jōviky – 91 Movement [Interview]

What is your creative process like? And Which song of your latest work is your favorite?

My creative process is kind of all over the place. I often draw from emotion or memories first and I create in a non-linear almost collage like fashion putting the music, sound design, lyrics and melodies together. I liken my creative process to post-postmodern art.

My favorite song tends to change every few days. At the moment, ‘Ravens Pt. 1” is the one. The vibe is hard to describe but it’s kind of like a poem writing a poem about itself.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

In the first track off of my EP. 91 Movement, there is the lyric “Black boys don’t cry.” This lyric and the song, in general, address the reality that many Black men are taught not to be vulnerable or show any weakness, in order to survive. This takes a toll on our mental health. With this song, I wanted to bring awareness to this issue and advocate for mental health awareness, specifically for Black men.

What would be your dream performance venue?

My dream venue would probably be Coachella (Sahara Tent). The lighting and visual capabilities are amazing and the vibe is always dope. Second choice would be The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State. I performed there a long time ago and it was magical. It would be sick to do a set in that environment as the sun goes down.

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

I would probably own a little taco stand and bar somewhere on a tropical beach and feed folks during the day and throw crazy dance parties at night.

Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?

Morgan Clae is amazing! Her music is pure, honest and cinematic. One of my favorite tracks of hers is called “Stay” Check her out!

What is the most useless talent you have?

This for sure is one of the top 10 weirdest questions I’ve ever been asked. I’m pretty good at wiggling my eyebrows. However, I think it’s useful in making my friends laugh or annoying people.

One last thing we should know about you?

I love cats. Periodt! Also, my first mixtape is dropping at the end of March on Soundcloud and a few other platforms. Get into it. 🙂

Thank you!

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