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INTERVIEW: Jack Sleiman

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

Hey! Been doing great so far, can’t complain!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “One For U”?

“One For U” was a song that was made to inspire people. No matter what life throws at you, you just need to pick yourself up and just move forward!

Let me be the One For U” – No matter how strong you think you are, we all need that someone who is gonna give us a hand and push us to our next step in life.

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

I wouldn’t say a particular event, it was more of a life lesson.

After seeing how much people who are alone, struggle to make it in life. Everything is easier when you have the right person by your side, I think we all know that.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

I have no intentions of releasing a video for “One For U”, the entire project was just me trying to do something outside my comfort zone, it did well, but I’m back to focusing on HipHop & RnB.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was great, London Ellis has a voice of an angel and it didn’t take her long at all to give the track the exact vision I wanted.

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

Working with different songwriters and producers could be messy at times, depending on how many people you decide to collaborate with on one single track. However, I find myself blessed, I always end up working with great people and phenomenal energy which makes my life so much easier!

How about when you are remixing – how do you go on balancing the original with your own vision?

Depends on every track. I recently did a remake of “ZINA” by Babylone. The song was beautiful and so delicate. It was a very thin line, I didn’t add too much on it, just gave it a phat beat, so I could play it in my club nights. -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXAJgIMKT78

On other Remixes, I kept it extremely minimal and easy to ear. Some examples are: Hozier‘s – “Take Me To Church” -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34IxrxEaOag or The Weeknd‘s – “Earned It” -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4eN0z6U3-o and Omi‘s – “Cheerleaderhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7osvCxeuD6U.

I have the most fun with my year end mashups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKjqSjQPWwk (2014 Year End Mashup) or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=210Fu5ar3Iw (2015 Year End Mashup)

With each material you release gaining so much attention – does that put a pressure on you as you release a single?

It sure does! After I released “NEXT” with MIMS, I told to myself there would be nothing I can do to top that. The pressure is crazy, it’s like people are only expecting bigger and better, but then again, that’s what keeps me on my feet and experimenting new sounds. -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxXwNMPn5yY

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

February, my new single featuring Sean Kingston, MIMS & Felly – all on one track – it’s just magic!

We’ve been working on this for the past year now and it is finally ready!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

I’m hoping for February 2019.

Any plans to hit the road?

I’m not a big fan of traveling, but with this new single there’ll definitely be a promo tour!

What else is happening next in Jack Sleiman’s world?

Everything you wanna know is on my social media platforms, nothing is kept a secret! 😉

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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