Hi Jerome, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Thank you so much for having me! This is my first interview since releasing my new song so I’m stoked!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Burn Easy”?
Burn Easy is just a feel good song for the Summer! I imagine people either laying on the beach in a hammock relaxing or jamming to it on a road trip in California somewhere lol!
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
Well, it was actually written by my friend Josh Tobias. I just changed a few words and did the vocal arrangements. But I think we both just wanted the song to be something to vibe to.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Yes! I actually filmed the video in Miami over the course of a few weeks. It was really hard staying on South Beach filming everyday… Not really, lol!
How was the recording and writing process?
The recording process was pretty effortless. I was in a session with Space 9(GC Castillo) and he was like, “hey Josh had you in mind for this song. You should check it out”. The demo was just acoustic guitar and vocals. I thought it was dope so we started to build onto that and it turned into a really cool Caribbean-pop song.
What role does Texas play in your music?
Texas is and will always be HOME to me. I have great memories growing up there and anytime I release a new song or EP it’s always a priority to make sure that back home they are proud of me.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes! I’m finishing up my EP and I’m very excited to share a different side of myself a little more in depth than I have in past projects.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
I’ll actually be releasing my next single “Helpless” in May which is a complete 180 from “Burn Easy”. It’s a piano/vocal ballad that really shows more of my abilities as a songwriter and a vocalist. Not sure on the title of the EP yet. I’m juggling a few different names 😉
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes I’ll actually be heading to Texas at the end of this month to perform at a private event for a First Responders charter cruise. I’ll also be doing shows all over NYC this Summer.
What else is happening next in Jerome Bell’s world?
Well I’m actually in talks with Wilhelmina modeling agency in Chicago(although I don’t think of myself as a model). Other than that, it’s just all about music for me! Stay tuned!
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