Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Those Cherry Lips”?
My single Those Cherry Lips is about the beautiful, gentle, sensuous connection between two lovers. More than a love song, it comes from a feminine sensitivity about two lovers meeting with passion. The lush color of those cherry lips describes the mesmerizing nature of someone’s beautiful lips when they speak and kiss.
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
Not one specific event, just my day dreaming of interesting, beautiful people and my attraction to their lips.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
I’m excited to be releasing my Lyric Video this upcoming Friday and a live performance video in a couple weeks.
How was the recording and writing process?
My production chops are getting better everyday. Most of the writing and arranging tasks are mine to bring, but my recording skills are coming along nicely! I work with a producing partner who is an industry veteran, plus the Nashville players are mind boggling! The final mixing process is my latest pet peeve.
What role does Nashville play in your music?
I just moved to Nashville from my hometown and I must admit, it totally feels like home!
My appreciation for my new musical community is hard to put into words. Just to know I am surrounded by like-minded artists and creatives. I experience an incredible boost of confidence daily.
Having travelled around the world – how does all these experiences influences your writing?
I write many of my songs from my own personal experience and travelling to new and unfamiliar places is a huge inspiration to me. I feel it always takes me out of my comfort zone and allows me to be present in the moment to absorb what’s around me. After my time away, I always find myself writing lyrics on the plane ride home inspired by my trip!
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Absolutely! I’m so excited to share many of my new songs. I’ve also been working on a lot of new live performance videos and lyric videos that I will be releasing with each single.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
My next single release will be in November!
Any plans to hit the road?
Right now I’m finishing my new songs so I will be not be touring the rest of 2018. However, before year’s end I will be playing a few dates in Nashville to test new songs. I’ll keep you posted.
What else is happening next in Jerrica Alyssa’s world?
Besides my musical work in Pro Tools, I’m starting to get visual chops. Final Cut Pro, Lightroom and Resolve are my new obsessions. Not too brag, but my new baby is the lyric video for Those Cherry Lips…I did all myself. Tell me what you think!