James Austin Melton – Will Made Manifest [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

My sound in three words: Jazzy-Soul-Pop

Your songwriting is exceptional. Tell us a few things about your new album.

Thanks so much! This album was a pandemic project. I wrote, self-produced, recorded and performed all the parts. It was truly an endeavor!

Which song of the album is your favorite?

I feel most emotionally connected to “I Won’t Write Another,” because it is about unrequited love. đź’•

Your also have lovely grooves. Tell us a song with a groove you wish you had composed yourself.

Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish”

What would be your dream performance venue?

The Colosseum!

Favorite music related film?

Hmm.. This is a tough one. Maybe the Doors movie starting Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison

One last thing we should know about you?

I am finishing up my master’s degree in Jazz Studies this fall. I am very much looking forward to getting my masters!

Thank you!

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