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INTERVIEW: Ojivolta

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thanks! We’ve been anxious, excited, stressed, happy.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Game Plan”?

Game Plan is our debut single and our official transition into artistry from just being producers. It took us some time to develop our collective voice an identities as musicians, but it was important that we got it right.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

The song came together while writing in the room with Jon, ironically it reflected one of our romantic situations at the time.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

I guess you could say that… We’re putting together a live music video that includes all of the songs in the EP in a really unique way. It’ll be directed by Clément Oberto. More soon!

What was it like to work with Jon Bellion and how did that relationship develop?

We met Jon while living in Brooklyn. We just kinda clicked, all of us are 90’s kids who share a lot of the same musical taste and influences. It wasn’t until we moved to LA and Jon was about to start his album that the three of us started working together heavily.

How was the recording and writing process?

The original beat was made before hand, it was one of three beats that came out of instrumental jams that inspired us to go deeper with groove and feel. Jon came in some time later and wrote and recorded the topline in few hours.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else than when you are writing for your own?

Not necessarily, we’re very critical when working on our own music and it often takes some time to get things exactly as we want them.

How’s your new album coming along?

The new EP is finished, we’re just finalizing mixes and rehearsing for shows.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

We haven’t come up with a title yet, it’s so permanent. The second single, featuring Nylo, will be released mid November and the rest of the EP in January 2017.

Any plans to hit the road?

Absolutely. We’ve put together an elaborate live electronic set. Above anything, music is an expression of human emotion…it was very important to be able to actually perform our music live, similar to the way it was conceived.

What else is happening next in Ojivolta’s world?

Our goal is to begin to bridge the gap between what we work on for others and what we do ourselves. I guess the EP is like a business card in that sense. Happy ojivolta = working on select pop sessions + working with artists that would feature on our songs + playing live often.

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