Jōviky – Intervention [Interview]

Tell us a few things about Intervention. What is the story behind it?

“Intervention” is a a call-to-action for those pursuing dreams in the face of overwhelming adversity and negativity. Los Angeles is the place where people come to make their dreams come true but more often than not, artists can’t overcome the many obstacles in their way. With this song, I wanted to give a little hope to all the artists out there but also acknowledge how difficult this artistic journey can be.

In this song you team up with MaxxWell Q. When did you two meet?

It’s funny you ask, because Maxxwell Q and I have never actually met in person. We’ve exchanged a few emails and messages on social media. Long story short, over the pandemic I got a crazy beat pack from him and recorded about 20 songs to his beats. I’m hoping to get in the studio with him soon, I’m curious what we could come up with in real time. He is always booked and hustling though, so hopefully we can make it happen sooner rather than later.

What is a freethinking person in a few words?

A freethinker is someone who is independently minded and doesn’t just accept things because society says so. A freethinker takes time to look at the world around them from multiple perspectives and is okay with changing their mind when presented with new ideas. Freethinkers make the world go ‘round, because they’re not afraid to go against the grain. They’re not afraid to dream, to express themselves and create new human experiences.

Your dream collaboration?

There are so many artists I’d love to collaborate with, but if I had to pick one I’d say Pharrell. His taste in music is impeccable and I think we could explore new sounds and come up with something really dope and unique.

How Important are political statements by music artists? Can music have an impact on politics?

I think artists have a responsibility to share their thoughts and feelings about what’s going on in the world from their own perspective; whether that’s through the music they make, social media or other mediums, it’s up to them to choose how they deliver their message. However, I also feel artists shouldn’t feel obligated to weigh in on every political matter just because they can. It’s important to stay true to your feelings and speak on things that you truly care about. I think Kendrick is a really good example of using his art and his platform to speak on social issues from his unique perspective. It’s a beautiful thing when an important message is delivered with great art.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

No matter what, strive to be your authentic self through and though and don’t worry about fitting in.

Should we expect an album in the near future?

Everyone has been asking me if I’m dropping an album! I guess that’s a good thing… To be honest, I see a full length album in the future but right now I’m focused on developing my sound and growing a loyal audience. That being said, I am releasing my second EP by the end of 2022. So be on the lookout for that. The songs I’ve recorded so far are pretty damn good. I’m excited for y’all to see my growth as an artist from where I started a couple years ago.

Thank you!

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