Jōviky – Feeling Is [Interview]

Tell us a few things about your new song “Feeling Is”.

. “Feeling Is” is literally me grappling with a bunch of intense mixed emotions and trying to make some sort of sense out of it all.

What does hip hop symbolize in your opinion?

In its purest artistic form, Hip hop symbolizes the voices of those forgotten or misrepresented by society at large. I believe the music and the culture itself breathes new life into the world and reminds us all, no matter our background or socioeconomic status that we have something to offer that’s worth paying attention to.

Do you like the idea of collaborating? Is songwriting a lonely process?

I love the idea of collaborating. In 2022, my goal is to collaborate with more artists and producers and build community. I believe songwriting can be lonely but that is kind of the beauty of the process. Delving into one’s own psyche and letting yourself be vulnerable is crucial to creating something heartfelt and meaningful.

What is the first album you remember hearing as a child?

My Mom loves Motown and classic soul music. I remember riding in the car and listening to “Just My Imagination” by the Temptations and “Baby Love” by the Supremes. Those are fond memories and that music still resonates with me today.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

. Jōviky’s biggest challenge has been finding the strength and courage to be unapologetic about the marketing and promotion of myself and my music. I’m just a laid back chill person and I don’t really enjoy talking about myself or bragging about my accomplishments. I recently watched the Kanye documentary on Netflix and was inspired by how focused Kanye is/was on getting people to listen to and understand his music. I’m trying to be more like that but it’s hard for me…

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

I don’t know the exact state of mind, but I want people to feel and be in touch with their emotions when they listen to my music. Music and art in general is a conduit for emotion and I just want to help people to get in touch with that side of themselves.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

Whoa! This is an interesting question… I set my desk on fire when I was in 1st grade. It was completely an accident and also a very long story. But I got in major trouble for that. Don’t worry, I’m not a pyromaniac or anything. At least I don’t think I am… 😉

Thank you!

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