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INTERVIEW: Rachel Jaymes

Can you talk to us more about your latest Single “Light Up the Night”? Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

This song was inspired by my relationship with my friends. I really wanted my first song to be about them, how they make me feel when I am around them. We also incorporated the aspect of outer space and stars and constellations because I admire space and Astronomy so much and I hope to write a song about it in the future. During the summers in my hometown, we have concerts on the green in the middle of the town. It’s like a social gathering that so many people go to, to listen to music, lay back and spend time with your friends and family. I love going to these. I would go with my parents and when we got there I would split off to hang out with my friends and sometimes we would go a block or two down the street where there was dim light but also close enough to be able to still hear the music, we lay down in the grass and look up at the stars and admire them. We would get into really deep conversations and talk and laugh and have fun being where we were and recognizing the moment and the people we were sharing it with. I always felt that when I am with my friends, my smile is so bright that it can light up the night. I felt like it was a magic moment that needed to be shared.

Any plans to release a music video for the single?

Not at the Moment. We have a Lyric Video that Austin French made that I absolutely love.

How was the recording and writing process?

For me it was kind of scary. I had been in a recording studio before, but being in Blackbird Studios was such a game changer. When I heard that I would be recording there my family and I did some research on it and had found many Artists and hits had been recorded there. That was a lot to pack into little old me. I was a bit shy and didn’t really know how to act at first and I had to get comfortable in the space, but after around 30 minutes I felt ready and quicker than i thought, I was recording Light Up The Night.

Working with Matt Bronleewe and Ethan Hulse was amazing. They brought out my ideas for the song and developed it into Light Up The Night.

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

I have a difficult time writing faster and more upbeat music when I am writing solo. It usually would come out slow and having a sad thyme to it. I have thought about it alot and I think it is just so easy to write to sad songs. So easy to pinpoint those emotions. Plus, it’s not easy coming up with a wicked beat. When I am collaboration with someone I like to hear their thoughts on what they want to do and how they feel about a faster paced song because sometimes it does come easier to some people.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’ that coming along?

I am working on more songs, slowly but surely. At the moment I am juggling a lot of stuff but while I am out I always have my phone with me so if I see something that inspires me or I think up a lyric, I can quickly jot it down and come back to it at a later time. Although I do find it the easiest to write and think creatively at night when I am about to go sleep. I keep telling my brain to rest and it comes up with so many amazing lyrics that I don’t think I would have thought of if I were completely awake.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Not at the Moment.

Any plans to hit the road?

I do not have any plans on hitting the road at the moment, but I am very open to it in the future.

What is happening next in Rachel Jaymes’ world?

To continue to express myself thru my music and experiment with different types and styles of music. Time can only tell what happens and what’s next and when the time comes I will be open to the new possibilities and welcome them, because in the end they will give me the opportunities to bring me and my music to the next level.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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